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News Now Update: FAMU Head Coach And Assistant Coaches Fired

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Florida A&M fired head coach Rubin
Carter and his entire staff today after the Rattlers posted a 3-8
record this season, including a 34-7 loss to rival Bethune-Cookman
in the season finale.

Florida A&M President James Ammons announced Carter's firing and
said Athletic Director Nelson Townsend resigned as well today.
Ammons says he hoped to fill both jobs by the end of this year.

A FAMU spokesman says all seven assistant coaches also were
fired.

Ammons says the university is naming Allen Bogan, a former
Florida A&M assistant football coach, as interim athletic director.
Bogan was one of five assistants who resigned in 2005 in the wake
of sanctions from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for 196 NCAA
rules violations.

Carter was 16-17 in three seasons at the school and had two
years remaining on his original contract.


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