The University of Tulsa fired Bill Blankenship as head football coach on Monday, following a 2-and-10 season.
Blankenship had gone just 5-19 the last two seasons, after two impressive years to start his four-year tenure.
The Golden Hurricane went to back-to-back bowl games his first two seasons, winning the Conference USA championship and the Liberty Bowl in 2012.
Blankenship was a player at Tulsa in the 1970's, before going on to a highly successful career as a high school coach in Oklahoma.
Blankenship coached at Spiro, Edmond Memorial, and Tulsa Union.
He was the head coach at Union for 14 seasons, leading the Redskins to three state championships, before becoming an assistant at Tulsa for years, then the head coach in 2011.
Blankenship's career record at Tulsa was 24-27.