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Thursday, December 30, 2010
Plenty of coaching continuity at UConn

By Ted Miller

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- One potential reason for Connecticut's rapid rise from I-AA to BCS bowl team is coaching continuity. Head coach Randy Edsall has been atop the program for 12 seasons and four assistants have been with him for at least 10 years. Two others have been with the Huskies for five years.

"Any time you can keep people around, it's very helpful," Edsall said. "They know how I act. I know how they act. We know what we're teaching. We know the system that we are in. Continuity is huge."

Randy Edsall
Randy Edsall has established a veteran coaching staff at Connecticut.
The "old timers" remember life before UConn upgraded its facilities to a point where they are as good as any in the Big East. They remember the duct tape before things went high tech.

"It's totally different," said Hank Hughes, the assistant head coach for defense, who's been with the program 10 years. "It's changed dramatically. Our facilities have gone from probably among the very bottom to some of the better quality facilities in the country."

Here's a look at the Huskies staff.