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UConn Has Fired Head Coach Bob Diaco

Bob Diaco is out at UConn.

Connecticut has fired its head football coach, Bob Diaco.

The 43-year-old coach went 11-26 in three seasons leading the Huskies, who went 3-9 this season. UConn made just one bowl appearance over his three seasons. The Huskies went 6-7 in 2015, losing in the St. Petersburg Bowl.

UConn announced the news on Twitter.

From their statement:

“I believe a new leader for our program and student-athletes is needed to build long-term success,” Benedict said. “I am grateful to Coach Diaco and his staff for their hard work and the integrity with which they ran the program and certainly wish them future success.”

“This is obviously not the way I had hoped things would turn out, but I appreciate having had the opportunity to be here at UConn," said Diaco. “I thank the administration, staff and fans of the UConn Football program for their passion and support over these three years. Most importantly, I want to say how much I love the players on this team and will be rooting for their success. I know that there are great things to come for all of them.”

The move is effective starting Jan. 2.