George DeLeone wears two crowns as UConn’s line coach and offensive coordinator.
The offense showed progress in the Pittsburgh win but it has been a rocky road for the unit, particularly the line, all season.
Head coach Paul Pasqualoni has already said he doesn’t think the two hats are too much DeLeone.
Here’s DeLeone’s thoughts.
“I don’t think the way things have gone here has anything to do with who is coaching what, most especially what I’m coaching. I really don’t believe that. Now, I understand we haven’t been productive. I understand that. You don’t have to tell me what the games have been like. I live through it. I live through it 24-7 and I live through it year ’round but to say it’s because last year I coached the tight ends and this year I’m coaching the line and last year I could do this… I don’t believe that’s the truth. I just don’t. Now, people may want to say that and that’s their opinion. I’m living through it and don’t feel that way..
“… I also will say that if it takes more work, I’m here every morning at 5 o’clock. I go home at midnight so we’re willing to do more work. That’s not the issue. We’re more than happy to do that to give these kids the best chance we got. That’s kind of where I’m at on that. That’s my opinion on it.”