PULLMAN, Wash. (AP)?— Washington State football coach Paul Wulff was fired Tuesday after four years during which his teams won only nine games.

Wulff was 9-40 in his four seasons at Washington State, the worst winning percentage of any coach in the program’s history. The Cougars went 4-8 this season, doubling their win total from 2010. They were just 4-32 in conference play under Wulff.

Wulff said he was leaving with a heavy heart.

“The great thing about Washington State University and being a Cougar is we don’t do it like everybody else,” Wulff said, his voice thick with emotion. “We stick together and don’t eat our own.

“I believe the innocence of WSU has been lost today,” Wulff said.

He said he believes that the task of turning around a struggling program was not possible in the time he was given, especially after injuries hurt his team.

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