Missouri State getting blasted for giving Bobby Petrino yet another head coaching opportunity
Bobby Petrino is back in the news as Missouri State announced the former Louisville coach has been named the 21st coach in program history on Wednesday.
Interestingly, Missouri State is scheduled to travel to Arkansas on Sept. 17, 2022. While there’s a slim chance Petrino is still at Missouri State at that time, we can dream!
Petrino sat last season out after being fired from Louisville at the end of the 2018 season. Petrino, of course, has also coached Arkansas, the Atlanta Falcons, Western Kentucky and several other spots as an assistant but it seems wherever he coaches, he often leaves the program off in worse shape than when he inherited it.
That’s the prevailing reaction among those that have heard the news of Petrino’s hiring at Missouri State.
Just check out some of the instant reactions from around the nation to the news:
Update: Bobby Petrino is the new head coach at FCS Missouri State.. Hopefully for this program, they'll have some Scott Satterfield type guy waiting in the wings to pump some life back into the place after Petrino guts it. https://t.co/KgoQhPxnLJ
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 15, 2020
It has to be disheartening to all of the hard-working coaches hungry for their shot to see schools like Missouri State recycle a guy like Bobby Petrino. His track record is known and easy to find. Bears fans should push back. Your team and school is being mocked, for good reason.
— Ben Frederickson (@Ben_Fred) January 15, 2020
Imagine being an up and coming minority coordinator, looking for a shot to take over an FCS program, and missing out because a school decided it would be better to hire fucking Bobby Petrino again
— Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) January 15, 2020
Missouri State picked Bobby Petrino over Art Briles? Well, that’s definitely….better.
— Hogtrough (@Hogtrough) January 15, 2020
Missouri State reportedly hiring Bobby Petrino as their head football coach.
Yes. This Bobby Petrino. pic.twitter.com/QQKiLZg8NT
— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagi) January 15, 2020
When your coaching search comes down to Art Briles and Bobby Petrino pic.twitter.com/EJVZ671dwj
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) January 15, 2020
Bobby Petrino has a head coaching job again in college football. Missouri State is the latest in a long line of places willing to have his tenure end badly on its watch.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) January 15, 2020