Middle Tennessee fires Rick Stockstill after 18 seasons

Middle Tennessee fired football coach Rick Stockstill after 18 seasons on Monday.The Blue Raiders finished 4-8 this season and were 113-111 in his tenure with 10 bowl appearances (4-6 record).The school said a national search for Stockstill’s replacement will begin immediately.Stockstill, 65, was hired in December 2005 after working as an assistant coach at South Carolina, East Carolina, Clemson, UCF and Bethune-Cookman.