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04-06-2012 , 02:04 PM
In part might depend on how the in-state-Bible-thumping fan base will react. I'm interested in how public opinion will go.

If Malzahn can be snagged, then **** Bobby. imo.
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04-06-2012 , 02:17 PM
Lesson: the Internet always wins
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04-06-2012 , 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by brandoncla
He'll be fired purely based on his facial rash and neck brace.

Women like a gentlemen with a sense of humor that aren't afraid to be adventurous, someone that is honest and that has a job. I'm not a gold digger, but there is no romance without finance. I don't think we should see each other anymore BP.
[ ] Bobby Petrino is honest

[x] Bobby Petrino has a job for the time being
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04-06-2012 , 02:31 PM
i liked rex ryans the best
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04-06-2012 , 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by iggymcfly
So I still don't quite get why Petrino would possibly be fired over this. I mean, he went 10-3 in 2010 and 11-2 in 2011 which is better than Arkansas has done in years. Why would they want to fire him over an affair with a 25-year old that works for the team? It's not like he did anything illegal or involved the university in any way, it just seems like the damage to the reputation of the university and the football program from this story is basically nil, whereas the value of keeping the most successful coach since the 80s would be huge.
The reasons promoted for firing him:
a) He brought this lady in from another dept. at school, to work directly under him (ba-da-dum). All evidence shows that she was very competent at her old job, so this position change might have been warranted strictly based on performance, but it looks really ****ty now

b) He directly and repeatedly lied about her involvement in the accident.

c) (Personally for me) apologize like a man, dammit. Or don't, be like, "Yea I hit that". Whatever, just don't have the damn university to pass around an apology at a press conference that you aren't attending

d) Malzahn. It's not going away. The noise is just going to build.
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04-06-2012 , 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by iggymcfly
So I still don't quite get why Petrino would possibly be fired over this. I mean, he went 10-3 in 2010 and 11-2 in 2011 which is better than Arkansas has done in years. Why would they want to fire him over an affair with a 25-year old that works for the team? It's not like he did anything illegal or involved the university in any way, it just seems like the damage to the reputation of the university and the football program from this story is basically nil, whereas the value of keeping the most successful coach since the 80s would be huge.
If he had a preexisting sexual relationship with this woman, and helped her get a job at a public university without disclosing that fact, then it very much involves the university and may well break some laws too.
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04-06-2012 , 02:39 PM
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Kay Terry, administrator of the state Office of Personnel Management, said Arkansas has no law prohibiting a state employee ... (cont)
... from hiring a romantic partner or having a romantic relationship with a subordinate.

This probably saves his job, unless it comes out that he promised the girl a promotion for sex.

Now, if he is fired or resigns, I would hope that we would look at Art Briles first, then Malzahn.
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04-06-2012 , 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by iggymcfly
So I still don't quite get why Petrino would possibly be fired over this. I mean, he went 10-3 in 2010 and 11-2 in 2011 which is better than Arkansas has done in years. Why would they want to fire him over an affair with a 25-year old that works for the team? It's not like he did anything illegal or involved the university in any way, it just seems like the damage to the reputation of the university and the football program from this story is basically nil, whereas the value of keeping the most successful coach since the 80s would be huge.
Setting aside the rest, do you really not think the university's reputation is damaged from the married high-profile $3.5M/yr. football coach crashing his motorcycle and covering up that he was riding with his 25 year-old mistress-newly-transferred-to-supervised employee engaged to another university employee?

I mean, how bad do you think Arkanss' reputation is?

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Originally Posted by razorbacker
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Kay Terry, administrator of the state Office of Personnel Management, said Arkansas has no law prohibiting a state employee ... (cont)
... from hiring a romantic partner or having a romantic relationship with a subordinate.

This probably saves his job, unless it comes out that he promised the girl a promotion for sex.

Now, if he is fired or resigns, I would hope that we would look at Art Briles first, then Malzahn.
LOL Arkansas. They're probably still getting sued by other people who wanted the job and possibly her. "I felt presured" Cha-ching cha-ching cha-ching...just like a cash register.
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04-06-2012 , 03:07 PM
Bama and LSU play @ Ark this year so he's def not getting fired

They're gonna be pretty nasty
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04-06-2012 , 03:21 PM
http://www.box.com/s/3eb3d3dd2f4c776abf4b

LOLOL.

(link is legit - mp3 song, the ballad of bobby petrino)
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04-06-2012 , 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Holliday
Setting aside the rest, do you really not think the university's reputation is damaged from the married high-profile $3.5M/yr. football coach crashing his motorcycle and covering up that he was riding with his 25 year-old mistress-newly-transferred-to-supervised employee engaged to another university employee?

I mean, how bad do you think Arkanss' reputation is?
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04-06-2012 , 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by iggymcfly
So I still don't quite get why Petrino would possibly be fired over this. I mean, he went 10-3 in 2010 and 11-2 in 2011 which is better than Arkansas has done in years. Why would they want to fire him over an affair with a 25-year old that works for the team? It's not like he did anything illegal or involved the university in any way, it just seems like the damage to the reputation of the university and the football program from this story is basically nil, whereas the value of keeping the most successful coach since the 80s would be huge.
I don't think they want to fire him, although you never know with some of these college presidents. It's a question of whether they think he's worth the trouble of any potential civil suits resulting from retaining him.
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04-06-2012 , 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by diddyeinstein
c) (Personally for me) apologize like a man, dammit. Or don't, be like, "Yea I hit that". Whatever, just don't have the damn university to pass around an apology at a press conference that you aren't attending
Did you forget how he left the Falcons?
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04-06-2012 , 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by iggymcfly
So I still don't quite get why Petrino would possibly be fired over this. I mean, he went 10-3 in 2010 and 11-2 in 2011 which is better than Arkansas has done in years. Why would they want to fire him over an affair with a 25-year old that works for the team? It's not like he did anything illegal or involved the university in any way, it just seems like the damage to the reputation of the university and the football program from this story is basically nil, whereas the value of keeping the most successful coach since the 80s would be huge.
Where do you work where firing someone who sleeps with subordinates and then gives them a promotion is a head scratcher?
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04-06-2012 , 04:49 PM
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Did you forget how he left the Falcons?
Touche.


That song is pretty hilarious.

Some local news station posted the letter of intent for his current contract. It's non-binding, but there are some interesting provisions that I guess probably made their way into the finalized contract. Under Section 6, it looks like he could be on the hook for a ****ton of money, but I could be reading it wrong. But nothing in there of a morality contract or the like.

Also, completely non-relevant in the terms of potentially firing him (because it invalidates the clause) but I found it interesting that he had a covenant not to compete with the entire SEC. Meaning that he, per contract, could not have taken a job with another SEC school while the contract was effective. Wonder if that would hold up? Studied a lot about covenants being struck down for being overly broad geographically, and this is like orders of magnitude larger of an area then the ones that were struck down for this reason. You out there, karak?
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04-06-2012 , 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by VayaConDios
They have him dead to rights on this one
Why make it like anytime anything happens the administration are just DYING to fire him and scrounging around for any possible excuse to do so? Sure, they probably can fire him no problem for this, but why would they want to? This isnt some huge black eye for the university, who gives a **** about this?
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04-06-2012 , 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by iggymcfly
So I still don't quite get why Petrino would possibly be fired over this. I mean, he went 10-3 in 2010 and 11-2 in 2011 which is better than Arkansas has done in years. Why would they want to fire him over an affair with a 25-year old that works for the team? It's not like he did anything illegal or involved the university in any way, it just seems like the damage to the reputation of the university and the football program from this story is basically nil, whereas the value of keeping the most successful coach since the 80s would be huge.
Yeah, exactly. Not every employer-employee relationship is just an epic battle of wills to see who slips up and can be destroyed first.
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04-06-2012 , 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by timotheeeee
Where do you work where firing someone who sleeps with subordinates and then gives them a promotion is a head scratcher?
Somewhere where employees are actually somewhat valuable and not instantly replaceable? I mean, at some point they HIRED Petrino, right? Presumably they thought he was better than the alternatives. Its not like, before this incident, they were dying to fire him and couldnt think of an excuse. The question isnt "Can they fire him because of this?" its "MUST they fire a guy they otherwise probably want leading their football team?"
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04-06-2012 , 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by jalexand42
http://www.box.com/s/3eb3d3dd2f4c776abf4b

LOLOL.

(link is legit - mp3 song, the ballad of bobby petrino)
"She'll touch your weiner"

lol
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04-06-2012 , 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by vhawk01
Why make it like anytime anything happens the administration are just DYING to fire him and scrounging around for any possible excuse to do so? Sure, they probably can fire him no problem for this, but why would they want to? This isnt some huge black eye for the university, who gives a **** about this?
I didn't say they wanted to, chief. Just that they could.
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04-06-2012 , 05:14 PM
Man, I love the Internet.
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04-06-2012 , 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by vhawk01
The question isnt "Can they fire him because of this?" its "MUST they fire a guy they otherwise probably want leading their football team?"
This. Donations have increased by millions since Petrino has been hired. Ticket prices have increased by almost 50%. Forbes ranked Arkansas as the #8 most valuable football program in the country. In 2009 our football revenue was 56 million, in 2011 it was 89 million. All of that is from Petrino. If he is fired, it's because there wasn't any other choice.

It's the same reason Pitino wasn't fired at Louisville. They knew he was the best they could get.
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04-06-2012 , 05:15 PM
"Joshicca"? Their marriage deserved it.
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04-06-2012 , 05:15 PM
That guestbook is the funniest thing I've read in a long time
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04-06-2012 , 05:17 PM
Firing him would be pretty bad for Arkansas. I'd have to assume they will do whatever they can to keep him.
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