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Missouri State hires Bobby Petrino as next head football coach

Missouri State has found their next head football coach, and it's a name well-known in the college football world.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2018, file photo, then-Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino argues a call during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College, in Boston. 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/Michael Dwyer, File)

Bobby Petrino has been hired as the new football coach at Missouri State.

The school says 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. 

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