The dust has settled on Texas A&M’s hiring of offensive coordinator Bobby Petrino, bringing on one of the more polarizing figures in college football to a coaching staff that already has a bit of a checkered past.
Unsurprisingly, everyone has an opinion on this hire, but from a media perspective, the reactions seem to have been surprisingly positive (though that’s far from universal). We compiled several of those reactions below. Enjoy.
The Late Kick with Josh Pate
Some weird logic being thrown around on the Bobby Petrino hire by Texas A&M pic.twitter.com/qpOpd50Zf2— Josh Pate (@LateKickJosh) January 6, 2023
Crain & Company
SportsRadio 610 (Houston)
Bobby Petrino to Texas A&M— Clint Stoerner (@ClintStoerner) January 4, 2023
1) 1 of the best offensive minds in CFB anyway you slice it
2) Veteran play caller that Jimbo will not intimidate or influence
3) A figurehead that will hold players on his side of the ball accountable on the field
The #12thMan should be stoked!!!
That SEC Podcast
Bobby Petrino to Texas A&M checks all the boxes— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) January 4, 2023
☑️He won't be a push over working under Jimbo Fisher
☑️He is clearly motivated to redeem himself at the highest level of CFB
THE NOT SO GOOD
Column: The Disingenuous Drifter is on the move again, to his third job in a month. Bobby Petrino’s still got it, folks. https://t.co/7IhfKGK4Ta— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) January 6, 2023
“Jimbo Fisher finally woke up and realized he may be down to his last swing. He’s going to go down in flames or roll the dice with someone who is, quite frankly, one of the most disliked people in modern football history.”https://t.co/zuCJOOA7yy— Peter Bonilla (email@example.com) (@pebonilla) January 5, 2023