Bobby Petrino resigned as Atlanta Falcons coach on Tuesday and will take the head coaching job at Arkansas, sources told FOXSports.com. He lasted only 13 games with the NFL team.
Petrino called a staff meeting late Tuesday afternoon, a meeting which last about 10 seconds, sources said.
“He just said to us, ‘Guys I’ve resigned, I’m going to Arkansas. I’m sorry. I’ll be talking with you guys in the future.’ And with that he turned and walked out the door. We haven’t been told anything else,” said one assistant coach.
At this point, the assistant coaches have not been told who will be coaching the team going forward.
Petrino did not address the team following his resignation. Players are livid with the way Petrino left the team and several called his handling of the situation “classless.”