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Petrino to Falcons

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pancamo, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Hope this isn't a D_B.

    Petrino to Falcons.
  2. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

  3. ESPN.com's story said he had not accepted the offer yet.

  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    It's never too early to prematurely report something.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    This story says he HAS accepted the job:

    By Pat Forde

    Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has accepted a five-year, $24 million offer from the Atlanta Falcons to become their new coach, according to a Louisville source.

    The Cardinals have a previously scheduled 9 p.m. ET team meeting at which Petrino will tell his players, the source said. At least one player, running back George Stripling, said at 8:45 p.m. Sunday that the players had not been apprised that Petrino was leaving.

    An announcement from the Falcons could come Monday.
  6. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member


    I heart Forde.
  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Me too, and the fact that his name's on it makes me think it's definitely happened.
  8. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I talked to AP ... they're working on it. Expect it.
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Gotta love life if you're Stripling and you found out from a reporter ...
  10. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    Well, that just blew up our front page ... shit
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    So shouldn't we be villifying Petrino the same way Saban got villified for lying?

    Before the season, Petrino signed a 10-year, $25 million contract with Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich. Petrino had previously interviewed with Auburn, LSU, Notre Dame and the Oakland Raiders for other jobs, but announced in August that he would be at Louisville for the long haul.

    "I can't tell you how happy I am with the commitment and the confidence that Tom Jurich has in me and the university has in me," Petrino said after signing the contract. "I also wanted to make sure that everyone understood, I know I've said it, that this is where my family wants to be. This is where I want to be. I want everyone to really believe it."
  12. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's the same circumstances.
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