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Why UConn Might've Waited Until Now To Fire Bob Diaco

The timing of Bob Diaco's firing at UConn seems a little strange.

UConn announced on Twitter this morning that it has fired head football coach Bob Diaco.

Here's what the Huskies said about the decision:

“I know this may come as a surprise to our fans and supporters given the timing of this decision,” continued Benedict. “However, it became apparent to me that a change in program direction is necessary at this time.”

UConn went 3-9 this season and finished its 2016 campaign on Nov. 26.

Why'd it take a month for the Huskies to decide to fire Diaco, who had been there for three seasons?

Perhaps this:

Money is always a factor.