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UConn Football Running Backs Coach Terry Richardson Leaving for Mississippi State

The Huskies promoted quality control coach Mike Moyseenko to fill Richardson’s vacancy.

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After firing four assistant coaches earlier in the offseason, the UConn Huskies’ football’s staff will have another change going into next season as running backs coach Terry Richardson departs for the same position at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are coached by former UConn offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead.

To fill the void on the staff, the Huskies promoted offensive quality control coach Mike Moyseenko. While he has only been on staff for one season, Moyseenko spent four seasons as a wide receivers coach at Towson.

“I am pleased to promote Mike to running backs coach,” Edsall said in a release. “Mike has been a valuable member of the offensive staff over the last year and assumes this position with a full understanding of our offense. He possesses outstanding interpersonal skills and has established positive relationships with the student-athletes on our team.”

Richardson was on head coach Randy Edsall’s staff during his first go-around at UConn and joined him when he left for Maryland. When Edsall returned to Storrs, Richardson came back as well. Understandably, it’s hard to turn down a position in the SEC.

Running back projects to be one of the strongest positions for UConn in 2019. The Huskies return workhorse Kevin Mensah, who ran for 1,046 yards last season, in addition to getting Donevin O’Reilly and Zavier Scott back from injury. Freshmen Dante Black and Khyon Gillespie also figure to work into the mix.

Moyseenko is the fourth new member of Edsall’s staff, joining defensive coordinator Lou Spanos, strength and conditioning director Matt King and defensive backs coach Darrell Perkins.