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Former UL, Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino lands at Missouri State

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Posted at 6:42 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 19:42:47-05

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Bobby Petrino has been hired as the new football coach at Missouri State.

The school said Petrino will be introduced at a news conference Thursday.

He will replace Dave Steckel, who was fired last week after winning just 13 games in five seasons. Petrino has a 119-56 record in 14 seasons at Arkansas, Western Kentucky and Louisville.

He left the Arkansas job after a motorcycle accident exposed an extra-marital affair. Petrino was 36-26 in his second stint with Louisville when he was fired in 2018 in the midst of a seven-game losing streak.