Tulane fires head football coach Curtis Johnson

Tulane fires head football coach Curtis Johnson

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Tulane fired head football coach Curtis Johnson after a disappointing 3-9 season.

Tulane Athletics Director Rick Dickson announced the firing of Johnson Saturday morning after Tulane's 45-34 loss to Tulsa to close out the season.

Hired in December of 2011 from his post as wide receivers coach with the New Orleans Saints, Johnson has gone 15-34, highlighted by the 2013 campaign when the Green Wave went 7-6 and reached the New Orleans Bowl prior to losing to UL-Lafayette.

In two seasons playing at newly constructed Yulman Stadium on campus, Tulane has gone 6-18, coinciding with their admission into the American Athletic Conference.

"I want to thank CJ for his hard work and his dedication to rebuilding the Green Wave football program.  His efforts were rewarded in 2013 when Tulane reached its first bowl in 11 years. Since then, however, the program has not progressed to the level that we aspire to," said Dickson.

The recruiting process to find a new head coach for the Green Wave will start immediately, according to Dickson. Tulane will look to find a new head football coach as soon as possible as Dickson announced he would step down himself in 2016 earlier this year.

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