Connecticut hires Verducci as offensive coordinator

Former Notre Dame run-game coordinator/offensive line coach Frank Verducci will become the new offensive coordinator at Connecticut, a source told FOX Sports on Monday morning. The move is expected to be announced by the school later in the day. (UPDATE: UConn has officially announced the hire, adding that Verducci will also be in charge of the running backs.)

Verducci, a former NFL assistant, spent the 2014 season at Northern Iowa as UNI’s tight ends/offensive tackles coach and he will now work under former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco, who went 2-10 in his debut season as head coach at UConn. The Huskies ranked No. 123 in the nation in total offense and were No. 116 in rushing. Only once in 2014 did they score more than 21 points, and that came in a 37-29 win over UCF.

Verducci has coached in the NFL, CFL, SEC, Big Ten, among other places. His first job out of college was at Northern Illinois where he was named the running backs coach and oversaw the strength and conditioning program for head coach Lee Corso in 1984.