Re: Arians says he was forced to retire
You are just getting into semantics. If your boss told you, your contract wasnt' renewed next week week and they were hiring someone else to do the job... you can call your self fired. You can also file for unemployment.
I could be wrong, but I don't think assistant coaches have completely guaranteed contracts? maye they do. I always thought they were only guaranteed pay for that season...and if they take another job they don't get both pay. Either way he was fired... he's being replaced by a new person. It's not the same as players or you or me. He wasn't allowed to walk because of $, or no job for him ,or what ever. He was not renewed due to performance. That's fired.