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Speculation Begins on Next UConn Coach

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    With Paul Pasqualoni officially out as the Huskies' head coach, the conversation immediately turns to who will replace him. It's a fair question for several reasons, chief among them: UConn is in the American Athletic Conference and they need to be competitive in every major sport if they want to maintain their profile school that competes on the national stage.

    (To be fair, this pertains more to basketball than football, but as the recent conference reshuffling showed, football is king, at least when it comes to the bottom line.)

    With that in mind, here's an early list of potential Pasqualoni replacements courtesy of SBNation and the Hartford Courant (in random order).

    Pat Narduzzi, currently defensive coordinator, Michigan State
    Dave Clawson, currently head coach, Bowling Green
    Pete Lembo, currently head coach, Ball State
    Rob Ambrose, currently head coach, Towson
    Mark Whipple, former UMass coach, Steelers QB coach, Browns QB coach
    Don Brown, currently defensive coordinator, Boston College (and former UConn DC)
    Greg Schiano, currently head coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (former Rutgers coach)
    Eric Mangini, 49ers consultant and Hartford native
    Josh McDaniels, Patriots offensive coordinator
    Greg Roman, 49ers offensive coordinator

    UConn athletic director Warde Manuel said Monday that "At the appropriate time we will talk about search," which means we'll have weeks -- and maybe months -- to speculate.

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