Posted December 06, 2012 on
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Arkansas State says defensive coordinator John Thompson will serve as interim coach for the Red Wolves as they prepare to play No. 25 Kent State in the GoDaddy.com bowl next month.
Thompson takes over for Gus Malzahn, who's leaving Arkansas State for Auburn after one season. Malzahn led the Red Wolves to a 9-3 record and a Sun Belt Conference championship.
Athletic director Terry Mohajir says it's best for Arkansas State to have an interim coach for the bowl because Malzahn ''will understandably be consumed with his commitments to Auburn.''
Thompson is in his first year as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Arkansas State. He was previously an assistant coach at Georgia State and coach at East Carolina.
Arkansas State's defense ranked first in scoring defense in the Sun Belt this year.
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Arkansas State is having to look for a new head football coach now that Guz Malzahn bolted to Auburn after just one year in Jonesboro. Unlike snakebitte-n Tennessee, there is actually someone who actually is interested in coaching the Red Wolves. The bad news for Arkansas St.? It's Bobby Petrino. At least Luke Matheson says Petrino is .
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The Arkansas State faithful are following in Tennessee’s footsteps and have posted their head coaching vacancy on Craigslist. As far as we know this post has not been flagged for removal yet so if anybody is interested in applying, here is the Craigslist listing.
We like scoring almost as much as Petrino does
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JONESBORO (12/5/12) – Arkansas State Director of Athletics Terry Mohajir announced Wednesday that current defensive coordinator John Thompson has been named the Red Wolves’ interim head football coach, effective immediately.
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