JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State says defensive coordinator John Thompson will serve as interim coach for the Red Wolves as they prepare to play No. 25 Kent State in the GoDaddy.com bowl next month.
Thompson takes over for Gus Malzahn, who's leaving Arkansas State for Auburn after one season. Malzahn led the Red Wolves to a 9-3 record and a Sun Belt Conference championship.
Athletic director Terry Mohajir says it's best for Arkansas State to have an interim coach for the bowl because Malzahn ``will understandably be consumed with his commitments to Auburn.''
Thompson is in his first year as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Arkansas State. He was previously an assistant coach at Georgia State and coach at East Carolina.
Arkansas State's defense ranked first in scoring defense in the Sun Belt this year.

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Western Kentucky Season Win Total Prediction In Conference USA country, one school’s offensive attack stands a cut above the rest. We’re talking about a crew so brilliant that even video-game...
Thumbnail Navy Season Win Total Prediction   Collectively, Houston towered over the American Athletic Conference competition in 2016. In terms of individual prowess, though, nobody rivaled Navy’s Keenan Reynolds.
Thumbnail San Diego State Season Win Total Prediction Through the years, San Diego State fans have been privileged to watch extraordinary individual talents like Marshall Faulk and La’Roi Glover. Last season,...
Thumbnail Stanford Season Win Total Prediction After winning 12 games a year ago, is the Stanford Cardinal a good bet to win over their projected win total again in 2016?
Thumbnail Boise State Season Win Total Prediction A nine-win campaign is nothing about which to be embarrassed. For a program of Boise State’s ilk, though, 2015 ended in disappointment.
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages