STORRS, Conn. (AP) Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee has left to join Randy Edsall's staff at Connecticut.
Lashlee agreed to a three-year contract with a base salary of $350,000 to be offensive coordinator, UConn said Wednesday.
Lashlee spent the last four seasons at Auburn and has twice been a finalist for the Broyles Award, given to the nation's top assistant coach. Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn says UConn is giving Lashlee a ''great opportunity'' to implement and run his own offense.
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Edsall called Lashlee one the brightest offensive minds in college football.
Edsall is beginning his second stint as head coach at UConn, which fired Bob Diaco after a 3-9 season. The Huskies were 74-70 during Edsall's first tenure from 1999 and 2010, with appearances in five bowl games.