Bobby Petrino resigns from the Atlanta Falcons to take the job at Arkansas.
Petrino and his agent had been talking with the Falcons about his preference to return to the college ranks. The former Louisville coach was looking for an opportunity to break into the Southeastern Conference ranks, and Arkansas was a natural fit.
Citing the team as its source, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on its Web site that Petrino phoned the Falcons about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday and resigned. Petrino and the team agreed he would not coach the Falcons' remaining three games, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton.
Negotiations between Petrino and Arkansas are ongoing, the sources told ESPN. Once a deal is in place, Petrino is expected to be paid around $3 million a year, the sources said.
Bit more than he could chew??
Then there was Les Miles again talking to Michigan but according to Miles it was to support his alma mater.
The Detroit Free Press had reported that Miles spoke Friday morning with Michigan athletic director Bill Martin and university president Mary Sue Coleman, according to several people with knowledge of the call.
In a statement released by LSU, Miles said that was true. But he also clarified that the conversation was not about him.
"I had a conversation with Michigan last week that covered a wide range of topics. I was doing nothing more than helping them with their search for a football coach, just as any loyal alumnus might do. It was nothing more than that," Miles said.
Sure Les, whatever you say. Just let it go, you made your bed now lie in it.
And then there is Norm Chow. The rumor today was that Chow was on campus at ucla, with his attorney, what ever. That came from a comment on Dohn's blog so who knows what's true or not.
Like I said nutty.