Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
OT: Petrino Fired (per Joe Schad twitter and ESPN)
1) don't cheat on your wife
2) don't hire the 20-something you're banging on the side
3) don't try to cover it up with a trooper's help and lie to your boss about it
4) don't ride a motorcycle. like, ever.
I'll bet I could make any of 1-3 work in a pinch if I had to, but you'll never catch me on one of those deathtraps. I guess I'm just not a risk-taker.
Maybe there is no moral; it's just a bunch of stuff that happened.
This one's for you, Bobby: http://www.box.com/s/3eb3d3dd2f4c776abf4b
Shouldn't the replacement for his job be the pin cushion's [ex?]-fiance? It would be just.
the cbs sportsline poll showing a plurality believe Guillen had every right to speak his mind. . . highly unusual day for peace, justice, and the American way o' life.
...that BOBBY PETRINO KILLED 4 CAREERS WHILE EMPLOYED AT ARKANSAS?
Somewhere, Tommy Tuberville is laughing his ass off.
Well it looks like that young lady just rode the wrong hog at the wrong time.
overtime here, maybe going through the riot drills.
Luckily, Little Rock will look the same post-riot.
Also, Little Rock is about 3-4 hours from Fayetteville where U of A is.
/never driving through Arkansas again
I tell you!
If the two of them had just stuck to holding hams, maybe the media wouldn't have squealed.
Holding hams is illegal in 43 states, due to anti-bestiality laws.
Yeah, but this is Arkansas.
ESPN also reports that Dorrell had recently received a $20,000 check from Petrino. No further explanation. What a dirtbag.
I am going to assume that this was not intended to help her purchase the inordinate number of items in her Target registry.
I am glad to see that Arkansas went the "character" route here. There's no feasible way that they could keep Petrino, given the circumstances, and appear trustworthy or credible as an institution (insert poetic SEC irony here). When it came down to preserving institutional values, Jeff Long made the right call.
It just underscores an old business adage - don't screw your subordinates, literally or figuratively.
Who, Dorrell or Petrino?
Maybe it was a good deal.
Can you blame him? If I'm Petrino, I wouldn't want someone mudslinging either.
Or rooting around in it for that matter.
Kudos to Jeff Long on making a tough, but right decision. Love the quote as well, "no individual is bigger than the team!" I wonder where he got that from.
I hope that punani was worth it...all 16ish Million Dollars of it...
Well she's probably not a porker, and she clearly doesn't mind older sausage, so that's gotta be worth something.
Just look at this guys track record which has been pretty well documented in this thread alone. He has serious charachter issues bottom line. The question is do you think any other college program will take a chance on him? My guess is maybe a desperate one. Conference USA caliber maybe. But I really can see him landing another BCS job. I don't see how any AD could take the chance. You get fired from the most unethical conference in college athletics for unethical behavoir...thats pretty bad. Anyone else see him landing another college job, honestly?
I'll summarize their sentiments:
"Petrino is a complete scumbag, and we know he's a scumbag, but gosh darnit he wins football games and that's all we care about. Go Razerback!"
Pretty absurd. As long as he brings home the bacon, they don't care what he does.
That's what they get for hiring a known sleazeball. Enjoy your return to irrelevance.
Bobby will not be getting any trim for a while.
Petrino didn't exactly burn up the recruiting trail in 2012, which is one of the reasons I don't count him as one of the elite coaches in the country. I think he's very good, but I can think of at least 15 coaches I would rather have than him. He did a decent job at Louisville against pretty weak in-conference opponents and was so-so against mostly not real good teams in bowls. I can really blame him for the weak schedule this past year (outside of LSU and Alabama, of course). But what are the two signature wins? Against Texas A&M. Who didn't beat A&M last year? And Kansas State who did manage to eke out a lot of very close victories, but the convincing games were losses.
They would have smoked us last year. He did much better than Rich Rod. They have some serious weapons. I lived in Maumelle Arkansas last year before moving to Nebraska, and they have some awesome recruits. I thank the good lord for Coach Hoke!
We would like to inform you that the dude who replaced you was way better than you, but was sleazy in ways that even the SEC doesn't condone. We would like you to come back and return us to our rightful place as only scholarship sleeze.
Needs more giggity.
already looked like complete pieces of dogshit with zero integrity. The last thing they needed was Jeff Long's decision-making skills make them look even worse.
There wasn't another decision to make in this case. This was it. So I do find it strange to praise someone for exercising plain jane vanilla common sense. I guess it's just an unfortunate product of the times we now all live in. It's so fucking scarce, we're somehow all amazed to witness good judgement when it happens.
Some interesting and outrageous rumors were floating around the Arkansas message boards leading up to Petrino's firing:
I especially like rumor # 17:
17. The accident happened because Dorrell's fiance forced Petrino off the road, then beat the crap of of Petrino, thus explaining Petrino (sic) extensive injuries while Dorrell is apparently ok.
for young men like our own Ryan Mallett? "I'll be there for him."
I'm hoping this frees up Jamel James to consider Michigan now. He's a very very good looking powerback.
For those that might still be interested in this story, cell phone records have been checked and they say Petrino and Dorrell exchanged more than 4,300 text messages and nearly 300 phone calls over the past seven months, including game days. ..
Petrino and Dorrell spent 5 hours texting each other the day before Arkansas played Vanderbilt.
The day Arkansas beat Troy, the two exchanged 70 texts. They exchanged 26 texts the day Arkansas beat Mississippi State but just four following the Razorbacks' loss to LSU.