Bobby Petrino wasn’t pleased.
The Louisville coach was furious with officials at the end of the first half of the Cardinals’ game against Virginia on Saturday at Scott Stadium. Check out the clip below and see Petrino, who coached Arkansas from 2008 to 2011, become animated with the referee near midfield before walking away with Louisville trailing 10-7.
The reason? An apparent lack of communication between referees and the coach.
“They called three holding penalties in the two-minute drive,” Petrino said on the ESPN broadcast.
“Before the game, they always say, ‘Anything you need, Coach, we’ll come over and talk to you.’ He won’t come over and talk to me.”
— Trent Catilla (@_catilla) October 29, 2016
It’s not surprising to see Petrino upset. The Cardinals’ scoring threat ended at Virginia’s 33-yard line when time expired in the second quarter following a 38-yard completion from Lamar Jackson to Traveon Samuel. But the three holding penalties stunted the drive’s momentum.
Predictably, some Twitter users had fun with Petrino’s plight. Here’s a sampling of the reaction:
Bobby Petrino at the half pic.twitter.com/UFdfghhz0N
— Boxcar Michael (@mjstepp) October 29, 2016
Bobby Petrino needs a xanax. pic.twitter.com/SY9GmLigT4
— Heath Bennett (@hbennett) October 29, 2016