New MSU Football Coach: Bobby Petrino

New MSU Football Coach: Bobby Petrino

This season the MSU Bears football team got a new glimpse of hope, and that hope’s name is Bobby Petrino. Early on, Petrino was a quarterback coach for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars before being promoted to offensive coordinator.  He then moved on to become a head coach of major NCAA programs Louisville and Arkansas.  He was also the head coach for the NFL Atlanta Falcons for a season, but left to go back to Arkansas because he “liked coaching college more.” 

There are many positives about Petrino’s presence. First off, he will bring in more talent. More players will want to come to Missouri State than other schools because of him. Another reason would be that we would have higher attendance, giving MSU more funding. Finally, his salary is very low and he is donating a lot of his salary back into the university.

There are a few downsides though. He was involved in a scandal, but it was not related to football. It was also the reason why he was let go from Arkansas. He has also been known to suddenly leave programs.  Ultimately, there aren’t a significant number of downsides relating to football, and he has made many public apologies for those matters. 

All in all, Petrino will be a great contribution to the university. So far, nine players have signed with Missouri State because of Petrino’s hiring. He also donated $70,000 out of his salary for the assistant coaches pool of pay so that even more good is to come!