UConn hires Pasqualoni as coach
Former Syracuse coach takes over Huskies
The Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut has hired former Syracuse coach Paul Pasqualoni as its head football coach.
The school says a news conference introducing Pasqualoni would be held a 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Pasqualoni, the Dallas Cowboys interim defensive coordinator, was fired by Syracuse after the 2004 season.
Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett released a statement Thursday evening saying UConn was getting “everything that a college program would want from a leadership perspective.”
The 61-year-old native of Cheshire replaces Randy Edsall, who took the head coaching job at Maryland after leading UConn to an 8-5 season and a berth in the Fiesta Bowl, where the Huskies lost to Oklahoma 48-20.