Georgia Southern fires coach Chad Lunsford after 1-3 start


Georgia Southern coach Chad Lunsford watches his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Georgia Southern fired coach Chad Lunsford after the Eagles got off to 1-3 start with no victories against major college football opponents.

Lunsford was 28-21 since taking over at Georgia Southern during the 2017 season. He took the Eagles to three bowl games.

Cornerbacks coach Kevin Whitley will serve as the interim head coach.

The former Eagles player is in his third season on staff. Georgia Southern is the third FBS school to make a coaching change this month, joining Connecticut and Southern California.

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