Former Auburn Coach Terry Bowden Hired By Louisiana-Monroe

Former Auburn coach Terry Bowden has been hired to try and rescue the Louisiana-Monroe football program.

Louisiana-Monroe went 0-10 last season, so a big name like Bowden is quite a get. He's also a man who always seems up for a challenge. He coached Auburn during the mid-1990s, compiling an impressive 47-17 record.

After that, Bowden went to Akron, leading the Zips to two bowl appearances in six years (2012-18). He has spent each of the previous two seasons as an assistant at Clemson. Between Auburn and Akron, Bowden coached Division II North Alabama for a couple of seasons. He has also worked as a college football analyst for radio and television.

Bowden, 64, is the son of legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden.

Louisiana-Monroe fired Matt Viator earlier this month after five seasons. Viator finished with a 19-39 overall record and a 15-24 record in the Sun Belt.