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San Jose State fires Ron Caragher, per report

Another Mountain West school needs a new head coach.

NCAA Football: UNLV at San Jose State Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Add the San Jose State Spartans who are going to be needing a new head coach going forward, Football Scoop and other sources are reporting that Caragher is out as the Spartans head coach.

In four years at San Jose State, Caragher was just 19-30 which included going to a bowl in 2015 with just five wins but they won the Cure Bowl against Georgia State, 27-16, to finish with a 6-7 record, and he only had season where he did not have a losing record and that was 6-6 in his first year back in 2013.

Mike MacIntyre took the job at Colorado after an 11-2 season, and Caragher came from San Diego out of the FCS ranks and had a 44-22 in six years in the lower division. Caragher came into a program that just won double-digit games the year prior under MacIntyre but in his four years was only able to muster 19 total wins.

That first year he had a NFL quality quarterback in David Fales and also Tyler Ervin who is currently with the Houston Texans as a rookie and the success was not able to be replicated under the prior regime.

Rushing defense and red zone offense was a huge issues under Caragher’s watch in his four years, but he did have very good success in the passing defense plus sent a handful of players to the NFL. This was not a talent issue with the Spartans to why they struggled the past four years.

Athletic director Gene Bleymaier is expected to direct a national search for their next head coach that can compete in the lackluster West Division within this conference. It also should be noted that Bleymaier was behind bringing in Caragher from San Diego and was not a popular choice by bringing in a guy who coached at such a low level.

This will be San Jose State’s fourth head coach in a nine-year span.