It had to be an April Fool’s joke.
Exactly eight months after being fired at Arkansas, Bobby Petrino was named head coach at Western Kentucky on Monday.
As the Olympics came to a close it was not with a whisper, but an almost surreal closing ceremony.
Bobby Petrino was just a few months away from starting a fifth season in his “dream job” at Arkansas, which would have established the longest consecutive stint of his coaching career, when he wrecked his Harley-Davidson on April 1.
In an interview aired on ESPN, former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about a series of events that led to his firing in April.
Petrino fallout spurred move
The Arkansas State Police has established a policy for its employees who provide security at athletic events after one of its captains received an ethics sanction over gifts from a university football program.
Former Arkansas Razorbacks head football Coach Bobby Petrino sold his house in Fayetteville for $1.7 million, according to a warranty deed filed Monday at the Washington County Courthouse.
Since being fired as head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks football team on April 10, Bobby Petrino has sold his lake house and taken his mansion off the market.
Sometime between 10:30 a.m. and noon Thursday, the much-talked-about Harley Davidson was taken down from the Copart Internet website.
An online auction is claiming to be selling off the same motorcycle that was involved in the accident that led to the firing of former Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino.
A good friend of John L. Smith once described him as a man with a big heart who lets everybody in.
Sporting his trademark cowboy boots and quick-witted personality, John L. Smith was officially introduced as Arkansas' new head football coach on Tuesday, confident his only year under contract with the Razorbacks can be a memorable one.
Arkansas plans to hire John L. Smith as its new head football coach, sources said on Monday.
State police arrangement with UA is under review
Arkansas State Police commanders are reviewing the long-standing practice of providing security to the Razorbacks football team after questions were raised about gifts received by the captain who coordinated security for fired Coach Bobby Petrino.
Over the course of five days, Jessica Dorrell gave conflicting accounts to University of Arkansas officials about the purchase of a black Acura, and she was slow to disclose a $20,000 gift from then-football coach Bobby Petrino, according to documents released this week by the university.