'Second Chance' for Football Coach Fired for Indiscretions and Lying
- Coaches' Second Chances Often Go Sour
- Critics point to double standards in discipline after Texas coaches' affairs
- A Knight (Commission) Roundtable
- When allegations emerge, colleges should investigate aggressively (essay)
- Football coach-turned-administrator Jim Tressel reflects on athletics and student affairs
It didn't take Bobby Petrino long to get back into coaching. Eight months after the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville fired him as its football coach -- citing the fact that he had hired his mistress to work in the athletics department and then lied about it to his superiors -- Petrino got what his new bosses at Western Kentucky University say is a "second chance." "This is the United States of America, and we're a country of second chances," said the athletics director, Todd Stewart. Oddly, the university's news release about Petrino's hiring focused only on his football exploits.