Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mike Stoops is an ex-Arizona Wildcat coach.

The college football season is just beginning its sixth week, and it already has its first major coaching casualty.* Arizona has fired head football coach Mike Stoops, who just hasn't had the year his big brother Bob is over at Oklahoma.

Athletic director Greg Byrne announced Stoops' dismissal at a news conference Monday evening, two days after the Wildcats lost their fifth straight game, 37-27, at previously winless Oregon State.
Dating to last season, Arizona has lost 10 of 11 games, the lone victory this season's opener over Northern Arizona, a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) school. The Wildcats last beat a Football Bowl Subdivision team in a game against UCLA on Oct. 30, 2010.

Obviously, Arizona thought it was necessary to stop the meltdown before it go any worse. As if interim coach  Tim Kish (Stoops' defensive coordinator) is going to make things better. Don't hold your breath.

Just look at this as the opening salvo in the Urban Meyer sweepstakes. Arizona is bound to ask the former Florida coach about the job.

*Mention Mike Locksley being fired from New Mexico as a "major" coach. I'll laugh.

(via ESPN)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i'm glad he is out and gone! what goes around comes around.
i'm a past football parent.