UConn football team hires offensive assistant

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Sep. 15—The UConn football team, shutout victims in two of its first three games this season, has hired a new assistant coach to boost its offense.

Noel Mazzone, a coaching veteran of 35 years, was hired Wednesday as an offensive analyst with the Huskies.

Mazzone was most recently the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arizona from 2018-20. He worked with UConn interim head coach Lou Spanos at UCLA during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

"I have known Noel for several years and have great respect for him as a person and for his football mind," Spanos said in a statement released by the school. "Our entire coaching staff will benefit from his presence and I can't wait for him to get to work."

Prior to his time at Arizona, Mazzone was the offensive coordinator at Texas A&M from 2016-17. He was at UCLA from 2012-15.

"I want to welcome Noel to the UConn football family and I look forward to him providing valuable support to our coaching staff," UConn Athletic Director David Benedict said in a statement. "We haven't gotten off to the start we had hoped for but we will continue to do everything we can to achieve success on the field this season."

UConn (0-3) visits Army Saturday. In its previous two games against FBS foes this season, the Huskies were beaten by a combined score of 94-0.

Neill covers UConn men's basketball and UConn football teams, and he keeps a finger on the pulse of Connecticut sports. For live game updates, and more insight into UConn athletics, player transfers, and team changes, follow Neill on Twitter: @NeillOstrout, Facebook: JINeillO, and Instagram: @NeillOstrout.

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