Former QB initiates removal from staff

Updated: December 8, 2003, 4:04 PM ET
Associated Press

PROVO, Utah -- Robbie Bosco, who led BYU to its only national title in 1984, is out as the Cougars' quarterbacks coach.

Bosco, who passed for 8,400 yards and 66 touchdowns from 1983-85, has been moved to a fund-raising job, the school said Monday.

BYU was 4-8 this season, marking the first time the Cougars had consecutive losing seasons since 1970-71. Bosco, who also was the co-offensive coordinator, said he initiated the move.

In a season when Bosco assumed more play-calling responsibility, the Cougars averaged just 16.3 points per game -- 109th of 117 I-A schools.

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