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Coach Bobby Petrino leaves the Atlanta Falcons for NCAA football

The Atlanta Falcons rookie head coach Bobby Petrino resigned on Tuesday, Arkansas move rumored.

Coach Bobby Petrino leaves the Atlanta Falcons for NCAA football The experiment of head coach Bobby Petrino with fresh players proved unsuccessful and the Atlanta Falcons coach announced today his resignation. Bobby Petrino signed a 5-year $24 million contract with the Falcons earlier this year, coming from the University of Louisville to replace fired Jim Mora. But with 3-10 record in his first year on the job and increased criticism from the veteran players, especially cornerback DeAngelo Hall, for favoring the rookies over them, Petrino resigned on Tuesday. According to the latest rumors, Bobby Petrino is considering taking the head coaching job at the Arkansas Razorback. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and general manager Rich McKay are scheduled to give press conference and discuss the head coach resignation on Wednesday.

 Atlanta Falcons will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

 Published on 12/11/2007

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