Eastern Michigan football coach Chris Creighton announced that defensive coordinator Brad McCaslin was relieved of his duties in a press release on EMUEagles.com.
McCaslin, who Creighton brought with him from Drake University, spent the past two years with the Eagles.
"Coach McCaslin has worked incredibly hard these past two years to make our football program better," Creighton said in the press release. "He is an outstanding coach and a great person that has been an integral part in building our solid foundation.”
The Eagles finished the 2015 season ranked last in rushing defense allowing 316.5 yards per game and finished 35 in the nation in passing defense with 202.8 yards per game.
“We are now making some schematic changes on defense and with that a change in leadership at the coordinator position,” Creighton said. “This has been a very difficult decision. We wish him and his family nothing but the best moving forward."
The press release stated that a national search for a replacement would start immediately.