Breaking News Out At ULM

Breaking news concerning the future of the ULM Warhawks football team. Updated: 2:55CST

Sources close to the ULM program confirm that head coach Charlie Weatherbie has fired both of his co-defensive coordinators.

The Warhawks are coming off a disappointing 4-8 season in which they were supposed to have their best team since the arrival of Charlie Weatherbie. Pre-season polls had ULM pegged for a third place finish, their highest predicted finish ever in the Sun Belt.

The team however struggled defensively giving up an average of 31 points per game and 445 yards of offense a game. That number ranks ULM 108 out of 119 teams in total defense. The Warhawks yielded an average of 5.7 yards per carry or 212 rush yards a game. Those numbers are the highest since Coach Weatherbie arrived in 2003.

2003 - 182 rush yards allowed

2004 - 177

2005 - 190

2006 - 150

2007 - 153

2008 - 212

In a statement release by the University Coach Weatherbie had this to say.

""I would like to thank Coach Elmassian and Coach Michel for their hard work, but I felt that it was in the best interest of the ULM football program to make a change on defense," Weatherbie said."

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