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Herbst Responds To New UConn Football RB Coach’s Comments On Religion

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UConn President Susan Herbst. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

UConn President Susan Herbst. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

STORRS, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) _ UConn president Susan Herbst is responding to the comments of a new assistant football coach made in a Hartford Courant article this past weekend.

In a Sunday article, new running backs coach Ernest Jones said he wants players to understand that “Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle,” and he implied new head coach Bob Diaco feels the same way.

In a letter in Wednesday’s (Jan. 15) Courant, Herbst responded saying “employees can’t appear to endorse or advocate for a particular religion or spiritual philosophy as part of their work or in their interactions with students.”

Ernest T. Jones, UConn Running Backs Coach (Courtesy UConn)

Ernest T. Jones, UConn Running Backs Coach (Courtesy UConn)

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