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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 .
Yes I said it, and no I'm not making it up. Bobby Petrino HAS contacted #ArkSt with interest in their job.
— Luke Matheson (@LukeMatheson) December 6, 2012
Of course if this story is true, the question is how Arkansas State gets out of the awkward dilemma of turning Petrino down while finding a replacement for Malzahn that can make supporters forget Petrino was interested in the job in the first place.
(via @LukeMatheson. HT: SB*Nation)
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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.
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