雖然感覺有點現實 但是學校開出的buyout價是50萬美金 馬上把這位教練的身價提高到全校第一啦~~
WKU fires Elson
Team struggling at 0-9 in first FBS season
NICK BAUMGARDNER, The Daily News, firstname.lastname@example.org/783-3239
Published: November 9, 2009
The David Elson era at Western Kentucky University has ended.
The Daily News learned this morning that WKU head football coach David Elson will not be retained by the university after the conclusion of this season.
University officials had no further comment at press time.
WKU athletic director Wood Selig and President Gary Ransdell scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. this afternoon to discuss the matter. Elson will not be present at the conference.
As for the rest of the 2009 season, Elson and his staff will coach the team for the final three games before Elson is removed at the end of the year. It is unclear right now whether any or all of Elson’s coaching staff will also be let go.
Hired as the program’s head coach in March of 2003, Elson has compiled a 39-41 record at WKU. Prior to that, Elson served as an assistant coach on former coach Jack Harbaugh’s staff from 1996 through 2002. Elson was the defensive coordinator of WKU’s 2002 Division I-AA national championship team.
Elson has been the only NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision coach the program has known, but has had little success throughout WKU’s transition, which formally began in 2007.
Since making the initial move to the FBS in 2007, Elson’s teams have a combined record of 9-24.
The team is winless in the 2009 season and owns the longest losing streak in the country, totaling 17 games dating back to 2008.
During the last three seasons, Elson is 1-22 against FBS competition.
The move to terminate Elson’s contract will apparently cost the university $500,000 in buyout money. In January, the WKU Board of Regents approved a proposal from Selig to extend Elson’s contract through the 2016 season.
Selig told the Daily News in 2008 that he had no plans on judging the seventh year coach on wins and losses during the transition until the 2011 season.
“(Elson) does not need to doubt for a minute – nor do those on his staff or our student-athletes – that we aren’t totally behind what they’re doing and how they’re doing it. Because we are,” Selig told the Daily News in the Nov. 19, 2008, story. “I don’t think it’s fair to really evaluate them by that standard alone until possibly 2011, when the (redshirt freshman starting safety) Ryan Beards of our program are redshirt seniors, and we’ve had a chance to stay true to our philosophy of recruiting an entire class – be it 20 to 25 student-athletes, redshirt them, develop them physically and academically to put them in the best position for success.
“In 2011, that’ll be the first year that we have an entire program full of student-athletes who have signed on for (Division I-A) football. To me, that’s when the evaluation truly begins from a win-loss standpoint.”
David Elson’s record at WKU
As a member of the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA)
2003: 9-4, lost in second round of playoffs
2004: 9-3, lost in first round of playoffs
2005: 6-5, no postseason
2006: 6-5, no postseason
As a transitional member of the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A)
As a full member of the Football Bowl Subdivision
2009 to date: 0-9
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