EUGENE OR - NOVEMBER 26: Head coach Mike Stoops of the Arizona Wildcats yells out to his team in the first quarter of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on November 26 2010 in Eugene Oregon.The Ducks won the game 48-29. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
Mike Stoops is reportedly out as Arizona's head coach after eight seasons.
SB Nation Arizona suggested the Mike Stoops era in Tucson may be over after their devastating loss to Oregon State this past weekend. It appears that era will be coming to an end this evening at 6 p.m.
According to multiple sources, Stoops is out as head coach. Athletic director Greg Byrne will likely confirm the announcement during the press conference scheduled for later this evening.
This does not come as much of a surprise to those who follow UA football. Stoops was on the hot seat entering this season and a 1-5 start (with that lone victory coming over Northern Arizona University) has turned the entire fan base on the coach once thought of to be one of the true rising stars in college football.
For the time being, Tim Kish will act as head coach for the Wildcats. Judging from various tweets, the team has been notified of the changes as well.
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