ESPN is reporting that Bobby Petrino of the Atlanta Falcons is heading to Arkansas to become the next head coach. This is not a surprise given the unpromising situation he found himself in with the Falcons. Can’t say I blame him. Petrino is the latest in a long line of successful college coaches who failed to make the transition to the professional game.
Stories like this give you an appreciation of how special Tony Dungy’s head coaching career has been. In his 12 seasons, Dungy has only one losing season, which came in his first year with Tampa. His teams have been to the playoffs ten of the past eleven seasons. You can hire anyone you want, but that level of success is impossible to duplicate.