Petrino brothers reunited
- Published: Wednesday, 07 December 2011 08:12
- by Doug Samuels
Paul Petrino was in his car when he got the call from Bobby Petrino offering him the offensive coordinator position vacated by Garrick McGee's departure to UAB. Petrino's most recent stint as offensive coordinator at Arkansas was in 2009 before moving on to Illinois in the same role.
Paul was instrumental in the setting of offensive records at Illinois for points scored in a season (423), and points per game (32.5). The deciding factor for Paul was an opportunity to get back to an environment where "the head coach believes in everything that I believe in. Where the head coach starts everything with discipline where he believes everything I believe in offensively."
There's no better place to find continuity than working with your brother.
Given his familiarity with the system and terminology, this is one of the rare cases where we expect a newly hired coach to work the upcoming bowl game.