UConn hires Auburn OC Lashlee for same position

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Randy Edsall continued to fill out his coaching staff at UConn on Wednesday, announcing the hiring of Rhett Lashlee as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

“I am thrilled to have Rhett join our staff as the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach,” said Edsall. “He is one of the brightest offensive minds in college football and I know that his experience around some of the highest-powered offenses and top players in the country is going to be an incredible benefit to our program.”

Lashlee comes to the Huskies after serving as offensive coordinator and QBs coach under Gus Malzahn at Auburn for the last four seasons and was named a finalist for the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach in 2013.

“Rhett has been a valuable asset to our program, helping Auburn to a national championship as a graduate assistant and another national championship appearance in 2013,” Malzahn said. “Our offenses have achieved great success and he has been a big part of that. This is a great opportunity for Rhett to implement and run his own offense."

Lashlee took over play-calling duties from Malzahn for the first time during the 2016 season and immediately led the team to six straight wins. He will earn $350,000 in base salary per season for the next three years.

“I'm excited to be joining Coach Edsall's staff and help him get our program to where we, our fans and student-athletes want it to be,” said Lashlee. “Randy is a proven winner and has done it here at UConn before and I'm thrilled to be a part of his staff. I'm humbled that Coach has trusted me with the opportunity to run the offense and work closely with his staff to make our fans proud of this team. Go Huskies.”

Prior to his time with the Tigers, Lashlee also held both positions under Malzahn at Arkansas State for one season, which led to the Auburn job.

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