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Fresno State Fires Pat Hill

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Fresno State has just announced they will be firing Pat Hill after his 15th season at Fresno State. The firing comes after Fresno State ended the season 4-9 for only the third losing season of Hill's career. Fans had been calling for his head since early in the season, and Fresno State finally answered.

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via www.surveyusa.com

Fresno State performed far below expectations this season, losing badly several times and nearly being knocked off at home against FCS North Dakota 27-22. They even lost to perennial WAC basement teams New Mexico State and San Jose State. Injuries decimated the defense. By the end of the season, the Bulldogs were starting a converted WR at safety.

One of the reasons those calls were so vociferous was the presence of former standout QB David Carr's younger brother Derek Carr. Between Carr (3544 passing yards, 26 TD, 8 INT - currently 10th in the nation in total passing) , Robbie Rouse (1549 rushing yards - 7th in the nation) and Jalen Saunders (Fred Biletnikoff award watch list, 1065 yards receiving and second in the nation in yards per reception at 21.6) the Bulldogs had no shortage of offensive talent.

The lure of talent like that may be enough to attract a decent head coach, especially as Carr and Saunders are only sophomores.

A press conference is going on right now.

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