As much opposition as Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino faces in the aftermath of his motorcycle crash-turned-cover-up, he also has supporters.
And, tomorrow, they’ll gather at 7:00 p.m in front of the Broyles Complex for a rally to show their support for Petrino, who is currently on paid leave following the revelation that a female football employee, Jessica Dorrell, was with the coach at the time of the accident.
It’s believed Petrino and Dorrell had a “previous inappropriate relationship.”
The professional carryover of that alleged relationship provides plenty of reasons to fire Petrino, but as was noted yesterday, the statement of cash flows is an enticing siren.
Besides, this ‘Merica, and people are welcomed to voice their thoughts.
Even if they’re wrong.
A closer look at the Facebook page shows the group, named “Team Save Coach Petrino” has over 5,000 sheep followers, so a sizable crowd at the rally is a definite possibility.
The group also released the following message asking supporters to contact athletic director Jeff Long and voice their opinion:
Arkansas Football: It’s the players running through the A, Hog Hats. It’s more than 70,000 fans calling, “WOO PIG SOOIE!”
Arkansas Football: It’s the State of Arkansas banding together behind one team, and a mascot like no other. Those select few who put on the jersey are, chosen. They wear the colors, they pay the price, and they succeed. They are exceptionable, they are Razorbacks.
Together we stand as tall as the tower of Old Main. Our memories are etched in stone like names on Senior Walk. And our blood flows Razorbacks Red. For 100 years we’ve been Hogwild, and today we continue the tradition.
We are, Arkansas Razorbacks!
SAVE OUR COACH!
(Hat tip: Hogs Sports Radio)