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College football notebook: Western Kentucky hires Petrino

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Western Kentucky football coach Bobby Petrino holds up a jersey with athletic director Todd Stewart during a news conference, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP)
By The Associated Press
Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, 9:14 p.m.
 

Bobby Petrino was introduced Monday as the Western Kentucky coach. The 51-year-old Petrino replaces Willie Taggart, who left WKU last week to become South Florida's coach.

Petrino had a 34-17 record at Arkansas and is 75-26 overall as a college head coach.

Petrino was fired by Arkansas in April for a “pattern of misleading” behavior following a motorcycle accident. Petrino had an affair with former Razorback volleyball player Jessica Dorrell, who he later hired as a football assistant and gave $20,000 in gifts. Petrino said initially he was the only person on the motorcycle but later admitted to Dorrell's presence.

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Mike MacIntyre is leaving San Jose State to coach Colorado. ... Injured South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore will enter the NFL Draft, according to people familiar with the decision. ... All-Big Ten defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins of Ohio State said he will make himself available for the NFL Draft. ... Texas Tech said offensive line coach Chris Thomsen will serve as interim coach at the team's bowl game.

 

 
 


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