On Monday, UConn announced that Frank Verducci would no longer be in a coaching role with the team going forward and that the Huskies will be working on a national search for a new offensive coordinator.
“I want to thank Coach Verducci for his service to our UConn football family the past two years,” head coach Bob Diaco said via the official release from the school. “I have known Coach Verducci since I was in high school and he is a great person and football coach.”
Verducci will now be in the role of recruiting coordinator, according to Jeff Jacobs of the Hartford Courant.
In addition to Verducci’s position change, Diaco will be evaluating all of the assistant coaches in the coming weeks after a disappointing 3-9 season in which the Huskies lost their final six games and eight of their last nine, with the offense among the lowest-rated in the nation in all key statistical categories.
Verducci’s hire was met with criticism by The UConn Blog from the beginning, hopefully Diaco can find a more experienced offensive leader this time as the Huskies look to right the ship.
“This is a very important decision for the future of our football program,” Diaco continued. “We will bring to our team an individual who can make an immediate impact as we continue to build the program. A proven record of success in developing individual talent and creating a dynamic offensive plan will be central to the search.”