He’s baaaaack. Bobby Petrino has been hired as the new head coach at Missouri State. The school announced the news this morning and will introduce Petrino at a press conference tomorrow.
Former Baylor coach Art Briles was reportedly also under consideration for the position, but ultimately, Missouri State went with Petrino, who was fired by Louisville in the middle of the 2018 season. The Bears, who compete in the Missouri Valley Conference in the FCS, finished last season with a 1-10 record.
Sure, Petrino is a big name that will draw a lot of attention to a small program, but I think Bruce Feldman put it best on Twitter a few minutes ago:
Update: Bobby Petrino is the new head coach at FCS Missouri State.. Hopefully for this program, they'll have some Scott Satterfield type guy waiting in the wings to pump some life back into the place after Petrino guts it. https://t.co/KgoQhPxnLJ
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 15, 2020
Good luck to you, Missouri State.