Tim Daoust

The Western Michigan University football team announced Wednesday that they have fired defensive coordinator Tim Daoust after two seasons, effective immediately.

The firing comes one day after the Broncos completed a three-game stretch in which they gave up 152 points combined to Toledo, Ohio and Ball State. The Bronco defense has given up 34.5 points per game, the third-most in the Mid-American Conference, at least 40 points five times, and at least 50 three times this season.

Defensive line coach and co-defensive coordinator Lou Esposito was named the interim defensive coordinator for the rest of the 2018 season.

“I appreciate Tim and his family’s dedication to the Bronco football family these past two seasons. At this time I felt we needed to go in a different direction,” Broncos head coach Tim Lester said.

The Broncos have one more game left in the regular season, against newly-minted MAC West champion Northern Illinois on Tuesday, November 20.

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