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UAB Blazers fire Neil Callaway after five seasons

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The UAB Blazers have fired head coach Neil Callaway. The school announced that he had resigned.

However, according to AL.com, Callaway was fired this morning following a meeting with Athletic Director Brian Mackin. Mackin worked his statement that the two parties “parted ways.”

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“I met with Coach Callaway earlier today and we mutually agreed that his tenure as our football coach will not be extended,” said Mackin. “I want to thank Neil for his service during his five years as head coach of our football program. There have been many positives attained in his time as head coach, especially the improvement in our APR scores and overall academic success the past several.

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“However, we have not experienced the level of success on the field that we all desire and expect for this program.”

Callaway has gone 18-42 as the Blazers head coach the last five seasons. His tenure came to an end with a 38-35 loss to the Florida Atlantic Owls on Saturday.

The Owls picked up their first win of the season, as they came into the contest with an 0-10 record.

“I appreciate the opportunity that UAB has given me to be a head coach,” Callaway said after potentially coaching his final game with the team. “It’s something that I’ve wanted to do and they’ve gave me that opportunity and I do appreciate it. I thank all the support people, (trainer) Mike Jones and (equipment manager) Bryan Coutras and (strength coach) Steve Martin, all of them did an outstanding job. I really want to thank the coaching staff and the players.

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“We’re disappointed in the win-loss record but, at the same time, the circumstances we had to work under, I think we did an outstanding job.”

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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