FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2009, file photo, Mark Whipple talks to reporters after he was named offensive coordinator at the University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Fla. Whipple is in the final stages of ... more 
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2009, file photo, Mark Whipple talks to reporters after he was named offensive coordinator at the University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Fla. Whipple is in the final stages of negotiations to become Connecticut's next head coach, according to a UConn athletic department official. Whipple, 53, was let go by Miami after Randy Shannon was fired at the end of the season. He also coached Massachusetts to the 1998 Division I-AA championship. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By J. Pat Carter, File
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