Former UL, Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino lands at Missouri State

Bobby Petrino

Bobby Petrino

Paul Petrino, Bobby's younger brother, is Idaho's coach in the Big Sky Conference.

As the head coach at Arkansas, Bobby Petrino compiled a 34-17 record including an 11-2 mark in 2011 that ended with a win over Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl and a number 5 national ranking.

Across his stops at Louisville (twice), Arkansas and Western Kentucky, Petrino has a 119-56 record in 14 seasons as a college coach. Working for Tommy Tuberville at the latter school, Petrino vastly improved the Auburn offense and was named head coach at Louisville for the 2003 season. "But I've informed coach Petrino that his employment with the university was being terminated immediately".

"Out of my respect for you, I am letting you know that, with a heavy heart, I resigned today as the Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons", the letter stated.

After leading the Razorbacks to back-to-back 10-win seasons and top-15 finishes in 2010-11, he was sacked for attempting to mislead both the public and the school about the details surrounding a motorcycle accident in April 2012.

After trying to cover up the exact circumstances of the crash, it was revealed that Petrino was riding on the motorcycle with a former Arkansas volleyball player who was hired as a staffer for the football program and that the two were in a romantic relationship. He was rehired at Louisville for the 2014 season. The Hilltoppers were 8-4 in 2013 and beat Kentucky in Petrino's only season there.

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Gallant was set to coach the Pacific team at All-Star Weekend later this month after Vegas led the division at the halfway mark. Fleury stopped 22 of 25 shots in a 4-2 road loss to the Buffalo Sabres for his third consecutive loss in as many starts.

He was out of football in 2012 before resurfacing at Western Kentucky.

He had initial success at Louisville. 2 Florida State, 63-20. There he worked with quarterback Lamar Jackson, who would win the Heisman Trophy in 2016.

Petrino also was the Atlanta Falcons' coach in 2007, but was widely criticized when he left the team, which was 3-10, in the final month of the season to take over at Arkansas. He coached Lamar Jackson in his Heisman Trophy-winning season with the Cardinals in 2016 and was sacked during the 2018 season when the team was 2-8. Steckel, who had been under contract through 2021, accepted a $340,000 buyout.

Moats and Steckel met again recently "to discuss football-related matters, which ultimately led to this mutual agreement", Moats said last week.

Petrino, 58, joins a league dominated in 2019 by North Dakota State, which won the Football Championship Subdivision national title last weekend. They haven't had a winning season since 2009.

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