Official: Mike Houston to leave JMU

HARRISONBURG, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- After a week of speculation Mike Houston will leave James Madison to accept an FBS head coaching opportunity, according to JMU Athletic Director Jeff Bourne.

The news comes a day after the Dukes 23-20 loss at Colgate in the FCS playoffs.

"I am confident in and believe in the players in this program and look forward to following along next year as they make another incredible run," Houston said in a statement.

Houston went 37-6 in three seasons with JMU and won the FCS national championship with the Dukes in 2016.

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