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UConn football coach Paul Pasqualoni fired after 0-4 start

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut athletic director Warde Manuel said he’s looking for football coach who can bring more excitement, passion, and above all wins to UConn.

Manuel fired coach Paul Pasqualoni Monday, with his team 0-4 and coming off a 41-12 loss at Buffalo.

Pasqualoni, in his third season at UConn, finishes with a 10-18 record. Associate head coach George DeLeone, who coached the offensive line, also was let go.

‘‘I'm changing now because we have to have different leadership to get different results,’’ Manuel said. ‘‘I'm not comfortable with losing.’’

Offensive coordinator T.J. Weist, whose energetic style is a contrast to the more reserved Pasqualoni, will take over as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

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