Pasqualoni’s Seat Growing White-Hot

Aug 29, 2013; East Hartford, CT, USA; UConn Huskies head coach Paul Pasqualoni during the first half against the Towson Tigers at Rentschler Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni entered the season under fire.

If the opener — a 33-16 loss to FCS team Towson — is any indication he will end the season getting fired.

Pasqualoni, ranked No. 2 in the preseason Coaches Hot Seat Top 10, made his play for No. 1 on Thursday night.

The Huskies scored first but never led after the first quarter.

When UConn hired Pasqualoni, the program had won at least eight games in the past four seasons and had earned a split of the Big East title twice. Randy Edsall’s last team made it to the Fiesta Bowl, marking the program’s first trip to a BCS bowl game.

Enter Pasqualoni.

The Huskies have gone 5-7 in both seasons under the former Syracuse coach.

UConn fans were predictably furious on Twitter, not-so-subtly asking for Pasqualoni to be removed from his post.

They could very well get their wish this season.

Towson coach Rob Ambrose would be an excellent candidate to replace Pasqualoni. Ambrose has done an excellent job building up the Tigers’ program into a regular contender in the CAA. He also has experience at UConn, having served as offensive coordinator under Edsall.

The Huskies will face Maryland next at home in Randy Edsall’s return to the Rent. You can find Uconn tickets here to see coach’s both past and present face off in a very important game for both of their respective jobs.

Topics: AAC, CAA, Towson Tigers, Uconn Huskies

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