Georgia State fires coach Trent Miles after 2-8 start

Trent Miles lasted less than four full seasons at GSU. USATSI

The 2016 season has claimed another coach.

According to Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated, Georgia State has fired coach Trent Miles.

The school made the move official Sunday morning, naming Tim Lappano the interim coach.

While the news comes as a bit of a surprise, it's not really a huge shock. After losing 37-23 to Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday, the Panthers dropped to 2-8 on the season. Miles, who was in his fourth season at Georgia State, was only 9-48 overall and 6-23 in the Sun Belt.

The Panthers held some expectations coming into the season. After a very rough start in his first two seasons, which were the school's first as an FBS program, Georgia State went 6-6 during the regular season in 2015 before losing in the Cure Bowl to finish 6-7. The hope had been that the Panthers would be able to build on that success and carry it into 2016.

That just hasn't been the case, however, and now Georgia State is the fourth team searching for a new coach. Fresno State has already hired Jeff Tedford to replace Tim DeRuyter. Les Miles (LSU) and Ron Turner (Florida International) were previously let go this season.

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Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

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