The Atlanta Falcons have already had a nightmare season with the Michael Vick saga and what not, as well as being just a flat out bad team, but now they have lost their head coach after just 13 games. The teams official website has stated what sources said earlier in the day, and that is Bobby Petrino has announced his resignation as the teams head coach. The team will hold a 2pm press conference tomorrow to further discuss the shocker as well as discuss the teams future.
Petrino’s so long came one-day after Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prision for dog fighting charges, as well as the team taking the field and getting pounded by the Saints 34-14. The team is 3-10, has gone through three QB’s, and Petrino is taking a hike from a five-year deal that was worth $24 million. Sources are already saying that the former Louisville coach is heading to be the new head coach at Arkansas.
ESPN stated that Petrino and is agent had been talking about him taking a hike back to the college ranks over the past few weeks with the disaster that the Falcons had turned into. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported that Petrino called and resinged at 5:45 this afternoon. “I feel real fortunate that we have a terrific guy leading our football team,” team owner Arthur Blank said on Monday. “Our CEO, our coach Bobby Petrino has done a terrific job dealing with adversity this year. He’s proven to me that he’s a better head coach than I ever thought he was going to be, dealing with the set of cards that unfolded this year.”
Now the team will have to find someone else to guide their already sinking ship.