UConn’s Diaco makes change at offensive coordinator

Connecticut head coach Bob Diaco, center, runs onto the field during team introductions prior to an NCAA football game against Central Florida Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
Connecticut head coach Bob Diaco, center, runs onto the field during team introductions prior to an NCAA football game against Central Florida Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn football coach Bob Diaco has shuffled his coaching staff in an attempt to jumpstart the anemic Huskies offense.

Diaco announced Tuesday that he has demoted offensive coordinator Frank Verducci and moved running backs coach David Corley into that role.

The Huskies (3-6, 1-5 American), who have lost three straight games, face Temple (6-3, 4-1) on Friday.

UConn ranks 106th out of 128 Bowl subdivision teams in total offense and 126th in scoring offense, averaging just over 361 yards and 18 points a game.

Corley was a quarterback at William & Mary and spent six years on the coaching staff there before joining Diaco at UConn, where he also has coached wide receivers.

He says his goal will be to better utilize the skillsets of the offensive players.

Diaco says Verducci will stay on the staff and work with the tackles and tight ends.