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R.C. Johnson says he will retire

Updated: November 28, 2011, 4:14 PM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson said Monday he is retiring next year, making the announcement a day after football coach Larry Porter was fired.

Fans lost interest in the struggling Tigers football team, with only about 2,500 people attending the home finale against Marshall on Nov. 17. Porter was fired Sunday after going 3-21 in two seasons, and with Johnson's announcement, Memphis is now looking for a new football coach and AD for the Conference USA program.

Johnson, ...

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