St Augustine's fires football coach Michael Morand

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Saint Augustine's has fired football coach Michael Morand.

The school announced his dismissal Wednesday, two weeks after he was placed on administrative leave without pay for undisclosed reasons.

Athletic director George Williams said in a statement that ''the university has found it necessary to proceed in a different direction.''

The Division II school says running backs coach Tim Chavous is taking over as interim coach.

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