We have the first college football head coach firing of the season.
Florida International has let go of Ron Turner, the former Illinois coach, according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken.
Ron Turner is out at FIU, a person informed of the decision told @USATODAYsports. Coaching carousel has begun.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 25, 2016
Turner was 10-30 the Panthers, including 0-4 this season. Turner had been Illinois’ coach from 1997 to 2004, going 35-57. He led the Illini to the Sugar Bowl during the 2001 season as Illinois finished 10-2 and won the Big Ten.
Here’s Wolken on the contract situation:
Turner’s contract had been set to run through Jan. 3, 2018. According to the terms of the contract, FIU will owe him a little more than $700,000 as the buyout, subject to offset if Turner gets another job in either college or pro coaching.