What’s going on?
I can confirm, through UConn, that George DeLeone the offensive coordinator at UConn the past two seasons, will continue his duties as line coach but will add the title of Associate head coach under Paul Pasqualoni.
“I continue to be excited about the direction of our offense and I look forward to continue to work with the offensive line – a position group that I have been passionate about my entire coaching career,” DeLeone said in a statement. “The new role of Associate Head Coach is a new part of my job that I am eager to take on.”
Former Cincinnati wide receivers coach T.J. Weist is expected to take over the offensive coordinator and wide receiver duties. He’s been seen on campus a couple times. I was told he hasn’t signed a contract just yet but that whole thing could be wrapped up in within a week.
Look at Weist’s resume folks. He’s got some feathers in his cap.
The change in offensive coordinator is not surprising. DeLeone had come under fire the past two seasons for a struggling offense the past two seasons.
Athletic director Warde Manuel promised changes from last season. He said that coming out of the end of the season meeting with Pasqualoni. I suspect these are some of the things he meant, along with winning more games of course.
That’s all I know as of now about coaching moves.