Bobby Petrino Today: Phoenix from the Ashes

Western Kentucky has announced that fallen football coach Bobby Petrino, late of Arkansas, Atlanta and U of L, will be introduced Monday, according to, as Willie Taggert’s replacement.

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


  1. fred
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    But here’s the thing: Loyalty? No matter who they hire, if that guys would come to Western and have two really nice seasons, he’s gone, too. Makes no difference if it’s Bobby Petrino or Bobby Valentine. It’s a stepping stone job. They are not going to keep a good coach anyway so why not just go with a guy who’s going to be there just a season or two. That’s the way it works. If he improves the program, why not? Another way to look at it is it’s their chance to get a major name coach, a chance, under normal circumstances, that would never have. And please, Cards fans, let’s not moralize over Bobby Petrino.. if you get my drift.

  2. Birdie King
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    “How sad for Western Kentucky.” No Seed, it’s how sad for UK. Circle that opening game on your calendar !!!

  3. Cbcard
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    Right Said Fred.

  4. doug
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Fred makes a great point regarding the inevitability of WKU being a stepping stone. In spite of his poor history, I still find myself pulling for BP to get his shit together and realize there is more to life than coaching football. I played a couple of rounds of golf with him at corporate outings in his UL days and really enjoyed his company.

  5. Birdie King
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    I find myself pulling for him, also.

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