Kevin Morris will not be the man to lead Massachusetts football from the Championship Subdivision to the Bowl Subdivision of Division I football. UMass fired Morris on Monday, according to The Daily Hampshire Gazette's Matt Vautour.
"There's nothing for me to straighten out, I'm ready to go,'' Morris told the Republic after a loss Saturday to James Madison. "I'm working, going recruiting and everything else. It's not up to me.''
The Minutemen have struggled under Morris, owning a 16-17 record in his first three seasons, including a 10-14 mark in the Colonial Athletic Association.
In 2012 UMass will move to the Mid-American Conference. Next season, the Minutemen will move out of their home at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst, and will begin to play home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough -- home of the New England Patriots.
Stay tuned to SB Nation Boston for the latest on UMass football and the program's upcoming coaching search.