Former coach Jimmy Johnson told Gino Torretta on XM Radio that Arkansas should consider re-hiring Bobby Petrino:
“Some people might laugh but I’m serious about it. If they want an outstanding coach they ought to bring back Petrino or hire Butch Davis. And people say, ‘Well how in the world can you bring back Petrino?’ I said, ‘Listen, you forgave Bill Clinton.’ Forgive the man. Forgive the man for making a bad decision. Give him an opportunity to coach again.
“I mean he wants to get back into coaching and he’s a great coach and he made a mistake. This whole country, it’s built on forgiving people and giving them second chances. And I think the fan base would love to bring him back. But if they don’t bring him back? But you know, Butch Davis, give him an opportunity. …”
Win at all costs right? The drop off since Petrino left at Arkansas has been massive. Nobody doubts that Petrino is a great football coach.
I’m hoping Bobby makes his way back into the SEC somehow.