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Connecticut Huskies Coach Ignores UConn Sins While Slamming Big East Conference Catholic Seven

David Butler-USA Today Sports

Good riddance, says Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma to the Big East Conference seven Catholic schools.  “I hope they leave tomorrow,” Auriemma told the Hartford Courant.

Auriemma characterized the Catholic seven as greedy hangers-on who road the success of the league, took the money and ran.

You mad bro?

Geno, my man,  we understand your frustration at being the odd man out; the lone Northeast team in the Big East.  But dude, weren’t the Huskies begging and pleading the Atlantic Coast Conference to take them in just a few weeks ago?  The same Huskies whose horrible men’s basketball team’s graduation rate got it banned from postseason play?

I don’t know who appointed Auriemma spokesperson for UConn athletics, but dude has been running his mouth Rex Ryan style.

Auriemma fell short of calling the Catholic schools back-stabbing heathens.  But he came close.

“The Catholic schools did a really good thing. They stayed at the table for as long as it took them to make as much money as they could,” he said.  “And once they saw all the money running out, they decided to go play somewhere else.”

He blamed the voting pattern of the Catholic schools for some of problems the league faces.

“They did what was best for them, just like a lot of catholic schools do. They like to say the state schools are the big bad guys. I’ve heard my share of that in my time in the conference.”

Auriemma, a proven winner as a coach, sounds like a sore loser and a hypocrite.  Because if the ACC extended an invitation tomorrow, he’d be smiling at the press conference talking about what a great move it is for UConn.

Merlisa blogs about the Big East Conference.  Follow her on Twitter: @merlisa.