Missouri State University's choice of Bobby Petrino as its new head football coach made national headlines Wednesday, due to his high-profile name in the sports world. As KSMU’s Josh Conaway reports, the university plans to welcome Petrino to campus Thursday morning (1/16).
MSU's athletics department said Wednesday that Petrino has been chosen to replace outgoing coach Dave Steckel, whose record last season was 1-10.
Petrino has a winning coaching record across his career, with 119 wins and 56 losses.
But the choice was not without controversy; Petrino was fired from Arkansas in 2012 after reportedly hiring a woman with whom he was having an affair, and he was later let go by Louisville after a losing season there.
He becomes the 21st football coach for MSU, according to the university.