Giving up 41 sacks in one season will prompt a change at the offensive line, whether by position coach or player(s), from just about any head coach. UConn’s Paul Pasqualoni is no exception.
The first-year coach announced on Tuesday that offensive coordinator George DeLeone (pictured), who also coached tight ends for UConn last season, would be taking over O-line duties while former line coach Mike Foley would move to that vacant tight ends spot.
Foley had been the O-line coach for UConn for the past six seasons, and has coach the line through much of his career, but the Huskies gave up the second-most sacks of any team in the Big East in 2011. Desmond Carter of the Hartford Courant writes that Foley is still expected to have some input with the tackles position.
In addition to the 41 sacks given up, UConn statistically had one of the worst rushing offenses in the country, despite the fact that Lyle McCombs rushed for over 1,100 yards.
UC0nn went 5-7 in Pasqualoni’s first season.