Which, depending on your perspective, will be either a really happy or very sad day for the Hilltopper Nation.
Unless, of course, Texas Tech of the big time Big 12, comes a callin’ for the peripatetic Bobby P. At which time, Mr. Loyalty would jilt Western Ky before even being officially announced as coach.
I’m not sure I understand the thinking in Bowling Green.
Petrino has proven a couple of things. One, he’s among the two or three best football minds in college pigskin. As a coach, he will be successful wherever he roams the sidelines. Two, he has absolutely zero loyalty, and will always be looking for the better opportunity. Even in his currently chastened state.
If he goes to Western, he’ll obviously make the Toppers a better team next season. He’s that good a coach. But, if he doesn’t schtup any coeds or recruiting assistants, he’ll have “resurrected” his character to the point that a big time football factory will feel comfortable hiring him after next season. The institution of higher learning will say it has vetted him and he’s once again an outstanding citizen, a builder of character and, most important, a proven winner.
My first reaction to today’s out of the blue announcement was, “Wow!!!!!!!!!!!”
My second, How sad for Western Kentucky.
– Seedy K