Bobby Petrino

New Coach Reset: Western Kentucky’s Bobby Petrino

June 9, 2013
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New Coach Reset: Western Kentucky’s Bobby Petrino   The Hire Coaching experience: Petrino is not short on coaching experience, as he’s been coaching for 29 years now, on both the college and professional level. He got his start as a grad assistant as his hometown school of Carroll College in Montana in 1983. However, he…

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Of course Jay Paterno believes in his dad, but in no way should you

May 15, 2013
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Of course Jay Paterno believes in his dad, but in no way should you   Jay Paterno is speaking nonsense, but he’s allowed. And I’m being serious. There are six people in the world who have the right to speak utter nonsense in support of Joe Paterno, the former Penn State coach who either did…

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Rutgers needs to fire basketball coach Mike Rice after report details allegations of abusive behavior

April 3, 2013
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Rutgers needs to fire basketball coach Mike Rice after report details allegations of abusive behavior

On the day last December when he suspended basketball coach Mike Rice for three games, athletic director Tim Pernetti said, “Accountability is a vital element of the Rutgers athletics family and it is imperative our head coaches act and lead in a responsible manner.” If accountability is still vital in the Rutgers athletic family Tuesday,…

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Bret Bielema Should Wait Until the Season to Take Shots at Nick Saban

April 1, 2013
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Bret Bielema Should Wait Until the Season to Take Shots at Nick Saban

Speaking to a crowd at the Saline County Razorback Club’s annual fish fry last week, Bielema put Alabama head coach Nick Saban in the crosshairs. “The reason the SEC is talked about all the time is one team, because of their dominance. But I didn’t come here to play Alabama. I came here to beat Alabama. You can…

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NO EYE CONTACT! TIM TEBOW SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT POSTS LIST OF MEDIA RULES

March 22, 2013
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NO EYE CONTACT! TIM TEBOW SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT POSTS LIST OF MEDIA RULES

So, New York Jets quarterback (?) Tim Tebow had a speaking engagement at at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi on Wednesday to talk about Tim Tebow-type stuff: Religion, and, um, other stuff tangentially related to religion, I guess is how you could put it. Media were allowed to attend Tebow’s speech, but a sign was…

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Louisville will sell $1 beer at the Cardinals’ 2013 Spring Game

March 7, 2013
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Louisville will sell $1 beer at the Cardinals’ 2013 Spring Game

Louisville has officially found a way to make spring football games interesting, and it comes in the form of cheap beer. One dollar beer to be exact. We here at Gamedayr love an ice-cold brew, so we have to side with Brett McMurphy and call this the “best spring football game promotion” ever. If Cardinals…

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REDISCOVERING A FOOTBALL MIND

March 6, 2013
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REDISCOVERING A FOOTBALL MIND

There is an alternate universe in which Bobby Petrino changes the NFL. It occurs some time around 2008, when Michael Vick and his Atlanta Falcons redefine NFL offenses with a formation previously unused at the professional level. It comes from Nevada, where its inventor, Chris Ault, once mentored Petrino, now the Falcons head coach. It’s…

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UGA’s Mark Richt on ‘negative recruiting

March 6, 2013
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UGA’s Mark Richt on ‘negative recruiting

Negative recruiting is the darkside of recruiting. Just about every school does it in some form or fashion to convince recruits to sign with them rather than the competition. Some coaches blatantly call out and put down other schools, while others are subtle and low key with negative recruiting. One of UGA’s top signees, Davin…

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Predicting a few dark-horse 2013-14 BCS national title contender

March 5, 2013
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Predicting a few dark-horse 2013-14 BCS national title contender

The Alabama Crimson Tide have won three of the last four national titles. That much, of course, is no secret, and neither is the fact that the rest of the country has been stuck playing catch-up behind the recruiting and coaching machine that is Nick Saban. However, with spring practices finally having kicked off throughout…

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Petrino has great marriage with WKU and a family that’s still behind him

March 1, 2013
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Petrino has great marriage with WKU and a family that’s still behind him

Bobby Petrino was going to make it through this latest leg of his rehab tour without incident. At lunch with a reporter, back to the office and through a quick look at the Western Kentucky facilities, he had held up well. All the hard questions had been asked about how Petrino had gone from an SEC program…

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