Let’s see. Bobby Petrino accepts the head coaching position for the Atlanta Falcons officially on January 8th. During that short stretch, has anyone had more influence on college football than he?
Seriously, in a mere eight days, his decision has affected the head coaching positions at four schools – Louisville, Tulsa (bonus points there for tying into the Arky soap opera), Rice and Georgia Southern.
If Giff Smith is offered and accepts the GSU head coaching job, which is not unlikely, that will impact Georgia Tech’s recruiting at the most critical time of the year, which means that Petrino would have touched two of the state’s biggest football programs in a significant way. (And if Martinez had gone after the Rice job, Petrino could have had the trifecta.)
Clearly this is no ordinary mortal we’re dealing with here. No doubt Chuck Norris is envious of Bobby Petrino. Compared to what’s been left in Petrino’s wake so far, Michael Vick’s issues are a mere drop in the bucket.
This is not a guy to trifle with.
Be afraid, Mr. Vick. Be very, very afraid.