Arizona head coach Mike Stoops was fired on Monday night, the school announced in a press conference.
After a 7-1 start last season, the Wildcats have lost 10 straight games to FBS opponents, the last win coming at the Rose Bowl last season. Now the Bruins head to Tucson next Thursday for a chance to move past .500 for the first time this season.
Defensive coordinator Tim Kish will assume the role of interim head coach for the duration of the season.
“We’re appreciative of Mike’s dedicated work for the Arizona Wildcats,” Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne said in a statement. “Coach Stoops had many successes as our head coach over the last eight seasons. It was a difficult decision but I feel now is the time for new leadership and direction.”