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Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long is leaning toward naming someone on the current Arkansas Razorbacks staff as an interim coach very soon. “I'm hoping to make this decision in days rather than weeks at this point,” Long said. Long fired head coach Bobby Petrino on Apr. 10, after Petrino hired his ex-mistress to work for him and gave her $20,000 to buy a car. That much needed firing created a cloud of uncertainty over who would lead one of the best college football programs in the country.
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