Paul Pasqualoni

Connecticut fires Coach Paul Pasqualoni

Connecticut fires Coach Paul Pasqualoni

Connecticut Coach Paul Pasqualoni was fired Monday, with his team 0-4 and coming off a 41-12 loss at Buffalo.

Athletic Director Warde Manuel announced the dismissal two days after the latest defeat. Pasqualoni, in his third season at Connecticut, finishes with a 10-18 record.

The school said it will pay Pasqualoni $750,000 to buy out his contract.

The Huskies have a week off before hosting South Florida on Oct. 12.

The Connecticut-born Pasqualoni took over the football team at its height. The Huskies had appeared in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl, losing 48-20 to Oklahoma. But Connecticut finished 5-7 in consecutive years, and calls for...

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