Eastern Michigan has fired head coach Ron English.
EMU was 1-8 this season and 0-5 in the MAC. The Eagles, who lost 55-16 to Toledo last week, rank 111th nationally in scoring offense (19.3 points per game) and 122nd in scoring defense (45.6 points per game).
“At this time, I have decided that a change in the leadership of our football team is necessary,” EMU athletic director Heather Lyke said in a release.
“Eastern Michigan University’s commitment to our student-athletes remains of the utmost importance as we move forward with the rest of this season and in selecting the new leader of our program.”
Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Stan Parrish will serve as interim head coach. Parrish has a 63-60-3 record in 13 seasons as a head coach, including stints at Wabash (1978-82), Marshall (1984-85), Kansas State (1986-88) and Ball State (2008-10).
Lyke said that a “national search” for English’s replacement will begin immediately.
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