According to all of the UConn Huskies football beat writers here in the state of Connecticut, new head coach Paul Pasqualoni has decided to bring in an old friend of his, George DeLeone, to take over as offensive coordinator. What remains to be seen is where former offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead ends up.

UConn FootballAll of them report that Moorhead is a finalist for the head coaching gig at Indiana (PA) University, Division II school or could retain his title of quarterbacks coach at UConn.

DeLeone, a UConn graduate, has been the tight ends coach for the Miami Dolphins the past three seasons. Before he joined the Dolphins, he was the offensive coordinator in 2006 and 2007 for the Temple Owls. In 2005, he was the run game coordinator/offensive line coach for the Ole Miss Rebels.

He has also coached with Pasqualoni at Southern Connecticut State University and at Syracuse. He had two stints at Syracuse, the first from 1985-1996, and the second from 1998-2004. In his 19 years at Syracuse, he was offensive line coach (1985-86, 2000-04), offensive coordinator (1987-96), defensive coordinator (1998) and quarterbacks coach (1999). He also held the title of associate head coach from 1998-2004.

DeLeone also coached at Rutgers from 1980 to 1983 as defensive line coach (1980), defensive coordinator (1981-82) and offensive line/special teams coach (1983).

Also, Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant is reporting that inside linebackers coach and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando will be named the new defensive coordinator at Florida International University.

Orlando was one Randy Edsall’s original hires at UConn. He had coached the inside linebackers since 1999 and became the defensive coordinator in 2005.