Jeff Long denies rumor of Bobby Petrino returning in 2013
Posted by: Pete Roussel on June 29, 2012
Someone, somewhere in the state of Arkansas believes Bobby Petrino is going to return as the Razorbacks head coach after sitting out this upcoming season.
The rumor has spread so much that reporter Matt Turner asked Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long point blank about the news.
In fact, Long has not talked with Petrino at all since his dismissal.
"I have not. I have not," said Long.
Will the two speak at some point?
Long explained, "Yeah, I think the ball's in his court from my point of view and I'm sure he's dealing with lots of emotional things, and again, the most important thing is for him to focus on his family and get his life situated -- and I get all that."
Although it would surprise me to see Petrino land another head coaching job in major college football, don't count out Petrino surfacing in the NFL as a quarterbacks coach or offensive coordinator at some point down the road.
Here's a look at the Arkansas coaching staff heading into the 2012 season.
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