Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Weist named UConn's offensive coordinator

The long rumored appointment of T.J. Weist as UConn’s offesive coordinator became official today.

Weist called the plays in Cincinnati’s win over Duke in the Belk Bowl as the Bearcats had 554 yards of total offense in a 48-34 victory.

Weist’s Cincinnati offense led the Big East in scoring offense, passing offense, first downs and third-down conversions.
The 1988 Alabama graduate began his coaching career at his alma mater and also had stints at Michigan, Southern Illinois, Tulsa, Indiana and Western Kentucky before arriving at Cincinnati in 2010.

"I am very excited to join the UConn family and be part of Coach (Paul) Pasqualoni's staff," said Weist in a statement. "I have always had a high respect for the UConn football program from playing them for the past three years. One thing that has always struck me about the UConn team is that they have tough players, who are well coached and disciplined. As an opposing coach, you respect that and you know its starts with the head coach and his staff.

"I have followed Coach Pasqualoni's career and have a high respect and high regard for him. He has a great knowledge of football and a high respect for the game."

He takes over for George DeLeone, who will remain the offensive line coach but is no longer the Huskies’ offensive coordinator.


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