Akron fires Tom Arth

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I never understood how/why that guy shot up the ranks so quickly as a head coach. He was a DIII coach just 5 years ago at John Carroll and was very good there, but then was very mediocre at UTC for 2 years and somehow parlayed that into an FBS job.
 
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So they are firing the coach that has twice as many wins this season as he had in the previous two combined?
I don't know what Akron expects out of their football program, but they've actually gotten worse since Arth became the head coach. Bowden's last season there was 4-8, so they were bad, but Arth has followed it up by winning only 3 games over the next 2+ seasons.

Akron might have an awful roster, no idea (and if they do Arth surely has a hand in that), but it is pretty clear he ain't it.
 
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I don't know what Akron expects out of their football program, but they've actually gotten worse since Arth became the head coach. Bowden's last season there was 4-8, so they were bad, but Arth has followed it up by winning only 3 games over the next 2+ seasons.

Akron might have an awful roster, no idea (and if they do Arth surely has a hand in that), but it is pretty clear he ain't it.
Although, my statement was in fact correct, I was just being ridiculous. Next time I will add the blue font.
 
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yes we play akron next year, and they fired him because akron is the heart of football country and hasn't covered the spread in 2 years. My fear is they get a serious coach in there like jason candle and he lights it up. Not sure if they can afford it tho.
 
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I never understood how/why that guy shot up the ranks so quickly as a head coach. He was a DIII coach just 5 years ago at John Carroll and was very good there, but then was very mediocre at UTC for 2 years and somehow parlayed that into an FBS job.
Will Friend parlayed his “success” here into another job and a pay raise…
 

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