With Dan Mullen somewhat-officially out of the running for the Florida head coaching position now that Urban Meyer has resigned, Florida turns is apparently turning it’s attention to the guy who they considered their No. 2 choice when they hired Meyer…Bobby Petrino.
At the top of the list: Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino, who according to a source was Foley’s No.2 option when he hired Meyer from Utah after the 2004 season – and the No.1 choice when Meyer resigned last season before returning a day later. Petrino’s contract with Arkansas has a non-compete clause for teams in the SEC West Division – but not the East Division.
If he were to leave the Hogs, his buyout is estimated to be $3.1 million.
Foley told Sporting News that Florida, “won’t be scared off by contract buyouts.” That means every coach is an option.
Let the speculation continue…