Bobby Petrino

Bobby Petrino support group planning Monday rally


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!


(Hat tip: Hogs Sports Radio) 

Mark Dantonio quickly tosses aside South Carolina discussion

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State has become a national power under the coaching of Mark Dantonio. The grizzled and confident coach has put together a master plan in East Lansing and has taken the Spartans to the top of the Big Ten along the way, capturing a Big Ten title and victories in the Cotton Bowl and Rose Bowl as well as in-state dominance over the Michigan Wolverines. Danotnio is preparing his Spartans to take on the Wolverines this week, but with the new vacancy opening up at South Carolina following the sudden retirement of Steve Spurrier, Dantonio has already been presented with the question about his thoughts on coaching at South Carolina.

He did not seem all that interested in discussing the vacancy when meeting with Michigan State media this morning.

“Coach Spurrier’s had an outstanding career there, it’s alma mater, and we’re here to talk about Michigan,” Dantonio said when asked about it today. Video below from the Big Ten Network

Dantonio played defensive back for the Gamecocks in the mid 1970s, which helps make Dantonio an interesting name to mention in any coaching future discussion out of Columbia. While Dantonio may have played at South Carolina for Jim Carlen, Dantonio grew up in Ohio and has coached the bulk of his career within Ohio and the Big Ten. He is also one win away from picking up his 100th career coaching victory, 81 of which have come at Michigan State.

Dan Patrick: Spurrier brought personality to the SEC

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South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier is stepping down as head coach of the Gamecocks, and that has the college football world reflecting on the impact he has had on the game of college football. Spurrier’s quips at rivals and revolutionary thoughts on where the sport has been heading were always on the mark, even when his team’s performance on the field was not.

Dan Patrick shared his reaction to the news of Spurrier retiring today on The Dan Patrick Show (simulcast on NBC Sports Network). As many have already suggested, Spurrier’s wit and charm brought a refreshing personality to the SEC.