A College Football Head Coach Has Been Fired

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonWe have our first head coach firing of the 2018 college football season. It comes via Bowling Green.Bowling Green, which is off to a 1-6 start this season, has decided to part ways with head coach Mike Jinks.Jinks, 46, has been the program’s head coach since 2016. He’s gone 7-24 as the program’s head coach, failing to win more than four games in any of his two-plus seasons.Bowling Green announced the news this afternoon.Here’s the full release:Bowling Green State University Director of Athletics Bob Moosbrugger has announced that Mike Jinks has been released from his head football coach responsibilities.“I want to thank Coach Jinks for all of his efforts with our football program and in the BG community. However, we felt it was time to make a change in leadership. These are not easy decisions and we do not take this lightly. This affects 11 coaching families, 112 student-athletes and numerous support staff. We wish Mike and his family the best in their future endeavors.”Moosbrugger will begin the search for a new head coach immediately. Defensive coordinator Carl Pelini has agreed to serve as Interim Head Coach.“We have a talented group of hard working student-athletes and I look forward to the program finishing the season strong playing for the senior class under the leadership of Coach Pelini,” Moosbrugger said.“Our football program has been a source of pride for our alumni and fans,” Moosbrugger added. “We need football to be successful to help our entire athletics department and University. We are committed to excellence on the field and in the classroom.”Bowling Green has fired Mike Jinks. pic.twitter.com/Pnz7i4zZCR— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) October 14, 2018Jinks becomes the first FBS head coach to be fired so far this season.Bowling Green made the move following Saturday’s 42-35 loss to Western Michigan.last_img

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