ODU parts ways with four assistant football coaches

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THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON CAME TO A CLOSE FOR OLD DOMINION YESSTERDAY, AND YOU KNEW AFTER A SECOND STRAIGHT LOSING SEASON, CHANGES WERE ON THE WAY. I’M NATHAN EPSTEIN. WHILE THE MONARCHS EXPERIENCED SOME PRETTY HISTORIC HIGHS WITH A WIN OVER VIRGINIA TECH AND THE BIGGEST RALLY IN SCHOOL HISTORY—COMING BACK FROM 28-NOTHING TO BEAT NORTH TEXAS—-A 4 AND 8 RECORD JUST WON’T CUT IT IN TODAY’S BUSINESS OF WINNING. WHILE HEAD COACH BOBBY WILDER IS SAFE, THE SCHOOL ANNOUNCED THIS EVENING THAT FOUR OF HIS ASSISTANT COACHES HAVE BEEN LET GO. RICH NAGY, WHO’D BEEN WITH THE PROGRAM THE LAST FOUR YEARS WAS IN HIS SECOND AS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR, SAFETIES COACH KERMITT BUGS, CORNERBACKS COACH SAM PERRYMAN AND OFFENSIVE LINE COACH CHRIS MALONE WILL NOT BE BACK NEXT SEASON. COACH WILDER SAID IN A STATEMENT QUOTE, THESE ARE DIFFICULT DECISIONS,BUT DECISIONS THAT HAVE TO BE MADE TO IMPROVE OUR PROGRAM, CLOSED QUOTE. ODU’S DEFENSE HAD STRUGGLED THIS SEASON, GIVING UP MORE THAN 215 RUSHING YARDS PER GAME, AND 35 POINTS A CONTEST. COACH WILDER WILL ADDRESS THE DECISION AT HIS WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW.

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