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Brookhart out at Akron

Updated: November 28, 2009, 11:47 AM ET
Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio -- The University of Akron has fired football coach J.D. Brookhart.

Athletic director Tom Wistrcill announced the move Saturday, one day after the Zips defeated Eastern Michigan 28-21 to finish the season at 3-9.

Wistrcill said in a statement that four straight seasons with the team finishing below .500 in the Mid-American Conference played into his decision. He said the search for a new coach would begin immediately.

Brookhart was hired in 2004 and had one year remaining ...

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