Western Michigan fires Bill Cubit

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer
Bill Cubit went 51-47 in eight seasons at Western Michigan. (US Presswire)

Western Michigan's season ended Saturday with a loss to lowly Eastern Michigan, and with it so did Bill Cubit's tenure as Western Michigan's head coach. The school announced on Saturday evening that it had released Cubit from the final year of his contract.

"I want to thank Coach Cubit for his years of service and recognize the work he and all of his assistants have done over the years in support of our student-athletes," said Western Michigan athletic director Kathy Beauregard in a statement. "I also want to thank Nancy and the entire Cubit family for what they have meant to this community."

"Although this is a time of transition, the expectations of our department remain the same. Our vision and mission is winning division and conference titles and growing our number of postseason bowls. We continue to value student-athlete success academically and expect them to be great citizens in this community."

Cubit had quite a bit of success during his eight seasons at Western Michigan. The Broncos went 51-47 during his time and appeared in three bowl games. However, Western Michigan was never able to win a conference title under Cubit. He leaves the school with the fifth most wins in program history and the second most MAC wins in school history.

A search to find his replacement will begin immediately.

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