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Falcons Coach Petrino Quits; Signs with Arkansas

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Old 12-13-2007, 05:46 PM   #91
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Re: Falcons Coach Petrino Quits; Signs with Arkansas

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I heard Peter King mention it, but felt the Falcons were going to go with one of their coordinators. I hope this finally puts to death the idea of bringing in high profile college coaches and think they can win in the NFL. The styles of football are just too different. Plus as soon as they fail there is 40 or 50 colleges who will hire the guy away from your team.

Heres what I don't understand: With this guy's history of doing this didn't the falcons put a penalty into the contract? If so, then who is paying for the penalty? I'd be pissed if I was an Arkansas alum or student and found out in addition to his salary we had to pay the falcons a few million to get him out of that contract.
I get the feeling that they really wanted to see if Petrino was worth a damn and then possibly renegotiate his contract down the road. I don't think that Blank and McKay are going to miss Petrino very much and just move on.
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