Brady Hoke again is looking for employment.
The Carolina Panthers made some coaching changes Monday, including the firing of Hoke, the defensive-line coach who spent four seasons as head coach at Michigan from 2011-14.
The Panthers also fired cornerbacks coach Jeff Imamura.
"In my judgment, I felt this was best for the team moving forward," coach Ron Rivera said in a statement. "These are always difficult decisions, and I thank Brady and Jeff for their hard work."
The Panthers have lost four straight, including Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Hoke, 60, was 31-20 at Michigan with three bowl appearances, but was fired after going 5-7 in 2014. He has since been defensive coordinator at Oregon (2016), and assistant head coach and defensive-line coach with Tennessee (2017).
He spent a year in broadcasting after being fired by Michigan.
He came to Michigan after two years as head coach at San Diego State, and six at Ball State before that.