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Bobby Petrino To Be Fired By Arkansas, According To Report

Arkansas has reportedly made its decision regarding the fate of football coach Bobby Petrino. An official announcement is expected at an 8:15 p.m. ET press conference.

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The Arkansas Razorbacks will reportedly fire head coach Bobby Petrino after a weekend spent deliberating on his motorcycle caper, according to a report by ESPN's Joe Schad. The decision follows a meeting between Petrino and Jeff Long, Arkansas' athletic director, earlier Tuesday evening. A press conference has been called for 8:15 ET to officially announce the decision.

After his motorcycle accident, Petrino was caught lying about his relationship with Jessica Dorrell, a 25-year-old assistant he put on the Arkansas payroll only a week prior. Jeff Long's Tough Decision and The Petrino Impropriety Power Rankings

This is the first termination of Petrino's head-coaching career; to this point, he's used every job as a step to another job. Before landing at Arkansas, he coached with the Atlanta Falcons, Louisville Cardinals, Auburn Tigers and elsewhere, with many (many) a flirtation along the way. He's known as an offensive mastermind, so he shouldn't have trouble landing somewhere else before too long.

Petrino went 34-17 in his four years at Arkansas, posting a 21-5 mark over the last two seasons. He reached a Sugar Bowl and won a Cotton Bowl, setting up what many Arkansas fans felt could be a championship run on the horizon.

For more on Hogs football, visit Arkansas blog Arkansas Expats, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.