In the wake of Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino’s firing, the Fayetteville faithful can memorialize the good ‘ole ball coach’s brief albeit successful tenure with a vintage Bobby Petrino Motorcycle Club t-shirt. For $31.99 you can proudly own your very own Petrino t-shirt which sports a motorcycle on the front and “Fayetteville, AR 2008-2012” on the back. This vintage apparel comes in both grey and cotton blue.
In case you missed the press confernece, here is Petrino’s statement:
The simplest response I have is: I’m sorry. These two words seem very inadequate. But that is my heart. All I have been able to think about is the number of people I’ve let down by making selfish decisions. I’ve taken a lot of criticism in the past. Some deserved, some not deserved. This time, I have no one to blame but myself.
I chose to engage in an improper relationship. I also made several poor decisions following the end of that relationship and in the aftermath of the accident. I accept full responsibility for what has happened.
I’m sure you heard (athletic director) Jeff Long’s reasons for termination. There was a lot of information shared. Given the decision that has been made, this is not the place to debate Jeff’s view of what happened. In the end, I put him in the position of having to sort through my mistakes and that is my fault.
I have hurt my wife Becky and our four children. I’ve let down the University of Arkansas, my team, coaching staff and everyone associated with the Razorback football program. As a result of my personal mistakes, we will not get to finish our goal of building a championship program. I wish that I had been given the opportunity to meet with the players and staff prior to this evening’s press conference and hope that I will be given the opportunity to give my apologies and say my goodbyes in person. We have left the program in better shape than we found it and I want the Razorback Nation to know that is my hope that the program achieves the success it deserves.
It certainly is a shame for the Razorback Nation to lose a top flight coach who had high hopes for the 2012 campaign. With several key players returning, pundits were calling Arkansas a legitimate national title contender. Now the program is without its leader and is in panic mode to fill a huge coaching void.