UConn eyeing Tech’s Foster

BLACKSBURG – The University of Connecticut has its sights set on Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster as a possible replacement for fired football coach Paul Pasqualoni.
Connect officials contacted Foster’s agent, Robert Lattinville, to inquire about setting up an interview with the Hokies’ longtime defensive boss.
“That’s as far as it’s gone,” Foster said Wednesday night after practice. “Nobody’s contacted me. We haven’t talked about the job. We haven’t done anything. That’s where it is. You guys know as much as I do about UConn.”
Foster said he’s focused on preparing the Hokies (7-4, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) for Saturday’s regular-season finale against rival Virginia. He also said he’s not sure how appealing a position Connecticut, which fired Pasqualoni after he started 0-4 this season, is.
“In the big picture, that’s probably a tough job,” Foster said.
Foster earned just under $472,000 for the 2012 season. His contract includes a deferred payment of $800,000 if he’s still on staff through the 2014 season.
Lattinville did not return phone calls Wednesday.