Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino has agreed to become the next head coach at Western Kentucky, a source close to the coach told ESPN's Joe Schad on Monday.
The Western Kentucky position at the Bowling Green school came open when Willie Taggart left last week for the same role at South Florida.
A source close to Petrino told Schad the coach views Western Kentucky as a program with an excellent administration with vision and a commitment to facilities and other elements necessary to win.
Petrino, 51, was fired by the Razorbacks in April after revelations surfaced after a motorcycle crash that he had hired his mistress to a position in the football department and given her the equivalent of $20,000 in gifts.
Everyone deserves another shot, we suppose. If we have one lasting piece of advice to Petrino, it's this: Stay away from this event next year. Here is the description of what went down this fall:
Fall Finals Biker RALLY & Harley DRAGS returns to Bowling Green September 28th - 30th featuring bike shows, food vendors, live entertainment, bikini contest, beauty contest and more! Guests must be 12 years of age or older.
Just say no, Bobby. Just say no.