Arkansas coaching search: James Franklin reportedly wasn't interested

Stacy Revere

Arkansas reportedly reached out to James Franklin regarding the Razorbacks' coaching position, but the Vanderbilt head coach wasn't interested in the job.

Another name can be crossed off of Arkansas' list for a new head football coach, as Vanderbilt Commodores head coach James Franklin is not interested in the Razorbacks job, according to CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler. This follows up on a strange report elsewhere about Franklin not taking a potential N.C. State job.

Franklin took over as Vanderbilt's head coach in 2011, after serving as Maryland's offensive coordinator between 2008 and 2010. Franklin led the Commodores to a 6-6 regular season record in 2011, and a berth in the Liberty Bowl. So far in 2012, Vanderbilt is 7-4, and once again bowl eligible.

Arkansas' disaster season began in April, when then-head coach Bobby Petrino was involved in a motorcycle accident, which spawned a web of lies and scandal that ultimately cost Petrino his job.

Arkansas had been considered a legitimate contender for the SEC title, and entered the season as the preseason No. 10 team in both the AP and USA Today Coaches' polls, but the Razorbacks have disappointed this season under John L. Smith, and are just 4-7 through the first 11 games of the season.

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