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UConn fires football coach Paul Pasqualoni

09.30.13 at 10:55 am ET

UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni was fired following an 0-4 start to the season, the school announced Monday.

UConn will announce an interim head coach at 4 p.m. Monday, and it reportedly won’€™t be associate head coach George DeLeone.

‘€œI am making this change in our football coaching staff now as we approach the conference season to see an improved performance from our football program,’€ athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement. ‘€œI am disappointed in the record of our team thus far, but I am confident that our coaching staff and student-athletes will continue to work hard to improve and that will be reflected on the field of play as we start our American Athletic Conference season.’€

Pasqualoni took over as coach before the start of the 2011 season, but back-to-back 5-7 seasons and the putrid start to this season doomed him. The Huskies’ four losses this year include a season-opening 33-18 loss to Towson, an FCS team, and most recently, a 41-12 loss to Buffalo. UConn also fell to Maryland and No. 15 Michigan.

Pasqualoni coached at Syracuse from 1991-2004, amassing a 107-59-1 record and six bowl game victories before his firing in 2004. After Syracuse, Pasqualoni spent time in the NFL as an assistant coach for the Cowboys and Dolphins.

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