NEW ORLEANS (WALA) - Just over a year ago, former Arkansas football head coach Bobby Petrino was involved in dangerous motorcycle accident that left many worried.
Soon thereafter, Petrino was fired for cause, for unfairly hiring his mistress and intentionally misleading his boss about everything from their relationship to her presence at the motorcycle accident that ultimately cost him his job.
However, Petrino has new life in the coaching business, after being hired as Western Kentucky's new football coach. Petrino will lead the Hilltoppers in their last season in the Sun Belt conference, before moving to Conference USA.
Monday, July 15 at the Sun Belt football media day, Petrino spoke out about his new opportunity.
"I'm just fortunate enough that [they] gave me an opportunity. Very grateful for that. It's a situation that worked out extremely well for me and my family. And now we're just focused on today and what the future will bring," said Petrino.
Petrino and the Hilltoppers actually open Sun Belt Conference play against the Jags. It's South's league opener as well. The game is set for Saturday, September 14 at Ladd-Peebles stadium. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m.
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