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Hilltoppers dismiss Elson in 7th season

Updated: November 9, 2009, 4:19 PM ET
Associated Press

Western Kentucky fired David Elson on Monday, though he will finish out the remainder of a horrific season in which the Hilltoppers have struggled to make the transition to major college football.

The firing came less than 48 hours after the Hilltoppers (0-9, 0-5 Sun Belt Conference) lost 40-20 to Troy to extend their winless streak to 17 games, the longest in the country.

The search for Elson's replacement will begin immediately.

"We looked at stats, looked at attendance, looked ...

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