New Offensive Coordinator! Rhett Lashlee of Auburn

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  1. Scoe

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    Dream Jobbed 2.0 Formerly DiacosArmy

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    Pretty funny. They seem to assume he came here as HC.
     
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    There might have been "creative" differences between the HC and Lashlee and as we all know that can break up the best of bands. Great news for UConn. Have my fingers crossed that Randy and the rest of the staff "to be named later" can find a way to get that offensive line competing at a Div 1 level. That's the real key to success. You can bring in the greatest football minds in the business but if nobody blocks on offense then it'll just be a mirror of the last 6 years.
     
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  4. Papadukes

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    I knocked the Randy hire and was working on accepting it. This is awesome and don't even care who the DC is we gawna score some dam points !!!!!!!! Go Huskies
     
  5. huskymedic

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    MattMang23 Contrarian

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    On autigers.com message board, the mood seems to be "good riddance." One guy called it a "quiet firing." They liked him as a person, not so much as an OC.
     
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    I'm literally buying my season tickets next week with my paycheck. I'll deal without a cell phone cuz I am not missing this year's home games
     
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    Does our scoreboard even go that high?
     
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    shizzle787 King Shizzle DCCLXXXVII of the Cesspool

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    It doesn't matter; it's officially an offense now.
     
  11. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.

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    Fantastic day for UConn sports all around. Great hire. I do like that he's a power running game guy.
     
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  12. nomar

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    Theo/Lucchino
     
  13. RioDog

    RioDog Too old to rock 'n roll, too young to die!

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    I know its only January 11th, but depending on how this season turns out we could already have our "Post of the Year" winner.
     
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    Dove We can't stop what's comin.

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    Points off for the typo.
     
  15. Scoe

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    Solid resume, this will be quite a culture shock for him going from the South to Connecticut. Its an unconventional move but great for us. He played under Malzahn in high school, and coached under him his whole career, perhaps it was just time for him to have some space from Malzahn.

    Rhett Lashlee - Wikipedia
     
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    Offensive players wanting to play for an SEC OC can now come to UConn. Jordan McAfee, our 6' 4" 220 lb incoming freshman dual threat QB from State Champion Everett MA HS is very excited. Redshirt is likely, but under Lashlee s tutelage, he just might become our version of Cam Newton?! It probably won't be long before we're toilet-papering the UConn oak tree on campus!
     
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    I like this idea.
     
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    Chin Diesel Power of Love

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    The press release emphasizes "base" salary of $350k. I wouldn't be surprised if there are achievable incentives to make it closer to $450k-$500k.
     
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    Now all he has to do is pull in a couple of recruits and maybe steal one or two from down south.

    Love the hire and think the spread will be a great offense at UConn.
     
  20. DoctorWho85

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    I was thinking the same thing. I'm willing to bet he's getting full autonomy of the offense and a heavily incentivise contract (similar to Kiffin at FIU)
     
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    Wait. What.
     
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    UConnNick from Vince Lombardi's home town

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    There has to be more to this story than what's being reported. Nobody takes a $250k cut in salary without some serious motivation to make a move like this one. Was Auburn going to can him?

    At any rate, who cares? It looks like AD Dave has hit a home run.
     
  23. FartMan69

    FartMan69 I can't believe I ate the whole thing

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    Yooooooooooooooo! YESSS
     
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    TheDrifter75 You Can't Cheat the Grind.

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    Just got off work. Any good news today?
     
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