Bobby Petrino and Jessica Dorrell
This morning I listened to the “Sunday Buzz” on 103.7 the buzz with Bill Vickery and Rex Nelson. (Check out a great article by Rex on his blog.) I turned the show on at 11:09 and listened till it was over at 11:35 when it went to Razorback Baseball.
Rex Nelson commented that he thought that he could not see anyway around Petrino being fired because of two factors. First, he lied to Jeff Long which creates such a trust issue between employee and boss. The fact that Petrino waited 18 minutes before the State Troopers released their report on Thursday to tell Long the truth was the most troubling aspect of the lie according to Nelson.
Second, the hiring of an employee who Petrino was currently having an affair with should not be overlooked because of the precedent it sets for others at the University in other departments such as the chemistry dept among others.
Nelson also speculated that this investigation by Jeff Long may be wrapped up in the next 48 hours. “What happens now is what Jeff Long decides,” Nelson noted. (Harry King made this same point this week too. )
Arkansas Sports 360 had an excellent article concerning what Jeff Long is facing and below is another person who believes that Petrino will be fired.
(Featured Columnist) on April 8, 2012
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On the field, Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bobby Petrino is a proven winner. In four seasons he has taken the Razorbacks to a 34-17 record, three bowl games, and most recently a No. 3 finish in the rankings in 2011.
Off the field, however, Petrino may well have cost himself his job as well as his reputation.
According to ABC News‘ Alex Perez, after Petrino had crashed his motorcycle the affair between him and 25-year-old Jessica Dorrell went public. Petrino “admits having a relationship” with Dorrell.
“In hindsight, I showed a serious mistake in judgment when I chose not to be more specific about those details. Today, I’ve acknowledged this previous inappropriate relationship with my family and those within the athletic department administration”
Petrino, husband and father of four children, has done everything in his power to give the Razorbacks national title hopes and a quality football program. Yet inappropriate, inexcusable actions such as the one Petrino made is something that this Arkansas program will fail to stand by.
Regardless of his multiple bowl wins and clear ability to coach winning football teams, it is evident that off the field he is in no way, shape or form a role model for his players or the Arkansas community.
To hire a student athlete coordinator just one month ago and now have it come out that there was an affair is anything but what Arkansas wants in their locker room. As an educational institution, there is a definite chance Petrino has seen his last days coaching the Razorbacks.
Make no mistake about it, Petrino is arguably among the top five coaches in college football. His knowledge of the game and ability to prepare his team each week is a sheer art form. The 2011 Cotton Bowl winners were ranked in the top 36 in both points scored and allowed on the year.
Yet on the field counts only so much, as the reputation of the school for the time being could well take a hit if Petrino continues on as head coach. The talented head coach has worked wonders on the field, but off the field his actions are a glaring signal that he needs to go.
Jessica Dorrell Bobby Petrino and Jessica Dorrell This morning I listened to the “Sunday Buzz” on 103.7 the buzz with Bill Vickery and Rex Nelson. I turned the show on at 11:09 and listened till it was over at 11:35 when it went to Razorback Baseball. Rex Nelson commented that he thought that he could [...]
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A Powerful comparison to Christ loving the church and the husband never walking out on the wife.