If you watched Missouri’s spring game and came away impressed by the performance of graduate transfer quarterback Kelly Bryant, there may be a reason the program’s new signal caller looked so polished exiting the spring — he’s apparently got some excellent coaches working with him in Columbia.
We all know Missouri is running Derek Dooley’s offense but according to former Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson, Bobby Petrino has resurfaced in Columbia, serving in an unknown coaching capacity for Barry Odom’s program. Formerly the head coach of Louisville, Arkansas and the Atlanta Falcons, just to name a few of his recent stops, Petrino is regarded as one of the best offensive minds in all of college football.
Despite his recent firing from Louisville, Petrino helped develop Lamar Jackson into a Heisman Trophy winner and a first-round pick in the NFL following his collegiate playing career. Petrino also has experience coaching Michael Vick in the NFL and Ryan Mallett and Wilson at Arkansas — both of which went on to play in the NFL.
During a recent appearance on Arkansas-based Hit That Line radio show “The Morning Rush,” hosted by John Nabors, Wilson revealed that his former college coach is currently assisting the Missouri coaching staff.
“He’s at Missouri right now,” Wilson said during his appearance on the show.
As for Petrino’s specific role with Missouri, Wilson said, “He’s coaching quarterbacks, that’s what I hear.”
Wilson also added that he may have just revealed information he wasn’t supposed to share.
“Maybe I’m breaking news that shouldn’t be broken,” Wilson added.
You can listen to the segment below, courtesy of Hit That Line radio show “The Morning Rush”: