Jackson State fires Rick Comegy

Updated: December 18, 2013, 6:16 PM ET
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JACKSON, Miss. -- Coach Rick Comegy, who led Jackson State to an 8-1 record in the Southwestern Athletic Conference this season, was fired Wednesday, the school said.

Comegy had a 55-35 record in eight seasons and led the Tigers to the 2007 SWAC title.

Jackson State was 8-4 overall this season. The Tigers lost to Southern in the SWAC championship game, 34-27, in double overtime.

University spokesman Eric Stringfellow said during a Wednesday press conference that ...

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