Nov 16, 2013; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini (left) talks to Michigan State Spartans assistant coach Pat Narduzzi during the pre-game warmups at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

UConn requests an interview with Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi


In 2013, there may not have been a better defense in all of college football than that of the Michigan State Spartans. That was all but confirmed this past Saturday in the Big Ten Championship Game when they were able to come up pretty big in some tough spots against the second-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, helping secure the team that Big Ten title and a trip to the Rose Bowl.

The architect behind that dominant unit is defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi. Narduzzi brings an intensity to his group that really can’t be rivaled by any coach. In that Big Ten title game, he even left the booth and went down to coach from the sidelines to make sure that the victory was locked up.

After that win, as if we all didn’t think it beforehand with the way he’s performed this season from the booth, the talks of Narduzzi landing himself a head coaching gig began to heat up even more.

It seems that one team is very interested in making Narduzzi their unquestioned leader, and it’s the UConn Huskies.

According to Jeremy Fowler of CBS, the Huskies have already requested an interview with Narduzzi and that could happen as early as this week.

The Huskies are in search of a coach after they fired Paul Pasqualoni earlier this season.

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