Duke Football Coach Fired

Duke fired football coach Ted Roof today, two days after the Blue Devils concluded a 1-and-11 season with their ninth straight loss.

A news conference was scheduled for later today to discuss the
program. A person close to the Blue Devils, speaking on condition
of anonymity because an announcement has not been made, says
athletic director Joe Alleva will announce Roof's dismissal.

The coach's career record dipped to 6-and-45 after a 20-14 overtime loss to North Carolina, the Blue Devils' fourth straight to their main rival. Duke has lost at least 10 games in three straight seasons, including a winless 2006.

After snapping a 22-game losing streak with a victory at Northwestern, the Blue Devils lost nine straight to end this season.