It’s difficult to find a silver lining when your team is 0–3, but here it is: We’re competitive, and there are signs that we are better than recent Missouri State teams, notably the 2019 squad, which went 1–10.

That said, we’ve got to stop beating ourselves.

Turnovers have just killed…


You build a quarterback as much from the neck up as the ground up. Yes, it is essential for a coach to refine his QB’s technique, and to instruct him on the finer points of reading defenses and playcalling. …


For a very long time the question hovering over Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has been this: What will he do next?

Will he jump over a dude? Throw for 500 yards? Rush for 100? Win another prestigious award? Because he’s done all those things, and seems primed for more.


Ted Kwalick, an All-America tight end under the legendary Joe Paterno at Penn State in the 1960s, once said something that brilliantly (and amusingly) summed up the relationship between a football coach and his players.

“The older I get,” Kwalick said after departing Happy Valley for the NFL , “the…


Missouri State head football coach Bobby Petrino joined the chorus of sports figures who have released statements in response to the death of George Floyd and the accompanying protests around the country.

Petrino along with women’s basketball coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton have been two of Missouri State’s head coaches to release…


Late in the Baltimore Ravens’ 49–13 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 10, 2019, Ravens coach John Harbaugh approached his quarterback, Lamar Jackson, who was seated on the bench.

It had been another brilliant performance by the second-year QB, who a few months later would be a unanimous choice…


As strange as it might feel, the fall season for Missouri State is over after dropping its first three games under new head coach Bobby Petrino.

In both games against FCS №11 Central Arkansas, Missouri State showed it has the capability of finally turning things around but it just hasn’t…


Neither Nathan Brown nor his University of Central Arkansas Bears have any experience playing the same team twice during a regular season.

They’re about to get their first lesson today when UCA (2–3) plays Missouri State (0–2) for the second time in three weeks.

The first meeting was played at…


With no championship to play for this year, the vast majority of FCS football teams will not play this fall. But there are some exceptions, as some FBS teams that are playing nonconference games have looked to the FCS in order to get games on their schedule on short notice.


For a day, Bobby Petrino will return to the big stage.

The controversial coach will open his first season guiding Missouri State, a Football Championship Subdivision program, on Saturday night at №5 Oklahoma.

Petrino has a 119–56 career college record in 14 seasons at Louisville, Arkansas and Western Kentucky. …

Bobby Petrino

Bobby Petrino is Head Coach at Missouri State and Author of “Inside the Pocket: An In-Depth Analysis of the Xs & Os”. https://coachbobbypetrino.com/

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