After 24 years as the head coach at Union College, football coach John Audino is out. It's being called a "retirement," but it's also added that he is "pursuing other coaching opportunities."

Today, prior to "Capital Region Sports Saturday," I spoke with Joe Calderone of about Audino leaving the program.

To me, it seems fishy to call it a "retirement" and Calderone echoed that sentiment with skepticism saying that "Everybody can see, you're letting him go, at least that's my opinion."

Audino leaves Union with a career 152-89 record. He took the Dutchmen to five NCAA tournaments, but his teams were a combined 5-25 over the last three years. He went 0-10 this past season.

As Calderone also said, the whole situation just doesn't make sense. It has been my experience that Division III coaches generally don't get fired/let go/forced out based on performance alone. All the factors point to Audino running a good program. He had 145 All-Liberty League academic selections as well.