Chris Mussman fired by North Dakota

GRAND FORK, N.D. -- North Dakota has fired coach Chris Mussman after a 3-8 season.

UND athletic director Brian Faison said the two met Monday and Mussman was relieved of his duties immediately.

Mussman coached six seasons at UND and had a 31-34 record.

He joined the UND staff as the offensive line coach in 1999, became offensive coordinator in 2001 and took over as head coach prior to the 2008 season.

Before arriving in Grand Forks, Mussman spent eight seasons at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He was a four-year letter winner and starting offensive lineman at Iowa State, where he was team captain in 1990.

Faison said a national search for a new coach will start immediately.