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A Better Region 8: Another bowl game for the Red Wolves!

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Way to go Red Wolves! The Arkansas State football team will make an appearance in the Auto Nation Cure Bowl December this Saturday. It's an incredible accomplishment for the team and for head coach Blake Anderson.

Think about it, it was just a few years ago that we were all talking about the fact that the Red Wolves had 5 coaches in 5 years and how resilient this team is.  Through all that change, they kept winning.

Now the Red Wolves are feeling the impact of a true leader who is dedicated to them. Coach Anderson is in his third winning season and is now taking the team to their third bowl game since he took the job. That's what happens when you mix a great coach with talented players.

But with success, comes demand. We know all too well that when the Red Wolves are doing well, the college football world keeps an eye on our head coach. Anderson admitted in a press conference last week that he had indeed been contacted about the open job at Baylor, once by the recruiting firm and once by the Athletic Director.

In that press conference, Coach Anderson reminded us that if he does his job, then there will be a demand for him.  That's how it works. It is more important than ever that we support our coach, he's done a really good job with the Red Wolves. It's my hope that coach Anderson sticks around a while because the future of Red Wolves football is bright.

If you can make the trip to Orlando on December 17th, I encourage you to go. These Red Wolves support Region 8. Let's support them. Buy your tickets from the ASU box office and go to the game.

Let's go bowling and support our Red Wolves! It'll make this A Better Region 8.

- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager

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