WMU fires Bill Cubit after season-ending loss to EMU

10:17 PM, Nov 17, 2012   |    comments
Bill Cubit walks off the field following a 2011 loss to Illinois. The Broncos fired Cubit Saturday following a season-ending loss to EMU. (Photo: Reid Compton/US Presswire)
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WMU fired head football coach Bill Cubit just hours after the Broncos lost their 2012 season finale, 29-23 to Eastern Michigan.

Cubit spent the last eight seasons at Western, finishing with a record of 51-47.  He led the Broncos to three bowl appearances, including the Little Caesars Bowl in 2011.

Western was a preseason pick to finish near the top of the MAC West, but finished with Cubit's worst conference record (2-6) since arriving in Kalamazoo.   

Cubit ends his tenure with the fifth most wins in WMU history and the second most MAC wins (36) in program history.

Western says a national search for the program's 15th head coach will begin immediately.

Cubit had a year remaining on his contract.

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