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UConn Football Booster Wants Money Back After Huskies Fail To Hire Steve Addazio

Connecticut Huskies football made it to a BCS bowl last year thanks to its Big East membership, which affords a prestigious bowl trip to any school that finishes above .500 while only losing to Temple once. Coach Randy Edsall was able to use the Fiesta Bowl as a springboard out of UConn and into the ACC, replacing former Georgia Tech OC Ralph Friedgen at Maryland.

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Now Robert Burton, one of UConn's biggest football boosters, has decided he wants the school to return a $3 million donation he made for athletic facilities improvements. He doesn't like UConn's athletic director or its new coach, apparently preferring former Florida Gators OC Steve Addazio. Obviously Burton's goal was to prevent the Huskies from ever again making it to a BCS bowl and thus being spared the disgrace of sending so few fans to Arizona. If that's the plan, Addazio's your man.

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Mr. Burton, if you'd like to invest in a football program that will not lose in the Fiesta Bowl or hire Paul Pasqualoni any time soon, I'd like to recommend the Kennesaw State Fighting Owls. No, we will not hire Steve Addazio either, though. 

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.