“The University of Connecticut detective accused in a high-profile federal lawsuit of not believing a female student’s account of an alleged rape involving a UConn football player left his job for another agency in October, UConn police confirmed Thursday.”
Here’s the release from the school..
UConn Athletic Communications – September 30, 2013 – Pasqualoni Relieved Of Responsibilities
STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut Director of Athletics Warde Manuel has announced on Monday morning that head football coach Paul Pasqualoni has been relieved of his responsibilities immediately. Manuel will announce an interim head coach later on Monday.
In addition, associate head coach and offensive line head coach George DeLeone has also been relieved of his responsibilities.
“I 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,” said Manuel. “I 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.”
According his employment contract, Pasqualoni will receive from the University a $750,000 payment in full satisfaction of all financial obligations of his contract.
No more info now details soon…hearing Associate head coach and line coach George DeLeone as well
What’s goin on?
Some final thoughts via teleconference from UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni heading into the season opener Thursday night against Towson (Rentschler Field, 7:30, ESPN3)…..
– Tight end Sean McQuillan (concussion) is set to go. He has been cleared to play and will.
On being ready for the season opener: “I think we’ve practiced pretty well. I think we’ve practiced hard. You get to that point in preseason camp where you’ve just got to find out how far you’ve come and you have to play somebody else. I think every coach including Knute Rockne would want to have more time to prepare his team but it’s time that we line up and play against somebody else and see how far we’ve improved, see what we’ve got done and evaluate it.”
Towson presents some problems defensively because it has good players and the Tigers like to pressure.
“They’ve got guys that really can line up and play agains Division I teams…It’s the players and how well they’ve implemented these guys into the scheme and the pressure that they bring.”
Pasqualoni said everybody is ready to go, status quo, minus Andrew Adams (shoulder)
Pasqualoni said he’s as excited to see how the teams does Thursday night as anyone.
“I want to see what our identity is, what comes out as our identity. Evrey team is a new team, every team is unique…I think every coach hopes he sees the identity of a good, solid, tough football team, takes care of the ball, plays the game the right way, doesn’t do stupid things, doesn’t beat themselves, plays well on special teams, punts the ball well, kicks the ball well, covers the ball, catches the ball on returns. Those are all things I want to see, like everybody wants to see them, I want to see them, too.
What’s goin on?
We’re getting close. Down to nine days until the opener against Towson at Rentschler Field..
The start of the season means UConn Football Coach Paul Pasqualoni would be speaking at the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell.
Tuesday was his day. He was pretty good…and pretty funny..
What’s goin on?
This is from tomorrow’s story for the paper but it’s good and we’re going to use it again here from head coach Paul Pasqualoni on urgency and the importance of this season… Continue reading
Here’s an interview UConn Caoch Paul Pasqualoni did today with Jack Arute and Gino Torretta on SiriusXMs College Sports Nation Channel..
UConn lost a lot on defense we know.
Two starting corners in Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Dwayne Gratz; two starting linebackers in Sio Moore and Jory Johnson; a starting defensive end in Trevardo Williams and a defensive tackle in Ryan Wirth.
Right now UConn Coach Paul Pasqualoni is anxious to see who steps up – because several players need to really, on both sides of the ball but the D lost the most. Continue reading
A little more from my interview this moreing with UConn Coach Paul Pasqualoni. Here he talks about, really what can’t happen in 2013 that has happened the past two seasons….
You have to win though, right, coming off a pair of 5-7 seasons and now facing the toughest schedule the program has ever had. Given all that what is the approach for 2013?
“Hopefully we can put the team together and everybody in the right position where with their skill set we can maximize what they can do for us and get this secondary, the corners, on defense, replace the linebackers the corners, replace Ryan Wirth up front,” Pasqualoni said. “The offensive line has been together now. That unit is back. Jimmy Bennett is back. The approach is to put the thing together to maximize the talent we have and to move forward and play smart football, not turn the ball over and not give up big plays. At the end of the day, the goal is to score more points than they do. That’s what’s important. I like our approach to football. We’ve just got to get into these games and play smarter than we’ve played and when I say smarter we just can’t…we’ve got to have a high regard for the ball. We can’t turn the ball over and we can’t have dumb penalties and we can’t have lapses and inconsistent play on defense and give up a big play.”