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UAB fires football coach Callaway

The Sports Xchange

Alabama-Birmingham fired football coach Neil Callaway on Sunday, one day after the Blazers lost to previously winless Florida Atlantic 38-35 to finish 3-9.

Callaway had an 18-42 record in five seasons at UAB, and reported he was informed Sunday morning by athletic director Brian Mackin that he had been dismissed.

Callaway's best season at UAB was 5-7 in 2009.

The Blazers finished the season pretty well, winning two of their final three games, including an upset of then-No. 20 Southern Mississippi on Nov. 17. However, losing the finale to a Florida Atlantic team that was 0-10 overall and 0-7 in the Sun Belt Conference may have sealed Callaway's fate.

The school's board of trustees earlier this month rejected plans to build a $75 million on-campus football stadium.

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