Arkansas 100% did not want to fire him and neither did the fans, they just were put into a position where they had no other choice. Somewhat akin to the Tressel situation. Entirely different scandal, same result, reluctant firing of a popular (amongst the fans) and successful coach.
Originally Posted by DannyOcean_
bobby petrino has to be the world's dumbest dummy if he really tried to play 'hardball' and not accept the slap-on-the-wrist penalties they wanted to give him.
If this story ends up being true he's gotta be the most arrogant ahole on the planet, I mean his track record indicates this as a strong possibilty, but this just pushes it over the top.
"Yeah I'm a married father of 4, yeah I was banging an engaged 25 year old who I just gave a job, ya I lied to everyone about it... what you gonna do about it? Sanction me? I'm Bobby F'ing Petrino!"
There's no way the sanction story can be true... I mean, he can't be that dumb and neither can Arkansas, the point of keeping him is to try to win, why keep him and then cripple his recruiting, doesn't jive.