Arkansas is reportedly vetting a very surprising name for their vacant offensive coordinator position. After a 7-3 loss to Mississippi State in October, the Razorbacks fired Offensive Coordinator Dan Enos, leaving Kenny Guiton to take over play-calling duties. Arkansas finished the 2023 season with a disappointing 4-8 season.
Arkansas Offensive Woes
The Razorbacks had a disappointing 2023 season, finishing with a 4-8 record. Their offense was the source of a lot of disappointment, finishing with 26.8 points per game (11th in the SEC) and 326.5 yards per game (13th in the SEC). Some of that can be attributed to RB Rocket Sanders missing the majority of the season with injury, but a lot of that was bad play-calling. Dan Enos was ousted midway through the season, and the Hogs are now looking for a new OC.
Surprising Name Being Vetted for OC
Head Coach Sam Pittman is looking at a very familiar name to Razorback fans. This surprising candidate has a very infamous history in Fayetteville. Former Head Coach Bobby Petrino is reportedly being vetted to become the next OC for the Hogs, according to Pete Thamel.
Petrino was 26-12 in his previous 3-year stint in Fayetteville, but his…ahem…”extra-curricular” activities are what he is most known for.
In April 2012, Petrino was involved in a motorcycle accident with a staffer whom he had been engaging in an extra-marital affair with. Initially, in an attempt to cover up the incident, Petrino had insisted he was alone on the motorcycle. However, he would later admit the staffer was on the bike with him at the time of the accident. Petrino was subsequently fired and would later move on to coach at Western Kentucky, Louisville…for a 2nd time, Missouri State, and then as the OC at Texas A&M in 2023.