Players, Others React to Reports That Jeff Long Has Fired Bobby Petrino

by Lance Turner  on Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012 6:23 pm  

Jarius Wright on Twitter, hearing that the University of Arkansas has fired Bobby Petrino. (Photo by Twitter)

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Breaking reaction from Twitter and other parts of the web that the University of Arkansas has reportedly fired football Coach Bobby Petrino. The UA has scheduled a news conference for 7:15 p.m.

Jarius Wright, former Razorback and all-time leading receiver at UA, via Twitter:

You can say what you wanna say about the man. He made me into a damn good football player. 

Vin Ascolese, recruit, via Twitter:

Wow .... Coach P is really gone ..

and here:

Man, I'm really upset rite now.

The Daily's national sportswriter, Dan Wolken, Twitter:

I really, truly feel bad for Arkansas fans. They didn't deserve this.'s Timothy Burke:

We don't know if Petrino was notified of his firing by Post-It Note, but we'll update this post as news from the presser makes its way to the public.

Pro-golfer John Daly, via Twitter:

My first loyalty is to the University of Arkansas. I trust that Jeff Long will do what's best for the program. Everyone in the Razorback Nation is devastated! This is heartbreaking as Coach Petrino is a very good friend of mine! From here, I think we will need a great coach like him to continue our winning ways! I myself, would hold out for a great NFL coach---GRUDEN! #GoHogs

Ian Rapoport,'s @RapSheet reporter, via Twitter:

Ex-Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino is not a good person. Seems to lie all the time. But the Hogs won't find a better coach. Sad, but true.



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