Everyone who laughed at Arkansas’ coaching search may want to chime in with something here as it looks like the Razorbacks have landed the Atlanta Falcons’ Bobby Petrino.
Bobby Petrino resigned as Atlanta Falcons coach on Tuesday, the team said. He lasted only 13 games with the NFL team.
Sources have told Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com that Petrino will be taking the head coaching job at the University of Arkansas.
Man, those folks in Auburn are going to be jealous.
I found some similarities in the Arkansas football search and the NC State basketball search of a couple of years ago. In the end, the Hogs got a star from the pro ranks on their (publicly) third swing of the bat while NC State wasn’t quite able to make the same connection with our behind the scenes conversations with Mike Montgomery.
Then again, who knows what results can happen when your Athletics Director chooses to play an active role in the search and chooses to personally call and attempts to sell candidates on the opportunity.