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According to Bobby Petrino Sr., his son is interested in the Kentucky Wildcats job that will be open at the end of the season after Kentucky announced that Joker Phillips will not be returning for the 2013 season. Petrino Sr. told the Louisville Courier-Journal on Wednesday that his son was definitely interested in staying in the SEC. “I just know this, that he’s interested in Kentucky,” Bobby Petrino Sr. told the newspaper. “He wants to stay in the SEC. That was his life’s goal was to go to the SEC.” This would be a slam-dunk hire for Kentucky. Petrino’s success at Arkansas proves that he can turn a program around and he was one of the best offensive-minded coaches in the SEC. The question is whether or not Kentucky would bring him on with the baggage that he has after being fired from the Arkansas gig, and really why wouldn’t they jump at the chance to hire a name like Petrino? He is not likely to make the same mistake again, of course there’s no way to know that for sure. Petrino lost over $21 million in potential earnings after the scandal at Arkansas was discovered and also lost his dream job. “You know, he made mistakes,” Petrino Sr. told the paper, “but he couldn’t have gone through any punishment worse than losing his job. He’s missed coaching tremendously.” If Kentucky waits too long, there may be another SEC coaching job open that would peak Petrino’s interest even more than coaching in Lexington. (Auburn) [ESPN] Related Posts Virtual Tour of Bobby Petrino’s house Bobby Petrino’s other girl “Miss Motorcycle Mania” Alison Melder Bobby Petrino out at Arkansas
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Well college football fans, whether you’re ready or not, the college football coaching carousel is officially in full swing. With Idaho’s firing of Robb Akey a few weeks ago and Joker Phillips getting axed on Sunday, the pink slips are going to start flying fast and furious, with schools like Arkansas, Cal and Boston College expected to relieve their beleaguered coaches of their...
So...what do you think about disgraced former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino taking over for Joker Phillips at Kentucky?
Yeah, us too.
The beginnings of the silly coaching rumor season kicked off in earnest this week when Phillips was fired after the season ends and Idaho fired their coach on the heels of a 1-8 start.
The Carousel started picking...
Adam Himmelsbach of the Courier-Journal recently caught up with the parents of former Louisville coach Bobby Petrino. The Petrino’s told Himmeslbach that their son recently traveled to Helena, MT., to stay with them for several weeks in October. Coach Petrino’s father, Bob Sr., says his son really misses coaching. He also said that Coach Petrino has some interest in the Kentucky...
CBSSports.com is reporting that Joker Phillips will no longer be the head football coach at Kentucky after the season ends according to athletic director Mitch Barnhart.
Barnhart wrote an open letter to Wildcat fans, and posted it on UKAthletics.com Sunday.
After much conversation, evaluation and prayer, I have determined that it is in the best interest of our athletics program...
It’s no secret that Illinois Fighting Illini fans weren’t the happiest with the hire of Tim Beckman as college football coach. And Athletic Director Mike Thomas didn’t exactly “win the news conference” when Beckman was introduced either. Beckman didn’t come off as extremely polished and ready for prime time in that presser, so Illini Nation remains restless. The 2-7 start...
Disgraced former Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino has been on the wish list of many Kentucky to replace Wildcat HC Joker Phillips even before Phillips was fired earlier this week. Now it seems the feeling is mutual. Petrino's father in an interview with The Louisville Courier-Journal says his son is interested in the Wildcats' HC job.
“I just know this, that...
Suddenly, the Kentucky Wildcats football program are daily headline makers…but not for necessarily good reasons. In Joker Phillips weekly teleconference (and bless the man for actually doing one considering the circumstances), he spoke about his being fired, how his players are dealing with it, and what his next step will likely be. My guess is he’s able to latch on as a wide...
Coachingsearch.com is citing sources that indicate
TCU head coach Gary Patterson has emerged as the front runner for the head
coaching position at Arkansas.
Patterson has become a fixture at TCU guiding the
Horned Frog football program onto the national stage first as a BCS buster then
forcing BCS conferences to extend invitations.
The first major domino in college football's coaching carousel fell on Sunday, as Kentucky's Joker Phillips was fired after a 12-23 mark through...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Arkansas hopes to keep the pressure off quarterback Tyler Wilson this week.
Wilson was pressured throughout a 19-15 win over Tulsa last week, leaving fans in Razorback Stadium gasping after each shot. The senior missed a game and a half earlier this season with a concussion, and his health is critical...
Unfortunately, there will be no college football picks column this week (I'll go ahead and post my picks at the bottom here), but I did want to tip everyone off on one quick thing. On Thursday night I appeared on the "Rob After Dark" radio show down in Florida to discuss this year's college football coaching carousel. A lot of conversation stemmed off this article...
When a game is lost by a margin which evokes the word historic you know that something is going to come from it. So it was this week when Kentucky coach Joker Phillips was fired shortly after his Wildcats lost 40-0 to the Commodores. That loss, by the way, was the worst by Kentucky to Vanderbilt since 1916. Which would make the whole thing very historic indeed.
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Doug Gillett gives historical reasons why Georgia should not feel confident about beating Auburn on Saturday. (Dawg Sports)
Pork vs. Poultry.
Arkansas gets ready for its cross-division rivalry game with South Carolina. (The Arkansas News)
Glenn Logan describes the kind...