College Football: Willingham fired
SEATTLE ó Tyrone Willingham was fired Monday as Washington’s coach after failing to restore the Huskies to national prominence.
Two days after Washington fell to 0-7, athletic director Scott Woodward said Willingham will step down at the end of the season. When asked Monday if this was his decision, Willingham said flatly, “no.”
Willingham, appearing at his weekly news conference, added he never considered resigning.
“No, it’s just not in my makeup,” he said.
The decision comes after Saturday’s embarrassing 33-7 loss to Notre Dame on national television and after eight days of discussions with Woodward, who has said he did not want to change coaches during the season. Willingham coached Notre Dame for three seasons until being fired in 2004.