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Arkansas Football Coaching Candidates: Steve Mariucci Interested

The Arkansas Razorbacks have to figure out who will replace Bobby Petrino. A face familiar to the Bay Area could be a guy who wants the job.

Steve Mariucci had a solid tenure in the Bay Area, finishing 60-43 with the San Francisco 49ers, including two NFC West Titles, four playoff appearances and three playoff victories. His second stint in Detroit was not as impressive, going 15-28.

Mariucci has only minimal college experience though, coaching for a year at Cal and finishing 6-6 before moving up to take the 49ers coaching job. You can see Mariucci as a TV analyst on the NFL Network, where he joins Rich Eisen, Deion Sanders, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp and a host of football personalities at NFL gameday events.

Would Mariucci be a good fit for Arkansas? It's not quite the ideal match, particularly considering Mariucci has relatively little experience on the college level. The Razorbacks might not go for such a pro hire.

To talk about the possibility of Mooch fitting in as the Arkansas football head coach, go to Arkansas Expats. To learn more about how good Mariucci was in the pros, check out Niners Nation to learn about his stint with the 49ers or Pride of Detroit to find out more about how he did with the Lions.

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