Former Louisville coach Bobby Petrino resigned as head coach of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday afternoon. Several national reports said he planned to take the head coaching job at Arkansas. A press conference is planned for Tuesday night to introduce Petrino as the new Arkansas coach.
Sources told Hawgs Illustrated's Dudley Dawson early Tuesday evening that the Arkansas search was centered on three assistant coaches when Petrino inquired about the vacancy somewhere between 2 and 3 p.m. At that point, talks moved at a rapid pace and a private plane was dispatched to Atlanta to bring Petrino to Fayetteville.
ESPN reported around 5 p.m. that Petrino had resigned as Falcons head coach. Arkansas is set to introduce Petrino at a press conference in Fayetteville at 10:30 p.m. (CST) Tuesday at the Broyles Center.
A source told Hawgs Illustrated that the contract will be for five years and be in the neighborhood of $2.85 million.
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