I read this earlier in the day. Many of the rumors/myths are totally debunked here. Like Jessica’s fiancé running them off the road. And it includes the fact that Jessica and her fiancé are married with children living in Texas. Petrino was one arrogant dude.
I quit trying to debunk some of this. No one wants to believe the absolute truth. In talking with some of the key folks involved, I was sure of what David wrote. I won’t say my sources but let’s just say they were close enough to know the truth.
Can we please put this to rest already? What happened, happened. No use in rehashing something that happened years ago. Tired of the virtue signaling. How we should still apologize and be ashamed and embarrassed. Need flash! What Petrino did was not the worst thing a head coach ever done.Nor is it unforgivable. I chose to enjoy those memories of those good teams and players.
Not talking about me, just guys like yourself who like to rehash the past, because it makes you feel important and relevant. Petrino has been gone for years. Yet you can’t let it go or even forgive the guy. What’s those old sayings? Judge not lest ye be judged. He who is without sin, cast the first stone.
Go back to what I said in the OP. More than 10 years later, Ubben had info about the situation that I had never seen. I dunno if anything he said was news to Clay or Matt, but it was to me. So when there is new info, it’s worth discussing.
Of course we still have people who think any criticism of the former head coach is blasphemous.
Regarding delivery of the termination letter to Petrino, there are a couple of sentences in David Ubben’s article that speak volumes to me about how Petrino was viewed by administration. Quoting Jon Fagg, Ubben wrote:
“There was some argument (among university officials) about who got to take the letter, not who had to take the letter. Who got the privilege of delivering it.”