UConn fires head coach Paul Pasqualoni

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

Paul Pasqualoni started 0-4 after losing records in his first two UConn seasons. (USATSI)
Paul Pasqualoni started 0-4 after losing records in his first two UConn seasons. (USATSI)
The 2013 college football coaching carousel has begun spinning even earlier than usual.

Hot on the heels of USC dismissing Lane Kiffin late Saturday night, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com's Jeremy Fowler that UConn has fired head coach Paul Pasqualoni in the wake of the Huskies' humiliating 41-12 loss at Buffalo Saturday. The decision was finalized Monday morning, Fowler reported.

The news was first reported by Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant.

The defeat in Buffalo dropped UConn's 2013 record to 0-4.

Pasqualoni was hired following Randy Edsall's departure for Maryland at the end of the 2010 season, one that ended with a share of the Big East title and a Fiesta Bowl berth. But under Pasqualoni UConn slipped to 5-7 in both 2011 and 2012, and began the 2013 season with a dispiriting 33-18 loss to FCS Towson.

Pasqualoni leaves the program with a 10-18 overall record.

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