Oct 15, 2011; East Hartford, CT, USA; Connecticut Huskies kicker Chad Christen (13) talks with UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni before a game against South Florida at Rentschler Field. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

T.J. Weist named UConn Huskies interim head coach


The UConn Huskies dismissed Paul Pasqualoni today after a 41-12 loss to Buffalo on Saturday, leading to an 0-4 start for the Hukskies.

The school held a press conference at 4 p.m. to announce the Pasqualoni firing and name offensive coordinator T.J. Weist the interim coach. Associate head coach and offensive line coach George DeLeone was been fired as well.

The 0-4 start was the program’s first since 1991, when UConn participated on the FCS level, and the offense is bad enough to make on’e eyes bleed, as they rank 121st in the FBS in total offense, 109th in scoring and 109th in interceptions thrown.

Weist, a coach with over 25 years of experience and most recently served as the wide receivers coach at Cincinnati, is in his first season as the offensive coordinator in 2013. He was also the Bearcats recruiting coordinator for the past year.


Previous Experience:

Year School Duties
1988-89 Alabama Wide Receivers/Grad. Asst.
1990-93 Michigan Wide Receivers/Vol.-Grad. Asst.
1994-95 Southern Illinois Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
1996 Tulsa Wide Receivers 1997-2001 Indiana Wide Receivers
2002-2009 Western Kentucky Receivers/RBs, Assistant Head Coach (2007-09), Offensive Coordinator (2003-06)
2010-12 Cincinnati Wide Receivers

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