Earlier this week, the Confidential took Dennis Dodd to task for suggesting that Bobby Petrino should be fired at Arkansas. D’oh! The reports are that Arkansas has gone ahead and relieved Petrino of his duties. So it looks like Dodd was right to call for Petrino’s firing. Or it just shows that the media can influence what happens at institutions.
Actually, the reports are that Petrinio could have avoided his firing if he accepted certain penalties. Apparently, he declined that–resulting in his termination. So, in a sense, Petrino controlled his own destiny. In fact, Petrino was dumb three times. The first time was getting on the motorcycle with the young lady. The second time was lying about it. The third time was refusing to cooperate with his generous employer.
In a new trend, there was a protest supporting Petrino today. There is even a Facebook page. Regardless of whether one thinks Petrino should be fired, it is a little pathetic that anyone felt the need to protest. As set forth above, Petrino controlled his own destiny–even to the end.
And, after two years at Arkansas, it was probably time for him to move on anyway. Maybe a school like Memphis would want to take a chance on Petrino down the road.