|SMU fires football coach Phil Bennett|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 28 October 2007 12:30|
Bennett, who is 18-48 in six seasons, will finish out the season, athletic director Steve Orsini said.
``I appreciate Phil's efforts here at SMU, but I felt it was time for a change,'' Orsini said in a statement.
The Mustangs are 1-7 with four games remaining. They play at Houston on Sunday.
Bennett was reportedly close to losing his job after the 2005 season, but won the last three to finish 5-6. SMU was 6-6 last season.