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Published: Sunday, 11/2/2008

UT's Amstutz to step down

BY MAUREEN FULTON
BLADE SPORTS WRITER

University of Toledo football coach Tom Amstutz plans to step down from his position on Monday, The Blade has learned.

Amstutz and UT athletic director Mike O'Brien are scheduled to announce at a morning news conference that Amstutz will be reassigned to a different job within the university, not necessarily the athletic department, at the conclusion of the season.

Amstutz, 53, is 57-38 in his eight-year career with the Rockets that includes two Mid-American Conference championships. But the Rockets are 2-6 this season. UT is 0-4 at the Glass Bowl this year and is heading toward its third straight losing season.

Reached Sunday night, Amstutz, a Toledo native, said he preferred to wait until Monday to comment.



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