Tuesday night at approximately 10:20PM the Arkansas Razorbacks help a press conference to announce ex Falcon football coach as their new head coach. The blogging community as well as mainstream media has been going Nutts (pun intended). How could this guy leave his team without warning, how could he do that to his coaching staff, how can he do that to Mr Home Depot. WHERE IS THE LOYALTY!?!?!?!? I think loyalty is something that should be valued and it is something that i teach my kids, but in the business world being loyal will get you screwed!!!
Lets look at the whole situation ok.... July 13 2006 B Pet signed a 10-year, $25 million extension through 2015 to remain at Louisville. At the time it was a $600,000 pay increase and would have been 2.5 million by the the year 2015. Fast forward to Jan 8 2007 he is bolting Louisville to go and coach one of the most exciting players in football. July 17 Michael Vick indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to illegal dogfighting and suspended by the NFL on Aug 24. Aug 25 Petrino is screwed!!!!!! Every since Aug 24 you gotta be thinking this guy wanted outta the A. The Falcons defense sucks and Vick was 70% of your offense, O and by the way you just traded the best back-up QB in the league. Petrino is still screwed and its getting deeper by the minute.
Enter Joey 'pick 6' Harrington..... 3 teams in 5 seasons, 79 td passes vs 85 ints, with a QB rating of 69.5, you cant even graduate from the Jackson Public school district with numbers like that. Petrino is still screwed. In 50 games at Louisville he was 41-9. He would not have even won 9 games in 3 years in ATL.
So it is safe to say that this guy better find him another job and fast. But how could he abandon his team like that. Lets say you work for as a district manager at Home Depot and the first year you get there productivity, profits, and morale all are at an all time low, you got 3 months left in the year and BAM..... Lowe's offers you a job (by the way you use to dominate at Lowe's a year ago). You can either stick it out and wait to see what happens or go back to familiar territory. Thats what B. Pet did. Come on people if he has another season like the one he is having now he will be fired...... Arkansas is paying more money........He dont have to deal with all the ego's from the players (now he has the alumni to deal with). His system worked in college not the pros and he was smart enough to understand that. he put his pride aside and confessed "the NLF is too hard, I am going back to college"
So enjoy Arkansas... This guy has had 3 jobs in 11 months, thats more turnover than a homosexual at a orgy. You better hope another team with more money don't come along because this time you will be the one thats screwed!!!