Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Times They Are A Changing

Well who thought another spin could be put on the SEC West coaching carousel. When you all thought it had settled down, Arkansas put another log on the fire. Bobby Petrino announced late this afternoon his resignation from the Atlanta Falcons. Petrino will be the next head coach at the University of Arkansas. It took the Hogs a few weeks, but they landed what many will call a "huge pickup." Petrino had been mentioned, but no one thought he would actually leave the Falcons after one year for Fayetville.

How will this effect the Ole Miss staff? That is a good question. I would guess Petrino would leave the Falcons immediately and begin work for Arkansas. That then opens up questions with assistants. Several assistants currently at Arkansas have shown interest to continue work with Nutt at Ole Miss, and more than likely they would all not stay to work for Petrino. Hopefully the Ole Miss staff will finally be more solid by the first of next week.