Bobby Petrino to the SEC– again?
It seems no successful college football coach is completely immune to the rumor mill in the hours following LSU’s firing of long-time head coach Les Miles. On Monday, former Arkansas coach and current Louisville head man Bobby Petrino was asked about the possibilities of entertaining the open job in Baton Rouge.
Here was his response, according to reporters in attendance:
Bobby Petrino: "I'm not interested in going anywhere…support from Tom Jurich/fans….This is the job I want. This is where I want to be"
— Jason Anderson (@J680Anderson) September 26, 2016
Petrino on LSU: "I'm not interested on going anywhere. I very fortunate to be the head coach at Louisville."
— rickbozich (@rickbozich) September 26, 2016
Petrino was 34-17 during a four-year stint with the Razorbacks from 2008-11, so he’s proven he can win in the tough SEC West. Of course, the reason for his departure from Fayetteville (a motorcycle wreck that unveiled an inappropriate relationship with a staffer) is a piece of baggage that Petrino carries with him. Petrino also spent a season in the league as Auburn’s offensive coordinator back in 2002.
Petrino is 21-9 in his second stint with Louisville, which began in 2014. The Cardinals are 4-0 this season and are considered a team capable of reaching the College Football Playoff.