Trent Miles unexpectedly went 6-7 at Georgia State last season. With that bowl game came raised expectations, and after a 2-8 start, he is reportedly out in Atlanta.
Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel reports that Miles has been fired, late in his fourth year as head coach of the Panthers. He had previously served in the same role at Indiana State. The move comes after a 37-23 loss to Louisiana-Monroe today.
Miles was 9-38 during his Georgia State tenure, going 0-12 in 2013, the program's first at the FBS level, 1-11 in 2014, before breaking through with a 6-7 2015 campaign. That involved a season-ending upset of rival Georgia Southern, and a trip to the Cure Bowl, where the Panthers fell to San Jose State.
Miles is the fifth head coach to be fired during the season, and makes Georgia State the fifth open job on the market. Baylor fired Art Briles in the off-season. Jobs at FIU, LSU, and Purdue opened during the year, though Fresno was quick to make a hire, tabbing former Cal head coach Jeff Tedford to lead the progran going forward.
The program currently plays at the Georgia Dome, but will begin play at Turner Field, after the Atlanta Braves leave for Cobb County. This week, the school revealed plans to convert the baseball stadium into one suitable for football.