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Right call: Losing Bobby Petrino

Arkansas made the correct choice in its decision about the football coach's future

Originally Published: April 10, 2012
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

There was a common, reflexive sentiment wafting over the fine mess created by Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino's public display of Stage IV midlife crisis. Before the university parted company with Petrino on Tuesday, we were constantly told what a difficult decision this was for athletic director Jeff Long.

Over and over, it was posed as a major moral dilemma for Long, when in reality he made the only decision a right-thinking person could. Allowing Petrino to continue as a ...

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