Report: Army fires Rich Ellerson

By on December 15, 2013

Army has fired coach Rich Ellerson, according to an SI.com report.

Army has fired head football coach Rich Ellerson. (Photo: Matt Rourke, AP)The move was not unexpected, and came in the wake of the school’s 12th consecutive loss to Navy. Army went 3-9 this season, including the 34-7 loss to the Midshipmen.

Ellerson compiled a 20-41 record in his five seasons, including an 0-5 mark against Navy and just eight wins overall the past three seasons.

The SI report states that the job has already generated a lot of interest from assistant coaches around college football, and Ellerson’s replacement is expected to have experience at Army during one of the programs stronger football eras.

Early names with West Point ties include Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, New York Jets special teams coach Ben Kotwica, Vanderbilt defensive coordinator Bob Shoop, UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan.

Photo: Matt Rourke, AP

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