WATCH: Rice Coach David Bailiff Fired After 11 Seasons

David Bailiff was the Conference USA coach of the year in 2008 and 2013

Rice coach David Bailiff has been fired.

Rice University coach David Bailiff has been fired.

Athletic director Joe Karlgaard announced the dismissal Monday, two days after the Owls finished the season 1-11.

Bailiff was a two-time Conference USA Coach of the Year who went 57-80 with four bowl appearances in 11 seasons at Rice. The team went 3-9 in 2007, his first season, but won 10 games the following season. The Owls also won 10 games in 2013, but they have declined steadily since then, winning eight games in 2014, five games in 2015 and three games last season before bottoming out this year.

Rice struggled with turnovers this season. The Owls were tied for second in the nation, with 29 coming from 13 fumbles and 16 interceptions.


More AP college football: and

Subscribe to Today in Houston

Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom.

* required