Former Penn State linebacker Paul Pasqualoni is the new head football coach of the UConn Huskies, replacing Randy Edsall, who left to become the head coach at University of Maryland.
This announcement at least temporarily throws a wet blanket on the head coaching aspirations of Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, who interviewed for the Connecticut job after being rejected by Temple and Pitt.
Pasqualoni, a Connecticut resident, played at Penn State from 1968-71, alongside such PSU legends as John Cappelletti, Franco Harris, John Hufnagel, Lydell Mitchell, and John Skorupan.
He served as linebackers coach at Syracuse from 1987 to 1991, when he became head coach until 2004.
Most recently, Pasqualoni has been tight ends and linebackers coach for the NFL Dallas Cowboys in 2005-2008. He was then hired by the Miami Dolphins as defensive coordinator. After being fired by the Dolphins in 2010, he returned to the Cowboys as defensive line coach and after the firing of head coach Wade Phillips, was elevated to defensive coordinator.