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NC State Head Football Coach Tom O'Brien Fired

12:10 AM, Nov 26, 2012   |    comments
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RALEIGH -- NC State football coach Tom O'Brien has been fired, Athletics Director Debbie Yow announced Sunday.

O'Brien led the Wolfpack program for six years. He finished with an overall record of 40-35, and 22-26 in the ACC.

The Wolfpack had one winning ACC record under O'Brien.

The athletics department will begin its nationwide search for a new coach immediately. Offensive Coordinator Dana Bible will serve as interim head coach in the team's upcoming bowl game.

All other assistants will remain on staff for the bowl game, and they will all have to the opportunity to apply for the head coaching position, the school announced.

O'Brien had this to say about the school's decision:

"I appreciate the opportunity to have coached at North Carolina State University and I feel that the program is in a better place now than when I started," he said. "I'm proud of the young men that I have coached here, for their accomplishments on the field and in the classroom... I appreciate all of my coaches and wish them the best and I look forward to life after football."

NC State University

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