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)

This story is from the archives of ArkansasSports360.com.

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.

Deadspin.com'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, NFL.com'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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