Arkansas State fires offensive coordinator
Arkansas State offensive coordinator Doug Ruse has been fired
after the Red Wolves struggled to a 4-8 season.
The school announced Thursday that Steve Roberts will return as
head coach and oversee the hiring of a new offensive coordinator.
Roberts called Ruse an “outstanding football coach” but said the
program decided to go in a different direction.
Arkansas State was expected to contend for the Sun Belt
Conference title behind quarterback Corey Leonard and running back
Reggie Arnold, but the Red Wolves weren’t a factor in the league
race. By the end of the season, Leonard had lost his starting
Roberts, who took Arkansas State to the New Orleans Bowl in
2005, has been the team’s coach for eight seasons.