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Wow, Bobby Petrino, way to see a commitment through. You just made Nick Saban look like Tom Landry. Way to go.
Petrino quit as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons after a thirteen-game stint which featured as many starting quarterbacks as it did wins (three of each). He’s ditching the Falcons to take the head coaching gig at the
The man’s got the right to change his mind, of course; from all accounts, he simply wasn’t a good fit for the NFL. He wanted to be able to treat his players in the same dictatorial fashion he did at
I feel bad for Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who seems to be a good guy who truly wants to put a winning — and high-character — team on the field. He keeps getting burned by people he trusts to make that happen: he gives Michael Vick the largest contract in NFL history, and Vick decides to spend that cash on finding new ways to execute dogs, lies to the feds and gets himself sent to federal prison; he gives Jim Mora Jr. his first opportunity to be a head coach, and after taking the Falcons to the NFC title game, Mora openly lusts for the University of Washington coaching job in a radio interview; he gives Petrino his shot as an NFL head coach, and he leaves town even before his rookie season is finished.
Hey, Arthur, here’s an idea I’m sure has already been floated there at Falcons headquarters in Flowery Branch: