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Middle Tennessee fires 2 assistant football coaches


    Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill spoke to Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich at Aloha Stadium on Dec. 19.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. >> Middle Tennessee has fired defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix and wide receivers coach Kez McCorvey.

Middle Tennessee went 8-5 this year but allowed over 50 points in each of its last two games, including a 52-35 Hawaii Bowl loss to Hawaii on Christmas Eve.

Blue Raiders coach Rick Stockstill announced today that neither Nix nor McCorvey would be back on his staff in 2017. Stockstill said that he was “appreciative” of Nix and “grateful” to McCorvey and added that, “I want to wish them both the best in their future coaching endeavors.”

Nix joined Stockstill’s Middle Tennessee staff in 2012 after spending four seasons as Mississippi’s defensive coordinator. He also had been a defensive coordinator at Southern Mississippi and a co-defensive coordinator at South Carolina.

McCorvey had joined Middle Tennessee’s staff this season.

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  • Tis the part of the season that not all is Jolly. The North Pole of College football, Notre Dame is in flux. Mike Standford (Boise State), Fightin Irish OC leaves to become youngest (34) head coach in D1A @ Western Kentucky. DC was fired before mid-season and three players left for a variety of reasons. Brian Kelly (4-8 in 2016) survives but he is at the edge of a steep fall at South Bend.
    So enjoy the holidays and all the Bowls football folks…and the post-season firing roasts for all those Saint Nick-LESS coaches.

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