Petrino returns to coach Louisville football

Petrino returns to coach Louisville football

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Bobby Petrino, after one season at Western Kentucky, is returning to the Louisville football team, which he led to an Orange Bowl after the 2006 season.

Arkansas hires Bielema away from Wisconsin

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- University of Wisconsin head football Coach Bret Bielema has been hired to lead Arkansas in the same capacity, school officials said Tuesday.

COL FB: Arkansas 49, Jacksonville State 24

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Chris Gragg scored two touchdowns on eight catches Saturday and 10th-ranked Arkansas rolled over Jacksonville State 49-24.

Sears to head Weber State football program

OGDEN, Utah, April 26 (UPI) -- Jody Sears was named interim football coach at Weber State, replacing John J. Smith, who left to become interim coach at Arkansas.

Arkansas hires Smith as football coach

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., April 23 (UPI) -- The University of Arkansas announced Monday it has hired John L. Smith as Razorbacks football coach, replacing the fired Bobby Petrino.

Bobby Petrino's ex-girlfriend quits Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., April 18 (UPI) -- A woman who was hired by the University of Arkansas football program while she was having an affair with Coach Bobby Petrino has agreed to resign.

Arkansas fires football coach Petrino

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., April 10 (UPI) -- The University of Arkansas Tuesday fired football Coach Bobby Petrino, who was caught up in a scandal involving a young female employee.

Arkansas football coach injured in crash

CROSSES, Ark., April 2 (UPI) -- University of Arkansas football Coach Bobby Petrino was injured in a motorcycle crash, police said.

Arkansas receiver arrested on pot charges

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., April 1 (UPI) -- Arkansas freshman wide receiver Kane Whitehurst was arrested on marijuana charges Sunday, police said.

Arkansas tight end Uekman dies at 19

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Arkansas tight end Garrett Uekman, a 19-year-old redshirt freshman, died Sunday after he was discovered unconscious, school officials said.
Arkansas' Knile Davis to miss 2011 season

Arkansas' Knile Davis to miss 2011 season

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Arkansas running back Knile Davis, the leading rusher in the SEC last year, will miss the 2011 season because of a left ankle injury.

Falcons name new head coach

ATLANTA, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Jacksonville defensive coordinator Mike Smith became the new head coach of the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday.

Tom Dimitroff named GM of Atlanta Falcons

ATLANTA, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Tom Dimitroff, who has been New England Patriots college scouting director for five years, was hired Sunday as general manager of the Atlanta Falcons.

COL FB: Missouri 38, Arkansas 7

DALLAS, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Tony Temple set two Cotton Bowl records Tuesday when he rushed for 281 yards and four touchdowns while powering Missouri to a 38-7 win over Arkansas.

Louisville RB Allen to transfer schools

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Star running back Anthony Allen has been released from his scholarship at Louisville and will transfer to another school
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Bobby Petrino
Atlanta Falcons new head coach Bobby Petrino (R) talks with Falcons owner Arthur Blank as Petrino was introduced in a press conference at the team's training facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia on January 8, 2007. Petrino was formerly head football coach at University of Louisville, in Kentucky, where he compiled a four-year record of 41-9. (UPI Photo/John Dickerson)

Bobby Petrino (born March 10, 1961(1961-03-10) in Lewistown, Montana) is an American college football coach and the current head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks. He previously served a majority of the 2007 season as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons and four seasons at the University of Louisville. Petrino is considered by many to be one of the most innovative offensive minds in the college game today.

Petrino grew up in Helena, Montana, and graduated from Capital High in 1979. He attended hometown Carroll College, graduating with degrees in math and physical education in 1983. While at Carroll College he played quarterback and he began his coaching career there as a graduate assistant during the 1983 season. The next year he moved to Weber State College in the Big Sky Conference, coaching quarterbacks as a graduate assistant under head coach Mike Price. Petrino returned to his alma mater in 1985 as offensive coordinator. In each of his two seasons in that position, Carroll had the top-rated offense in NAIA football.

Petrino became a full-time assistant in the Division I ranks as wide receivers and tight ends coach at Weber State in 1987. In 1989 he moved to the University of Idaho, spending a year as quarterbacks coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator under head coach John L. Smith. In 1992 he took a step up the coaching ladder when he became quarterbacks coach at Arizona State. During his two seasons at ASU, he oversaw the development of future All-American and former NFL QB Jake Plummer.

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