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Arkansas coach search will extend past the weekend

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long
says the search for a new football coach will extend beyond this
weekend.
Long says he has begun reviewing potential candidates inside and
outside the program to replace Bobby Petrino, who was fired April
10 for hiring his mistress and failing to disclose the conflict of
interest.
Long has previously said he would consider hiring either a
permanent head coach or possibly an interim for the 2012 season.
The Razorbacks will wrap up spring practice Saturday with the
annual Red-White game. Long says he wants the focus to be on the
game, not the coaching search. Arkansas was 11-2 last season,
finishing ranked No. 5 after a Cotton Bowl win over Kansas State.


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