www.westernherald.com – RSS Results in sports* of type article Coming off their 48-18 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl loss to Brigham Young University, the Western Michigan University football team announced two staff changes Friday night.According to a press release from the team, wide receiver coach Ashton Aikens and cornerback coach Nick Sanchez were relieved of their duties and their contracts will not be renewed by the team.
“I’d like to thank both Ashton Aikens and Nick Sanchez for their time with our program,” Lester said. “To continue to move Western Michigan forward these were areas we identified where we needed change. I wish both Ashton and Nick the best in their future endeavors.”Replacements for Aikens and Sanchez have not been announced.
WMU ranked 30th in total offense in FBS during the 2018 season and third in the Mid-American Conference, averaging 447.2 yards per game. Out of the 52 touchdowns scored by the offense, 20 were receiving touchdowns, with 15 being scored by wide receivers. Bronco wideouts averaged only 14.6 yards per catch on the season.On the defensive side, WMU ranked 51st in total defense and seventh in the MAC, allowing 378 yards per game. The Broncos had only nine interceptions on the year, tied for 75th in FBS. All but two were made by defensive backs.