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Newly released text messages between Bobby Petrino and Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long have provided a glimpse into the disgraced football coach's final days at the university.
The messages from Petrino's university-funded cell phone were released to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as part of a Freedom of Information Act request, and show the apologetic coach appealing to Long in an effort to keep his job.
"Jeff I appreciate how you handled last night. Let me know if we need to get together again. I'm at your disposal and will do whatever it takes to keep you in my camp and remain your coach," Petrino wrote to Long on April 6, the day after he was placed on administrative leave.
Long's response, sent 35 minutes later, reportedly thanked Petrino and assured the coach he was "working through the process."
The following day, Petrino reached out to Long again, hoping to get an update on his job status.
"Hey Jeff I'm just sitting arou...
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