Thompson, Pugh approached by other schools

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.

– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu

11 comments Add your comment

Panama

February 22nd, 2012
3:20 pm

We’re so unsuccessful that everyone wants our coordinators…

Panama

February 22nd, 2012
3:24 pm

Oh YEAH! First!

GSU is in Atlanta

February 22nd, 2012
3:27 pm

Panama hit the nail on the head

Panama

February 22nd, 2012
3:33 pm

Other than the week of 9/2/10, best week ever.

Panama

February 22nd, 2012
3:34 pm

PantherTalk.com

February 22nd, 2012
5:13 pm

CBC not signing his contract extension I imagine would play a huge part in their decision if offered either job.

Alum

February 22nd, 2012
11:21 pm

Thompson is a loser GOOD RIDDENS!!!

Gotta Love Southern Fans

February 22nd, 2012
11:24 pm

Please tell me John Bond has been approached by other schools.

Alum

February 22nd, 2012
11:30 pm

PLEASE PLEASE someone take Bond!!!

Jee S. You

February 23rd, 2012
12:51 pm

Gotta love it when someone calls someone else a “loser”……and then can’t spell “RIDDANCE”.

Panthersville.com

February 23rd, 2012
12:53 pm

ASU fans are big on Thompson and say he would be good in the state for recruiting. Have we gotten any players from Ar-kansas?