Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee joins UConn staff

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STORRS — 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.

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.