Colorado's athletic director has strongly denied a report that Bobby Petrino's up for the Buffs.
Even a Colorado football program reportedly interested in hiring Mark Mangino has lines it won't cross. That's not a fair appraisal of the situation here, but it sure felt neat to say. First, the report:
Bobby Petrino's name has surfaced for the CU job. They're very interested.— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) November 29, 2012
That was immediately denied by the man doing the hiring, and denied in about the most declarative fashion possible:
CU AD Mike Bohn on Bobby Petrino rumor from @viclombardi: "That's absolutely not true. We're not hiring Bobby Petrino. You can quote me."— Kyle Ringo (@KyleRingo) November 29, 2012
Colorado already gave itself a public relations wound with its firing of Jon Embree, which included the former Buffs tight end and former coach Bill McCartney essentially accusing the school of cutting Embree loose too early due to his race. Hiring Petrino (or Mangino!) would not help this at all, to say the least.
If a school wants to give Petrino a ... [/counts on fingers] ... another chance, then go for it. Auburn's reportedly very interested, and it's hard to imagine somebody won't go for the former Arkansas coach.
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