Eastern Michigan fired head coach Ron English on Friday after five seasons at the school. Offensive coordinator Stan Parrish will serve as interim head coach, the school announced.
English had a 11-46 record in those five years and has lost 20 of his last 23 games. The Eagles are 1-8 this season and 0-5 in the Mid-American Conference, losing those conference games by an average of 33 points.
The defense also allows 45.5 points and 523.6 yards per game. Those rankings are among the worst in the FBS. Eastern Michigan's last winning season was in 1995.
"At this time I have decided that a change in the leadership of our football team is necessary," athletic director Heather Lyke said in a statement. "Eastern Michigan University's commitment to our student-athletes remain of the utmost importance as we move forward with the rest of the season and in selecting the new leader of our program."MANDEL: NIU, Fresno State and poll-voting tendencies; more Mailbag