Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Angry Rant: Bobby Petrino Gets What He Deserves

by John Huffstetler
of 11on11sports

Up until last week's car crash, most people had forgotten about how Bobby Petrino left the Atlanta Falcons unceremoniously following just 13 games with the team back in 2007. The recent revelations that Petrino was having an illicit affair with a 25-year-old assistant caused every Falcons fan (like myself) to have the same reaction... "I'm not suprised, Petrino is a dbag." This is vindication for every Falcons fan who blindly rooted against Arkansas over the past 4 seasons because of the coward who coached the team. Petrino left the Falcons at arguably the worst point in Falcons franchise history after Michael Vick was arrested on his well-publicized dog-fighting charges. Instead of fighting through the turmoil and trying to elevate his players to another level, Petrino left town after posting a pathetic 3-10 record.

The best quotes regarding Petrino's tenure with the Falcons came in 2010 from the Defensive Coordinator under Petrino in 2007, Mike Zimmer. Zimmer lambasted Petrino with incredible quotes that made Petrino sound like the biggest clown on the planet. Here are his quotes:

"He's a gutless (expletive), quote that."

"He came in and said he resigned, he would talk to us all at a later date, walked out of the office and no one has ever talked to him since. Not that anybody wanted to."

"He is a coward. Put that in quotes. He ruined a bunch of people's lives, a bunch of people's families, kids, because he didn't have enough nuts to stay there and finish the job. That's the truth."

Probably three of the best quotes I've ever heard and it sums up Petrino's tenure perfectly. Now, after 4 seasons with 0 SEC West titles to show for it, Petrino is out and will probably never get another head coaching job at any program of note (though I'm sure some desperate Sun Belt team will come knocking at some point). I feel for Petrino's family and wish them all the best, but Petrino got exactly what he deserved.

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1 comment:

  1. I think a major conference team will come calling next year or the following year