The University of Miami (UM) has fired its Athletic Director Blake James.

The school stated James’ departure was a mutual agreement to part ways and that the program’s national search for a replacement would start immediately.

James’ firing came two days following the Miami football loss to rival Florida State with 26 seconds left on the clock. This move also came six weeks after Miami school president Julio Frenk released a letter to the school’s community expressing his intent to become more involved in the school’s athletics.

James accepted the job in February 2013, while the NCAA was investigating the actions of rogue former booster Shapiro. Shapiro was convicted and imprisoned for orchestrating a $930 million Ponzi scheme, as he violated NCAA rules for over eight years as a booster for University of Miami athletes.

Following the Shapiro decision, James and the rest of the UM athletic organization overcame scholarship limitations and probation, along with helping the school complete a number of facilities projects. Some of these projects include a baseball player development center, a football indoor practice facility, and a nutrition center.

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