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September 12, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Portland State fires defensive coordinator

In kind of an odd twist to Saturday’s Washington-Portland State game, Portland State has just announced that defensive coordinator Eric Jackson has been fired.

Here is the release from the school:

Portland State Football Coach Nigel Burton has announced that Defensive Coordinator Eric Jackson has been relieved of his duties, effective Wednesday.

Jackson has been the Vikings defensive coordinator since Burton came to Portland State in 2010. PSU struggled defensively that season, but showed improvement in 2011. However, a step back early this season led Burton to decide that a change was necessary.

Burton will begin immediately seeking a replacement for Jackson, but there is no timeline on when a new defensive coordinator will be hired.

Portland State allowed 32.5 points and 372 yards per game in its first two games of 2012.

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