Bobby Petrino is finalizing a deal to return to Arkansas the program’s offensive coordinator in 2024, according to a report.

That’s per ESPN’s Chris Low, who cites multiple sources with knowledge of the deal. Petrino was Arkansas’ head coach from 2008-11, but was fired by the school after lying about a motorcycle accident he was involved in along with a female staffer.

Prior to the scandal, Petrino had a successful stint as Arkansas’ head coach. He led the Razorbacks to back-to-back 10+ win seasons in 2010 and 2011. Arkansas has not won more than 9 games in a single season since Petrino was fired.

ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported earlier in the day on Tuesday that Petrino was being vetted by the school as a potential hire.

Arkansas coach Sam Pittman fired offensive coordinator Dan Enos earlier this season. Enos was replaced by Kenny Guiton, who led Arkansas to an overtime road win over Florida earlier this month.

However, that was Arkansas’ only SEC victory of the 2023 season. The Razorbacks’ campaign ended in a disappointing blowout loss to Missouri in Week 13.

Petrino returned to the SEC in 2023 with Texas A&M. The Aggies’ offense averaged 5.89 yards per play this season despite finishing the year with third string quarterback Jaylen Henderson as the starter.

Arkansas has not yet announced Petrino as the program’s next offensive coordinator.