Bowling Green fires football coach Mike Jinks after 1-6 startOctober 15, 2018 2:07pm

Mike Jinks' tenure at Bowling Green has come to an end.

The school on Sunday announced the football coach has been relieved of his duties after a 1-6 start to the season following the Falcons' 42-35 home loss to Western Michigan on Saturday.

Bowling Green athletic director Bob Moosbrugger said the decision wasn't easy but "it was time" for the two sides to part ways.

"I want to thank coach Jinks for all of his efforts with our football program and in the BG community. However, we felt it was time to make a change in leadership,” Moosbrugger said in a statement. “These are not easy decisions and we do not take this lightly. This affects 11 coaching families, 112 student-athletes and numerous support staff.

“We wish Mike and his family the best in their future endeavors."

Jinks, 46, compiled a 7-24 record at Bowling Green. He replaced Dino Babers, who led the Falcons to bowl games in both of his seasons at the helm before leaving to take the Syracuse job. 

Bowling Green defensive coordinator Carl Pelini will serve as interim head coach, beginning with an Oct. 20 matchup at Ohio.

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