John F. Silver
DeLeone denied the rumors he is headed to the Giants on Tuesday to the Hartford Courant.
The job status of DeLeone remains a hot topic at UConn. DeLeone, in two years as offensive coordinator, has come under fire for a an under-performing offense that struggled to institute his pro-style offense and zone blocking scheme. Last season, the Huskies were among the least productive in the country and were 118th out of 120 FBS teams in scoring, at 17.75 points a game. The Huskies were 110th in total offense at 318.33 yards a game and struggled in the run game.
DeLeone is a long-time friend of head coach Paul Pasqualoni and have worked on and off together for nearly two decades at Southern Connecticut, Syracuse and with the Miami Dolphins.
The Huskies lost highly-regarded Don Brown for the defensive coordinator position at Boston College. Also, running back coach Clayton White has left to N. C State, his alma mater.
Pasqualoni, coming off back-to-back 5-7 seasons, will now have to replace both of his coordinators and his top recruiters. Brown has extensive ties to Florida and the Northeast while DeLeone was responsible for New York and New Jersey as well as the Southwest including Texas.