Fox Sports reporter Aaron Torres threw out an interesting name for the now vacant head coaching job at the University of Connecticut: newly hired Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando.
Candidate to watch with UConn: New Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. Was DC during Randy Edsall era. Former players LOVE him.
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) December 26, 2016Advertisement
The Huskies fired head coach Bob Diaco after he went 11-26 in three seasons, and as Torres points out, Orlando has ties to the program’s winningest head coach, Randy Edsall.
Before Texas fans start making a defensive coordinator wishlist, Torres added this:
Agree UConn likely pursues an offensive guy. But there will be a groundswell of support from former players https://t.co/O3cnHqMbgN
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) December 26, 2016
Orlando coached at UConn from 1999 to 2010, serving as the defensive coordinator from 2006 to 2010. He left for stops at Florida International and Utah State before joining new Texas head coach Tom Herman at Houston in 2015. Orlando was briefly the interim coach at Houston before Major Applewhite was hired as the head coach. Orlando officially joined Texas last week.
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