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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  • by Lecron on Nov 20, 2007 at 05:40 PM
    Famu has went from bad to worse, This school seems to be a SHAM not a shame but a sham , a joke , a con , the marching 100 stealing things, the adminstration falling apart , makes me wonder if anyone with a degree from there actually earned it and can actually call themselves graduates with a valid education. I'm sure all the alumni are shivering in their shoes from all this and if their not then they have hidden in shame. I'd be hiding my diploma if it had famu written on it.
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