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NCCU dismisses football coach

Durham, NC (Sports Network) - North Carolina Central University announced Monday that head football coach Mose Rison has been relieved of his duties.

"While we appreciate the passion and commitment that coach Rison has shown, we feel at this time that a change in the leadership and command of our football program is needed," said NCCU director of athletics Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree.

Rison, who has one year left on his contract, will be reassigned to another position within the athletic department. He was in the midst of his fourth season guiding the football program after being named to the position on February 6, 2007.

Assistant head coach Darryl Bullock will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

The 2-4 Eagles host Bethune-Cookman on Saturday.

10/18 11:58:00 ET