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UAB fires coach Neil Callaway

Updated: December 3, 2011, 11:58 AM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

UAB fired football coach Neil Callaway on Sunday, a day after the Blazers lost to Florida Atlantic 38-35 to finish the season with a 3-9 record.

Callaway, who had an 18-42 record in five seasons with the Blazers, told ESPN.com that UAB athletic director Brian Mackin fired him during a meeting Sunday morning.

When UAB announced the move later Sunday, the school said Callaway resigned his position.

"I really appreciate the opportunity to be a head coach," Callaway said. "I appreciate ...

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