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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013 file photo, Connecticut head coach Paul Pasqualoni, right, gestures to his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. Paqualoni was fired Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, after the Huskies lost the first four games of the season. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013 file photo, Connecticut head coach Paul Pasqualoni, right, gestures to his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. Paqualoni was fired Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, after the Huskies lost the first four games of the season. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

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