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Another goof joins SEC

December 13, 2007 - Neil Rudel

Bobby Petrino's departure from the Atlanta Falcons with three games left in the regular season shouldn't be all that surprising.

This is the same guy who, as coach of Louisville, was talking with Auburn -- even though Auburn had a coach in Tommy Tuberville.

Petrino's selfish act will push him over Nick Saban, who left the Miami Dolphins for Alabama hours after repeatedly saying he wouldn't, as football's biggest laughingstock.

These guys almost make Les Miles, who interrupted his pre-game strategy for the LSU-Tennessee game to call an emergency news conference to reiterate that he's staying at LSU, look stable.

Of course, two weeks after Miles'  message, delivered through clenched teeth, it was reported -- and confirmed by Miles -- that the LSU coach spoke with Michigan several  days later. Miles explained that away by saying he was just speaking as a concerned UM alum. Right.

All that lying that goes on among the league's  high-profile coaches must make it a real treat on the SEC recruiting trail.





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