Georgia State defensive coordinator John Thompson has been approached by Arkansas State about its defensive coordinator position, coach Bill Curry said today. In addition, George Pugh, an assistant head coach in charge of recruiting and the wide receivers, has been approached by East Carolina about a coaching position.
Curry said he doesn’t know how the pursuits will turn out. Thompson and Pugh were in Georgia State’s offices this afternoon.
“As long as I know what’s going on, if it’s offered and they want it, I’ll help them get it,” Curry said.
Thompson is in his fourth year at Georgia State. He is a native of Arkansas and played two seasons as a defensive back at Central Arkansas. He has also coached at Arkansas.
Pugh, also in his fourth year, recruits the Atlanta area for Georgia State.
Georgia State’s staff has stayed intact this offseason, which Curry said surprised him.
Gus Malzahn is in his first year as coach at Arkansas State after three years as Auburn’s offensive coordinator.
East Carolina is coached by Ruffin McNeill. The Pirates currently have eight coaches on staff.
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