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College Football Coach Fires 4 Of His Top Assistant Coaches

A detail of a Nike official NCAA size football as it sits in the end zone while the West Virginia Mountaineers stretchon the field prior to playing against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.

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It's the end of the college football season, which means a bunch of coaching moves have been made and more are to come.

Few college football programs, though, are going to have as much assistant coaching turnover as Old Dominion.

ODU, which notched one of the biggest upset wins of the season with a victory against Virginia Tech, has fired four of its top assistant coaches.

The program's defensive coordinator, safeties coach, cornerbacks coach and offensive line coach have all been let go.

From the school:

Old Dominion head football coach Bobby Wilder announced changes to his coaching staff on Sunday. Defensive coordinator Rich Nagy, safeties coach Kermit Buggs, cornerbacks coach Sam Perryman and offensive line coach Chris Malone will not return.

Wilder has named wide receivers coach John Allen the recruiting coordinator.

“I want to thank Coaches Nagy, Buggs, Perryman and Malone for their commitment to our program,” Wilder said. “All four of these men worked hard at their jobs and cared about and for their players. On behalf of everyone associated with Old Dominion University football we wish them well. These are difficult decisions, but decisions that have to be made to improve our program.”

ODU ranks in the bottom 15 in FBS in total defense, scoring defense and pass defense. ODU ranks ninth in Conference USA games in rushing offense and is last in rush defense in C-USA games.

ODU went 4-8 this past season.