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Bobby Petrino speaks after being introduced as the new NCAA college football head coach at Missouri State during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Springfield, Mo. Petrino has a 119-56 record in 14 seasons at Arkansas, Western Kentucky and Louisville and replaces Dave Steckel who was fired after winning just 13 games in five seasons. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Petrino back in game, says he knew he wouldn't stay retired

Jan. 16, 2020 12:15 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Bobby Petrino is glad to have a job again, even if it's at one of the bottom programs in the second tier of college football. “I knew I wasn't going to stay retired,” Petrino said Thursday at his introductory news conference at Missouri State. “It was just a...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino tries to get the referees attention during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse, in Syracuse, N.Y. Petrino, a coach with a track record of on-the-field success but off-the-field embarrassments, will be the next coach at Missouri State, the university said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Former UL, Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino lands at Missouri St

Jan. 15, 2020 11:21 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Bobby Petrino, a coach with a track record of on-the-field success and off-the-field embarrassments, will be the next coach at Missouri State. The Springfield-based university said Wednesday that Petrino, 58, will be introduced at a news conference Thursday. He will replace Dave...

Arizona hires Rhoads as defensive coordinator

Dec. 20, 2019 11:17 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has hired former Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads as its defensive coordinator. The school announced Rhoads' hiring on Friday. He replaces Marcel Yates, who was fired with linebackers coach John Rushing on Oct. 30. Former NFL coach Chuck Cecil served as the Wildcats' interim...

Utah gets a big flip on Day 2 of early signing period

Dec. 19, 2019 4:54 PM EST

The ripple effect of a coaching change at Boston College seems to have benefited Utah in recruiting. The Utes signed highly touted cornerback Clark Phillips on Thursday, the second day of the early signing period. Phillips had been committed to Ohio State, but flipped late after Buckeyes co-defensive coordinator...

Arkansas coach Chad Morris heads to the locker room after the Razorbacks' 45-19 loss to Western Kentucky in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Auburn hires ex-Arkansas coach Chad Morris to run offense

Dec. 10, 2019 4:49 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Arkansas coach Chad Morris is staying in the Southeastern Conference Western Division as Auburn's offensive coordinator. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced the hiring on Tuesday a month after Arkansas fired his longtime friend. Morris failed to win an SEC game in nearly two full...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2005, file photo, Texas quarterback Vince Young looks to pass against Kansas during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas. Newly elected College Football Hall of Famers Darren McFadden, Vince Young and Lorenzo White never won the Heisman Trophy. Each was up for the award at a time when their credentials didn't quite fit the voting trends. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Young, McFadden, White head to Hall of Fame without Heismans

Dec. 10, 2019 4:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Vince Young put up dizzying dual-threat numbers at Texas before it was common in college football. Arkansas' Darren McFadden was one of the first great running backs to get swept aside as college football became dominated by the wave of dual-threat quarterbacks who followed Young. Lorenzo...

Coach Sam Pittman speaks, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 during an introductory news conference at the Walker Pavilion in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas introduced former Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its new head football coach. Pittman had a previous stop as an assistant with the Razorbacks and has spent much of his coaching career in the SEC. (Charlie Kaijo/The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)

Emotional Pittman introduced as new Arkansas coach

Dec. 9, 2019 9:29 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Sam Pittman backed away from the microphone and wiped his eyes, his emotions getting the better of him as he addressed a throng of Arkansas fans Monday afternoon. Pittman was introduced as the 34th head coach in program history, ending an almost one-month search for a new...

Arkansas hires Georgia assistant Pittman as new head coach

Dec. 8, 2019 9:17 PM EST

Arkansas hired Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its head coach Sunday, giving the longtime offensive line coach his first chance to lead a college program. Pittman, an Oklahoma native, has been coaching at the FBS level since 1994 and he's been in the Southeastern Conference, including a three-year stint at...

Missouri quarterback Taylor Powell drops back to pass against Arkansas during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Powell, Missouri snap 5-game skid with win over Arkansas

Nov. 29, 2019 7:47 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In a game started by third- and fifth-string quarterbacks, the outcome was decided by one of their backups. It was appropriate enough for Arkansas and Missouri, two teams facing their longest losing streaks in decades. Fayetteville High School graduate Taylor Powell entered for...

Missouri wide receiver Kam Scott, right, pushes past Tennessee defensive back Shawn Shamburger during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Columbia, Mo. Tennessee won the game 24-20. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Missouri and Arkansas close out regular season on skids

Nov. 28, 2019 3:20 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Battle Line Rivalry is still in its relatively infancy for Arkansas and Missouri. For the first time in the sixth such meeting, the game will be for nothing more than bragging rights. Missouri (5-6, 2-5 SEC) lost an appeal to the NCAA this week and will be banned from...