OT: Petrino To Be Announced As WKU

Submitted by phork on December 10th, 2012 at 2:02 PM
@MrChadBishop Western Kentucky will announce Bobby Petrino as its new head football coach at 4 p.m. today.
No idea who this guy is, but I guess Bobby wants to quick start his career.


State Street

December 10th, 2012 at 2:09 PM ^

Might've been better for him to sign on as Tubs' OC at Cincinnati as opposed to this.  I mean a serial job hopper in the Sun Belt, an alduterer in the bible belt, what could go wrong?


December 10th, 2012 at 2:18 PM ^

In other news not worthy of its own thread, Cam Cameron was fired by the Ravens. Cue the Fire Al Borges, Hire Cameron. Michigan ties! rabble rabble rabble!


December 10th, 2012 at 2:31 PM ^

CBS has a nice write-up on the subject here as well - (LINK)

If he wanted to be a head coach right now, this might have been one of the better openings available for Petrino, at least for now. If he can do something with the Hilltoppers that is better than 7-5 on a consistent basis and overcome his reputation for leaving jobs almost as soon as he gets them, then he may very well be able to start the climb back to a BCS program, but of course, the phrase "BCS program" won't mean too much before long. It may be a while before he's in an Arkansas-type situation again, if ever.


December 10th, 2012 at 2:46 PM ^

I agree with your conclusions- but I think its interesting everyone seems to only be looking at this from the persepctive of Petrino.

This is a great hire for WKU.  He is clearly a legit coach who should be able to recruit talent superior to the rest of the conference- and he can be successful there.  Worst case for them is he is using them to get a bigger job ASAP- in which case they are in the same shape they are in now having likely gotten an influx of talent and top coaching advice for a year or two to build off of.


December 10th, 2012 at 2:45 PM ^

I wanted Petrino in Philly with the Temple Owls. Believe me, Philly fan does not care about how you spend your time/off hours.

Would have fit perfectly.

Well, back to the drawing board. I wonder if Tressel's NCAA order is really "binding" or not...


December 10th, 2012 at 4:50 PM ^

When the bowls screw the public and lie about it, they get rich.  But let Bobby Petrino screw one person and tell one little lie, and he ends up at WKU.  

Sometimes, life just isn't fair.  But it's still sorta funny.


December 10th, 2012 at 5:15 PM ^

How am I the first person to ask this:  How does this affect Nick Sheridan's future at WKU?  Will he be looking for a new gig, or will Petrino retain him?  Being a QB coach under Bobby Petrino would be great for his future.


December 10th, 2012 at 7:31 PM ^

How would they be starting over with Petrino?  Every school that he has coached at has seen increased success after he got there.  Petrino is still an icon to the majority of razorback fans, and they treat Arkansas State like a second class citizen.  Therefore, it would have been interesting.