However, I think a lot of those writers need a good dose of something called “perspective”.
Keep in mind that Long is the same AD who hired Petrino away from the Atlanta Falcons DURING THEIR SEASON. If that wasn’t bad enough, Long did so without asking permission to speak to Petrino.
Plus, I find it hard to believe that Long did not know of Petrino’s past transgressions. After all, this is the same Petrino who secretly flirted with Auburn while former coach Tommy Tuberville was still employed there. And of course there was that Atlanta Falcons “thing”.
So while I am shocked that Long and the University of Arkansas did fire Petrino, I’m not overly impressed. Long knew he hired a scumbag, so why the need to act all indignant and shed a few crocodile tears at the press conference yesterday?
The late George Carlin said it best:
“You can’t build your house at the base of a volcano, and then wake up and wonder why there is lava in your living room.”