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Willingham to step down at end of Huskies' season

SEATTLE - Washington coach Tyrone Willingham says he will step down at the end of the 2008 season.

The Huskies fell to 0-7 on Saturday after a 33-7 loss to Notre Dame.

Willingham and athletic director Scott Woodward made the announcement at a news conference Monday. Willingham has been under fire for being unable to turn around the Washington program. He is 11-32 overall in his four seasons. Washington currently has a nine-game losing streak dating back to last season, tied with North Texas for the longest in the country among major schools.

Woodward has said he did not want to change coaches during the season. But he said Monday's announcement ends speculation of what is going to happen and lets the team focus on the final five games.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Willingham's Career Record

Year School Record (League)
1995 Stanford 7-4-1
1996 Stanford 7-5
1997 Stanford 5-6
1998 Stanford 3-8
1999 Stanford 8-4
2000 Stanford 5-6
2001 Stanford 9-3
2002 Notre Dame 10-3
2003 Notre Dame 5-7
2004 Notre Dame 6-5
2005 Washington 2-9
2006 Washington 5-7
2007 Washington 4-9
Total 76-76-1