Arkansas AD Jeff Long continues to win Twitter with thoughts on Bobby Petrino, LSU rumors
Following LSU’s termination of Les Miles Sunday, many speculated who would replace the long-time coach in Baton Rogue.
Former Arkansas and current Louisville coach Bobby Petrino is a name being thrown into the mix. Petrino coached the Razorbacks from 2008-’11 before being fired by athletic director Jeff Long following an infidelity scandal revealed by his motorcycle accident in April 2012.
One fan acknowledged the possibility of Petrino accepting the LSU job after the season on Twitter Monday and Long provided a humorous response:
— Ian Fraser (@ianthehunter) September 26, 2016
I'll be checking under my bed for sure https://t.co/AcNjEOr6Lj
— Jeff Long (@jefflongUA) September 26, 2016
Petrino’s Cardinals currently rank No. 3 overall in the AP Poll. Long credited the coach during an appearance at the Northwest Arkansas Touchdown Club last week, according to Hawgs247.
“Bobby has always been an outstanding football coach,” Long said at the Northwest Arkansas Touchdown Club last week. “He’s an intense, very, very good football coach. He proved that here and he’s proven that at Western Kentucky in his short stay there and he’s proven it again at Louisville.
“I don’t think there has ever been a question about his football coaching ability.”