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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, with most of those 7 being blowouts, has fueled rumors that Beckman should/could be fired. Yes, after just one season. An abysmal season indeed.
That, coupled with the Arkansas Razorbacks firing of Bobby Petrino in the wake of his scandalous affair with fellow employee Jessica Dorrell, led a lot of Illini fans to tweet about the idea of replacing Beckman with Petrino. They were half-kidding, right?
Seriously, swapping Petrino for Beckman is crazy, right?
(For more pics of Jessica Dorrell go here)
Now this move would be extremely controversial to say the least, and it wouldn’t be the fair, right or jus...
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Bobby Petrino's father told a Louisville newspaper that his son is interested in the soon-to-be vacant head coaching position with the Kentucky Wildcats.
Bobby Petrino is out of work and interested in the coaching vacancy at Kentucky, the Courier-Journal reports.
Kentucky announced on Sunday that Joker Phillips would not return as head coach of the football team next season after a 1-9 start to this season. The Wildcats are in the market for a new head coach, and Petrino reportedly is interested in the job.
Petrino has been out...
Jimmy Johnson was a lot of things. He was an outstanding head coach of the Miami Hurricanes in college as he led them to multiple National Championships. He was a fantastic head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL in leading them to multiple Super Bowl championships. He failed to deliver with the Miami Dolphins, proving that he was only in it for the money and not doing much of...
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...
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...
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.
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...
CoachingSearch.com said yesterday that it had learned TCU head coach Gary Patterson has emerged as the top candidate for the Arkansas job. The Hogs could be just the opportunity that lures Patterson away from the Horned Frogs.
1. SEC School2. Lots of $$$$$$$3. Facilities4. Patterson won’t have to shift his recruiting focus.5. Rabid fan base
To go with point #2, Patterson...