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The Disingenuous Drifter – Arkansas’s new coach

I’ve seen scathing articles before. But Pat Forde’s column today is one of the most strongly worded I have seen in a while. Forde’s column on ESPN.com is about Bobby Petrino dumping the Atlanta Falcons to go to the University of Arkansas. He is replacing Houston Nutt who just left Arkansas and was hired by Ole Miss.

The article highlights Petrino’s apparent propensity to be always on the lookout for the next step “up” in coaching jobs. A couple of quotes from the article:

“this is the fifth straight year Bobby Petrino has tried to get another job. Every single season he’s been a head coach, he’s ended it by pursuing something else…Follow the grease stain that is the disingenuous drifter’s career path…” [the article goes on to trace his string of coaching jobs]

“The good news for Arkansas is that it might be the last school willing to give this guy anything more than what he deserves: a one-year contract and a monitoring device on his ankle.”

I know very little about the man other than what I read in this article…which refreshed my memory of Petrino’s involvement in a few coaching job stories over the last few years. But based on what I’ve read…I’m glad he’s not coach of any team that I care about following.

I’ll also say…don’t get on Pat Forde’s bad side.

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December 13, 2007 - Posted by | sports |

1 Comment »

  1. You’re exactly right. . . not a very flattering commentary on Petrino. And I wouldn’t want to be on the writer’s bad side either!

    Comment by Garrick | December 13, 2007


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