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Sat, 15 Dec 2007 08:36:43 -0800
Ronnie Ramos, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports former Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino felt owner Arthur Blank was too meddlesome in football operations. Petrino's family was also "miserable in Atlanta."
Tue, 11 Dec 2007 16:09:40 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons announced head coach Bobby Petrino submitted his resignation Tuesday, Dec. 11. The team will not comment until their news conference Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Tue, 11 Dec 2007 15:25:20 -0800
ESPNews reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino will resign as coach of the Falcons and is close to an agreement to be the head coach of the University of Arkansas.
Mon, 26 Nov 2007 14:23:25 -0800
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino has emphasized his commitment to the team despite speculation of a possible return to the college ranks after a disappointing first season in Atlanta. Petrino spoke with team owner Arthur Blank and informed him of his intent to remain in Atlanta.
Tue, 02 Oct 2007 10:19:01 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino was nominated for the Motorola Coach of the Week Award for Week 4.
Mon, 17 Sep 2007 13:54:58 -0700
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino said he was happy with the play of the defensive line Week 2. "Our defensive line did a good job of rushing the passer. [DE] John Abraham played well. [DT Jonathan] Babineaux had a lot of production. I think [DT] Grady [Jackson], since I've been here, that's the best that I've seen him play," Petrino said.
Fri, 24 Aug 2007 15:36:54 -0700
J. Michael Moore, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino said the starters will play the entire first half and into the third quarter in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 27, against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Tue, 24 Jul 2007 15:31:24 -0700
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said during a press conference that he was "very disappointed" in QB Michael Vick. Blank also said he was initially in favor of a four-game suspension, but said the leave of absence was the best option. When asked if he ever directly asked Vick if he was involved in illegal dog fighting, Blank said he had not. General manager Rich McKay said releasing Vick was an option discussed, but they agreed with the league's ruling. Head coach Bobby Petrino said there is a possibility that the team will have to prepare for a season without Michael Vick.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 16:09:04 -0700
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino said he wants C Todd McClure to play at 297 or 298 pounds because that is the weight he moves best at on the field.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 15:31:34 -0700
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino said his team has room to grow in terms of the players learning his system.
Tue, 19 Jun 2007 16:37:40 -0700
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino allowed the veteran players to leave the team's minicamp.
Fri, 30 Mar 2007 15:37:01 -0700
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino wants QB Michael Vick to complete at least 65 percent of his passes next season.
Fri, 02 Feb 2007 21:12:35 -0800
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino will give QB Michael Vick the opportunity to change calls at the line of scrimmage in 2007. "We're going to put it all on him. That's something that's new to him. It's something he's excited about. It's the way I believe you train a quarterback. You make him responsible for the protections, you make him responsible for what I call trumping the center — when the center makes a protection call and the blitz shows something different," Petrino said.
Fri, 26 Jan 2007 08:42:16 -0800
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons new head coach Bobby Petrino addressed the recent incident involving QB Michael Vick, who was cleared of any wrongdoing after attempting to pass through Miami International Airport security with an unknown particulate in a hidden compartment of a water bottle. "I told him I didn't think our first meeting would be under these circumstances, but it was good to get to know him a little bit," Petrino said regarding the face-to-face meeting he and team president/general manager Rich McKay had with Vick last week. "He told me what happened and how it happened, and from that point we decided we're going to get past that. It's unfortunate but we're going to put that behind us and it's hopefully football from here on. I'm really looking forward to moving on."
Sun, 07 Jan 2007 17:59:47 -0800
Updating a previous report, Pat Forde, of ESPN.com, reports Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino has accepted a five-year, $24 million offer from the Atlanta Falcons to become their new coach, according to a Louisville source.
Sun, 07 Jan 2007 17:46:56 -0800
ESPNews reports Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino will be the next head coach for the Atlanta Falcons.
Thu, 13 Jul 2006 17:59:08 -0700
The Associated Press reports Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino signed a new 10-year contract Thursday, July 13, that will earn him $1.6 million each year plus bonuses. The new contract calls for Petrino to receive $1 million bonuses for every three years he stays with the team beginning in 2007. If he is still with the team in 2015, his annual pay would increase to $2.6 million and he would receive a $2 million bonus. Athletic director Tom Jurich said Petrino is one of the finest coaches in the country. Under the new contract, Petrino would earn a $200,000 bonus for playing in one of the four Bowl Championship Series games and $100,000 for winning the national championship.
Thu, 09 Feb 2006 19:50:57 -0800
ESPN.com's Chris Mortensen reports University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino confirmed that he turned down the Oakland Raiders head coaching job for a third time Wednesday, Feb. 8. The latest offer would have paid him $18 million over five years. Petrino told Mortensen that he was flattered by the Raiders' persistence but that he was committed to Louisville and did not feel his family was ready for a move. Petrino is the only coach to whom the Raiders have offered the position.
Thu, 09 Feb 2006 14:58:32 -0800
The Associated Press reports University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino was offered the Oakland Raiders' head coaching position but he rejected the offer, according to a Louisville football spokesman. Petrino announced shortly after interviewing for the Raiders' post on Tuesday, Jan. 17, that he would return to Louisville.
Thu, 19 Jan 2006 05:46:31 -0800
Jerry McDonald, of the Oakland Tribune, reports Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino, in response to his name being linked with the Oakland Raiders, released a statement through the Louisville athletic department reaffirming his commitment to the university.
Wed, 18 Jan 2006 10:25:03 -0800
Bill Soliday, of the Oakland Tribune, reports the Oakland Raiders interviewed Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino for the team's vacant head coaching position Tuesday, Jan. 17, according to an NFL source.