Ark. St. defensive coordinator Patterson resigns

Arkansas State defensive coordinator Keith Patterson has

resigned less than two months after being hired.

Head coach Gus Malzahn announced the resignation in a news

release Friday. Patterson had been hired as ASU defensive

coordinator on Jan. 4 – less than a month after Malzahn was hired

as head coach.

Malzahn said Patterson is leaving for a job at another FBS

program and that a search for his replacement is under way. Malzahn

did not disclose where Patterson is going.

Patterson spent last season as defensive coordinator and

linebackers’ coach at the University of Pittsburgh and served

briefly as interim head coach at Pittsburgh.