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Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long says the search for a new football coach will extend beyond this weekend.
Long says he has begun reviewing potential candidates inside and outside the program to replace Bobby Petrino, who was fired April 10 for hiring his mistress and failing to disclose the conflict of interest.
Long has previously said he would consider hiring either a permanent head coach or possibly an interim for the 2012 season.
The Razorbacks will wrap up spring practice Saturday with the annual Red-White game. Long says he wants the focus to be on the game, not the coaching search. Arkansas was 11-2 last season, finishing ranked No. 5 after a Cotton Bowl win over Kansas State.
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A foundation heavily involved in the school's athletics announced that it was giving a $1 million gift to Arkansas in reaction to the university's dismissal of football coach Bobby Petrino.
A timeline of the relationship between Jessica Dorrell and Bobby Petrino indicates that the relationship between the two became physical when they kissed last October, and ended when they decided to remain just friends in February.
The timeline became public thanks to notes compiled by Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long that were released to The Associated Press via the Freedom...
One feels very much the intruder doing a virtual tour of the former Bobby Petrino residence in Fayetteville. But a glimpse into his high-flying lifestyle of the former football coach at Arkansas and Louisville also provides a important personal reminder of how quickly things can go bad with a defective moral compass. The structure features six bedrooms, six bathrooms, swimming pool...
Remember in grade school when the teacher told you how important it was to have good handwriting. You’d have to take out those ridiculous three lined pieces of brownish paper and practice writing the upper case cursive Z until your hand started cramping. They told you that you’ll never be taken seriously without adequate penmanship. They told you that your very future...
And it appears that he's quite skeptical over the idea that former Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino said that he and Jessica Dorrell "decided to be friends" in February...Here are Long's notes, thanks to Freedom of Information Act requests and KFSM/5NewsOnline.comHere are the personnel files of Petrino and Dorrell for good measure, thanks to our friends at KFSM...
Spring practice this year at Arkansas has been one to remember for all the wrong reasons.
The Razorbacks have lost their head coach, been subjected to one piece of the Bobby Petrino scandal after another and have had three arrests in the last month.
Despite the daily soap opera surrounding Petrino's firing on April 10, the players have continued to practice in preparation for...
Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino detailed the history and
extent of his relationship with his mistress to athletic director
Jeff Long in a failed attempt to keep his job.
Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long is expected make a decision on the school's next football coach next week, possibly as early as Monday, the Sporting News reported.
The Razorbacks are set to play their annual spring game in Fayetteville Saturday under interim coach Taver Johnson, who was promoted after the firing of Bobby Petrino last week.
Long may decide to put off the...
It was natural to figure that when Jessica Dorrell agreed to a $14,000 settlement with the University of Arkansas for her role in the Bobby Petrino scandal, she was surrendering her right to sue the school. Turns out that was the case.
Dorrell’s resignation agreement is 14 pages long and specifically states that she cannot sue the school, and that she must speak positively about...
TweetThe Arkansas athletics program has had a very tough couple weeks following the Bobby Petrino scandal, and the powers that be have taken another small step in the hopes of shedding more positive light their way. A photo of the Arkansas football has surfaced from Darren Rovell which now shows features a #GOHOGS hashtag. You have to start somewhere, right?
H/T Dr. Saturday...
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson has earned rave reviews from coaches and teammates the last few weeks for his performance during spring practice.
Despite the praise, the first-team All-Southeastern Conference quarterback has been overshadowed by the scandal surrounding former coach Bobby Petrino.
Petrino was fired...
@collegiatestdmsMississippi State did it. Michigan did it. Now Arkansas has done it. It’s now a common practice to put hashtags on your field. Arkansas, in the wake of the firing of Bobby Petrino, decided to paint “#GoHogs” on their field. I guess they wanted to get rid of all of that bad press and give us a story.
After Tyler Wilson threw a 60-yard touchdown pass Saturday afternoon in Arkansas' annual intrasquad spring game, the star quarterback trotted off the field with a huge grin.
It was a welcomed sight for a record spring crowd of 45,250 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. It was nearly two weeks earlier that athletic director Jeff Long almost shed tears when he announced the...
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas ended a chaotic spring caused by the firing of coach Bobby Petrino with a scrimmage that showed the Razorbacks still have reasons to be hopeful for a good season.
Tyler Wilson was 31-of-41 passing for 467 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Red team to a 65-0 win over the White in the spring game.
Petrino was fired April 10 following the revelation...
If you believe the reports of a TV station out of Fayetteville, AR, The University of Arkansas is interested in former USC and current Seattle Seahawks head football coach Pete Carroll to replaced the disgraced ex-Razorbacks HC Bobby Petrino, The only problem is that Carroll has no interest in return for the job. He has also placed his support via Twitter behind another coach...