Former UConn Huskies DC Don Brown

Going 5-7 over the past two seasons and not making a bowl game is bad enough for the UConn Huskies football team. Losing your defensive coordinator to the Boston College Eagles is even worse.

According to multiple media reports, new Boston College head coach and Connecticut native Steve Addazio has hired UConn defensive coordinator Don Brown to the same position.

Despite the 5-7 record, UConn's defense flourished under Brown.

They finished the 2012 season as the No. 10 team in total defense, 7th in rushing defense, 23rd in scoring defense,19th in sacks and 13th in tackles for a loss.

UConn will be losing seniors at key positions on defense due to graduation but the loss of Brown makes the sting felt more.

Paul Pasqualoni will now have the task of finding a new defensive coordinator and for some of the players at UConn, it'll be the third one they've played under in the past four seasons.

If we thought UConn had any chance of relevancy next season, this just nullified that as it looks like it will be just another mediocre season of football in UConn Country.

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photo credit: john woike – hartford courant