January 15th, 2020 | by CollegeAD

Missouri State has made a high-profile hire as its next head football coach. And it might be a controversial one. The university announced Wednesday that former Louisville and Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino has been hired as its next head football coach. MSU Athletics Director Kyle Moats was the associate director of athletics for national marketing at Louisville from 2005-09 while Petrino was the head football coach for the Cardinals from 2003-06. Yahoo! Sports reporter Pete Thamel reported Petrino has agreed to a five-year contract that pays $250,000 per season while citing sources. -Wyatt D. Wheeler, Springfield News-Leader. Read More.

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