Lamar fires head coach Blane Morgan

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Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has confirmed that Lamar has fired head coach, Blane Morgan, as first reported by Matt Faye of the Beaumont Enterprise.

Morgan took over the Cardinals program following a 4-8 season in 2019. He was tasked with rebuilding nearly the entire roster, a challenging task during the CoVID-19 pandemic.

Lamar went 2-4 during the spring 2020 season. However, the Cardinals struggled to a 2-9 finish in 2021 and were outscored by an average of 21 points per game. While the record fell to 1-10 this year, Lamar had shown signs of improvement. The Cardinals were more competitive this year, but a 1-4 record in games decided by one score ultimately led to Morgan’s departure.

“This is a results-oriented business,” Morgan said in a release. “We had our challenges and obstacles, that’s for sure. Unfortunately, we didn’t make enough progress fast enough. Lamar University is a wonderful place and I wish everyone involved the best moving forward.”

“We thank Coach Morgan for all that he has done for Lamar University football and we wish him, and his family, all the best in the future,” Lamar Director Jeff O’Malley said.

The Cardinals will begin a national search immediately for the next head coach and will be assisted in the process by Parker Executive Search.

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