Weist Takes Helm At UConn Football

T.J. Weist, who was introduced at a 4 p.m. news conference Monday, was named the interim coach for the rest of the season after UConn athletic director Warde Manuel decided to fire head coach Paul Pasqualoni, who was 10-18 in two-plus season and whose team sits at the bottom nationally in just about every offensive category. Manuel said Weist has a passion for the game and coaching, but for Weist to be a permanent candidate, Manuel said he needs to win. For the rest of the story click here:

T.J. Weist held his first official practice Tuesday afternoon as the new UConn football head coach. "This is my job now and this team is my focus, nothing else, and I agree with him when he said the bottom line is to win. There's nothing to disagree with him about. It's the truth. If I want to be the next head coach and we want to lead this program, then we have to win; we have to win in a style and manner, with character and class, and the things he wants from us. I understand what he wants."

T.J. Weist held his first official practice Tuesday afternoon as the new UConn football head coach. “This is my job now and this team is my focus, nothing else, and I agree with him when he said the bottom line is to win. There’s nothing to disagree with him about. It’s the truth. If I want to be the next head coach and we want to lead this program, then we have to win; we have to win in a style and manner, with character and class, and the things he wants from us. I understand what he wants.”

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