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December 11, 2012 | Associated Press
Western Kentucky has hired Bobby Petrino as its new football coach, the school announced Monday. Petrino, 51, replaces Willie Taggart, who left last week to take the South Florida coaching job. The 51-year-old was fired by Arkansas in April for a "pattern of misleading" behavior following an accident in which the coach was injured while riding a motorcycle with his mistress. Petrino had a 34-17 record at Arkansas before he was dismissed in the wake of the scandal. Petrino had an affair with former Razorback volleyball player Jessica Dorrell, who he later hired as a football assistant and gave $20,000 in gifts.
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September 22, 2012 | Associated Press
Arkansas coach John L. Smith is trying to wipe away $25.7 million in debt in bankruptcy court and hang onto $1.2 million in retirement accounts and some personal property, all while he leads the Razorbacks through one of the strangest seasons in team history. Smith, who loudly implored reporters to "smile" at a news conference this week, has a meeting with a long list of creditors at U.S. Bankruptcy court in Fayetteville on Oct. 12, the day before the Razorbacks host Kentucky. Smith was coaching Louisville when he began investing in real estate, which he has said was profitable until land values took a nosedive.
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December 12, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Bobby Petrino resigned as Atlanta Falcons coach yesterday, having lasted only 13 games, and last night was announced as the football coach at the University of Arkansas. Petrino succeeds Houston Nutt, who stepped down at Arkansas 2 weeks ago and became the head coach at Mississippi. "The timing of it probably the think that made it most difficult," he said. "Coming to Arkansas was the easy part. " In January, Petrino left as coach at Louisville to take over in Atlanta, agreeing to a 5-year, $24 million contract handed out by a team that felt he could help Michael Vick reach his full potential.
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May 10, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Bobby Petrino has known Michael Vick for only a few months. That's long enough for the Atlanta Falcons' coach to believe his biggest star wasn't involved in an alleged dog-fighting operation. Petrino said he hopes the star quarterback will soon be cleared of any connection to the dozens of dogs found last month at a home Vick owns in Virginia. "I need to believe in Michael," said Petrino, who was hired by the Falcons in January to replace Jim Mora. "His track record with me is that he's told me the truth.
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December 31, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Matt Ryan found a quick way to make Falcons fans forget Michael Vick, Bobby Petrino and all the ugliness of Atlanta football. The quarterback, who starred at Penn Charter High, led a sensational turnaround from laughingstock franchise to Super Bowl contender, for which Ryan earned the Associated Press 2008 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award yesterday. And he did it in a year loaded with outstanding offensive rookies, including Houston running back Steve Slaton, who played at Conwell-Egan High, Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco, of Audubon (N.J.
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January 8, 2008 | By Ashley Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles general manager Tom Heckert left an all-day interview with the Atlanta Falcons yesterday without a job offer, but he could have one by the end of the week, a league source said. Atlanta owner Arthur Blank stripped president Rich McKay of the general manager title following coach Bobby Petrino's in-season defection to coach the Arkansas Razorbacks last month. Even though he has already interviewed coaching candidates, Blank would like to hire a general manager first - likely by the end of this week - then let that person have a say in who will coach the Falcons.
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October 6, 2008 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
With every rock-solid read and on-target spiral, Matt Ryan takes another step toward making everybody forget Michael Vick, Bobby Petrino, and everything else in the Atlanta Falcons' ugly recent past. The rookie quarterback out of Penn Charter and Boston College turned in another sharp performance yesterday to lift the Falcons to a 27-24 victory over Green Bay (2-3) and upstage a gritty showing by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. It was the first road win of the season for the new-and-improved Falcons (3-2)
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April 12, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Former Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino and his mistress were in frequent contact over the past 6 months, sometimes calling or texting each other dozens of times in a single day - including game days, according to a review of his business cellphone records. Petrino was fired Tuesday for failing to disclose his relationship with Jessica Dorrell, a 25-year-old former Razorbacks volleyball player he hired last month without disclosing his conflict of interest or the fact he had once paid her $20,000.
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August 10, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
BOBBY PETRINO regrets the affair that led to his April firing, and the former Arkansas coach said he hopes to return to the sidelines. Petrino, speaking publicly for the first time since his firing in an interview with ESPN, acknowledged the affair with former football staffer Jessica Dorrell and said he is in counseling with his wife, Becky . The former Atlanta Falcons and Louisville coach was fired by Arkansas athletic director ...
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April 18, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE UNIVERSITY of Arkansas says the former mistress of fired football coach Bobby Petrino has resigned her position with the program. The school announced in a news release Tuesday evening that Jessica Dorrell had stepped down as the football team's student-athlete development coordinator. Athletic director Jeff Long said the decision was mutual and that there are no immediate plans to try to fill the job. The university says Dorrell, 25, will be paid approximately $14,000 to settle "all matters between the parties.
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December 5, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
NOT EVERY NFL coach hired from the college ranks fails, it just feels that way. For every Bill Walsh, there are three Steve Spurriers. Chip Kelly might or might not match Jimmy Johnson's two Super Bowls, but he's also no Bobby Petrino. With the first three-quarters of Kelly's rookie year in the books, here is a look at some other college-to-NFL head coaches: Successes Bill Walsh, 49ers, 1979: The father of the West Coast offense, Walsh was hired from Stanford and built a juggernaut in San Fran.
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December 11, 2012 | Associated Press
Western Kentucky has hired Bobby Petrino as its new football coach, the school announced Monday. Petrino, 51, replaces Willie Taggart, who left last week to take the South Florida coaching job. The 51-year-old was fired by Arkansas in April for a "pattern of misleading" behavior following an accident in which the coach was injured while riding a motorcycle with his mistress. Petrino had a 34-17 record at Arkansas before he was dismissed in the wake of the scandal. Petrino had an affair with former Razorback volleyball player Jessica Dorrell, who he later hired as a football assistant and gave $20,000 in gifts.
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December 10, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 3-1 in 2011 before their season unraveled - sound familiar? - and they lost their last 10 games to finish 4-12 in a free fall that prompted a coaching change. The front office began a wide-ranging search that neared completion in January, when Oregon's Chip Kelly appeared ready to accept the job. When Kelly declined, the Buccaneers regrouped and landed former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano. "I knew it was going [in Kelly's direction] when I was involved with them, and quite frankly, I wanted the job, so I wasn't happy," Schiano said.
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December 5, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
WISCONSIN COACH Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas, and Auburn brought back offensive guru Gus Malzahn as its head coach in a blockbuster day for the SEC. Both hirings were announced last night. A source said Bielema's contract with Arkansas is for 6 years and $3.2 million annually. Bielema, Barry Alvarez's handpicked successor at Wisconsin, was 68-24 with the Badgers. He coached Wisconsin to a 17-14 victory over Arkansas in his first season at the Capital One Bowl.
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November 18, 2012 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Sports Columnist
I promise that this will not be a complete retread of something I wrote nearly 6 years ago when the Atlanta Falcons hired then-University of Louisville coach Bobby Petrino to guide their franchise. But I concede that many of the issues will be the same, because little has changed to alter the argument from 2007. As I said then, history tells us that college football coaches, even hot ones who appear to be making all kinds of innovations to the game, rarely succeed when given the opportunity to coach a NFL franchise.
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September 27, 2012
As Nebraska's coach, Tom Osborne had one of the most successful runs in college football history. As athletic director, he pulled the football program he and Bob Devaney built out of a nosedive and repaired a fractured department where staff morale had nearly bottomed out. And now, he's almost done. The 75-year-old Osborne announced Wednesday that he will retire Jan. 1 after five years on the job. He'll become athletic director emeritus and stay involved in department operations through July 30. "At some point, whether you're able to function or not, just the perception that you're getting old can get in the way," Osborne said.
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September 22, 2012 | Associated Press
Arkansas coach John L. Smith is trying to wipe away $25.7 million in debt in bankruptcy court and hang onto $1.2 million in retirement accounts and some personal property, all while he leads the Razorbacks through one of the strangest seasons in team history. Smith, who loudly implored reporters to "smile" at a news conference this week, has a meeting with a long list of creditors at U.S. Bankruptcy court in Fayetteville on Oct. 12, the day before the Razorbacks host Kentucky. Smith was coaching Louisville when he began investing in real estate, which he has said was profitable until land values took a nosedive.
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September 10, 2012
IT WAS a mini-miracle that Temple was actually within two points midway through the fourth quarter Saturday against Maryland. It was not real, as the Terrapins stormed down the field (11 plays, 75 yards, 4 minutes) for the clinching touchdown in a 36-27 win. The Owls (1-1) had just nine first downs, 52 rushing yards and 230 total yards at Lincoln Financial Field. Maryland (2-0) led by 26-3 at the half before trying to give the game to Temple. When the Owls needed a defensive stop to complete the comeback, they did not get it. Temple was a 10-point favorite but did not play like it. The Owls lost a lot of talent from the team that last year beat Maryland, 38-7, and it showed.
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September 7, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
ARKANSAS COACH John L. Smith filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition Thursday for debts he incurred through real estate investments in Kentucky. Smith told the Associated Press in July he expected to make the filing but also was trying to avoid it. Documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Western District of Arkansas show Smith has assets of between $1 million and $10 million and debts of between $10 million and $50 million. The filing is preliminary and more details will be added to the record later.
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August 16, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
SECOND-HALF substitute Michael Orozco Fiscal scored in the 80th minute to give the United States its first-ever win at Mexico with a 1-0 victory in a friendly on Wednesday. Brek Shea, who entered 2 minutes earlier, went down the left flank and around Severo Meza before sending a cross to Terrence Boyd. Boyd made a quick backheel pass to Orozco Fiscal, who had entered in the 77th. Orozco Fizcal, who plays in Mexico for San Luis, beat keeper Guillermo Ochoa for his first international goal.
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