One day after the season ended, North Dakota announced head football coach Chris Mussman was fired.
Mussman held the job for six seasons and compiled a 31-34 record. He joined the coaching staff in 1999 and worked as an assistant before becoming head coach.
Athletic director Brian Faison said a national search for Mussman's replacement is underway.
North Dakota went 3-8 in 2013, including 2-6 in the Big Sky.
"Coach Mussman and I met (Monday) at which time I shared with him my decision to make a change in our football leadership," Faison said in a statement. "I want to thank Chris for his service to UND and wish him well in his future endeavors."
Mussman was at the helm for the school's transition to the Big Sky conference.
"At the end of the day, we expect to compete in the Big Sky," Faison told the Grand Forks Herald. "That's the level of competition we're going to have to compete at year in and year out in the Big Sky. I felt like we needed to make a change in the program at this point in time to continue that process and build to that level."