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Bowling Green fires Mike Jinks

Bowling Green has fired head coach Mike Jinks, the program announced Sunday.

"I want to thank Coach Jinks for all of his efforts with our football program and in the BG community," Falcons AD Bob Moosbrugger said in a statement. "However, we felt it was time to make a change in leadership. These are not easy decisions and we do not take this lightly. This affects 11 coaching families, 112 student-athletes and numerous support staff. We wish Mike and his family the best in their future endeavors."

Defensive coordinator Carl Pelini will serve as interim head coach.

Jinks went 7-24 as Bowling Green's head coach, including a 1-6 mark this year. The Falcons fell 42-35 to Western Michigan on Saturday.

Even despite the program's recent troubles, this will be an attractive opening this winter. Bowling Green claims 12 MAC championships, including a crown won as recently as 2015. That season led to Dino Babers taking the Syracuse job and Jinks being hired away from his assistant head coach/running backs coach job at Texas Tech.

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