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Miller out at Penn; Allen takes over

The college coaching carousel is starting to heat up as embattled Penn coach Glen Miller was fired as head coach of the Quakers today, according to numerous published reports.

Assistant coach Jerome Allen was named interim coach of the Quakers, who dropped to 0-7 after a loss to Monmouth on Saturday.

"This is not simply about the performance of the team this year," Penn athletic director Steve Bilsky told the Associated Press. This is really about a sense of direction and leadership. Where we were at this point indicated it was time to make a change and this was the time to it."

Allen, who played for Penn in the 1990s was apart of three NCAA tournament teams. He was on the team in 1994 that knocked off Nebraska in the first round.

Miller took over for Fran Dunphy who left for Temple in 2006. Miller led Penn to the NCAA tournament that season with a 22-9 mark, including a 13-1 mark in the Ivy. Miller was head coach at Brown for seven years before coming to Penn.

Miller is the second coach to be fired this season. Fordham fired Dereck Whittenburg last week after a little over six seasons.


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