Originally written on Double Coverage Football  |  Last updated 10/1/13
After 10 wins in three years, a season-opening home loss to Towson, and an 0-4 start capped with an embarrassing 41-12 loss at Buffalo, the Paul Pasqualoni experiment is finally over at Connecticut. We've been calling for this one for weeks, and after Saturday's showing it was clear to everyone following the Huskies that Pasqualoni's jig was up. Any goodwill he built up with UConn's near upset was washed away with the loss at Buffalo, which Athletic Director Warde Manuel called unacceptable before replacing Pas with offensive coordinator T.J. Weist. Pasqualoni's firing after four games is the fastest a coach at a BCS school has been axed since the system began in 1998 (besting Lane Kiffin's previous record of five, which he held for approximately 20 hours). The long overdue firing marks the end of a misguided era at UConn, whose football program dropped from the BCS to a doormat in 28 games under Pasqualoni. UConn went 10-18 in two-plus seasons under Pas, but the record unders...
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