Texas Southern fires coach
Football coach is out
Houston — Texas Southern has fired football coach Johnnie Cole as it anticipates an NCAA report detailing major rules violations.
Athletic director Charles McClelland announced the move Friday,
saying: "We have agreed that Coach Cole's separation from the
program is best for all parties."
McClelland said the school anticipates "major NCAA violations
toward our football program with regards to recruiting, unethical
conduct and academic inconsistencies among other things."
The NCAA has been investigating after an academic review turned
up possible violations Defensive coordinator Kevin Ramsey will serve as interim head coach, and the university will hire a permanent replacement after the 2011 season.
Cole went 19-16 in three seasons.