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Brandon Era Comes To A Close

Courtesy Bowling Green State University Athletics

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Gregg Brandon, who just completed his sixth season as Bowling Green's head football coach, will not return to the Perry Stadium sidelines, BGSU's Director of Athletics Greg Christopher announced this afternoon (Nov. 29).

Brandon's Falcons ended the 2008 campaign with a 6-6 mark overall and 4-4 in Mid American Conference play. In his six years as head coach, Brandon finishes with a 44-30 overall record and 31-17 in the MAC. The Falcons completed their 2008 season with a 38-10 win at Toledo on Nov. 28.

"This was a difficult decision, but ultimately I believe it's time for BGSU football to make a coaching change," said Christopher. "Gregg's time at Bowling Green has been marked by a number of accomplishments. I want to thank him for his dedication and commitment to Falcon football."

Brandon, the 16th football coach in BGSU history, came to Bowling Green as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator in 2001. He took over as head coach of the Falcons on Dec. 19, 2002. Team highlights during his tenure include three bowl games - the 2003 Motor City Bowl, and the 2004 and 2008 GMAC Bowls. BGSU also won the 2003 MAC West Championship and tied for first in the East in 2005 and 2007 under Brandon.

Christopher will begin the search for a new head coach immediately.

"Finding the right person to lead the young men of our football team is our top priority," said Christopher. "There isn't a set timeline and we will begin the extensive research and background process immediately."


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