A mini coaching search update from our pal Rick Bozich: UK and Bobby Petrino isn’t going to happen. Yesterday, Bozich shared his thoughts on his WDRB blog:
Bobby Petrino will not be the next football coach at the University of Kentucky.
That remains the message from both the Kentucky and Petrino camps. Even before the season, the persistent word from Lexington was that UK athletic director Mitch Barnhart would have no interest in Petrino if things went wrong with Joker Phillips.
That has not changed 10 days after Phillips was told he would not return next season. Even the Petrino camp understands and accepts that today.
Why? Bozich echoes what we’ve been hearing since the decision to let Joker go: he’s “swinging for the fences.” Who does Bozich think the Cats interested in?
Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes
Texas A&M offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Kliff Kingsbury
Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville
Former Oregon coach Mike Bellotti
Cincinnati’s Butch Jones
Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease
Duke’s David Cutcliffe
If you don’t believe me, check his blog out for yourself.