So...what do you think about disgraced former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino taking over for Joker Phillips at Kentucky?
Yeah, us too.
The beginnings of the silly coaching rumor season kicked off in earnest this week when Phillips was fired after the season ends and Idaho fired their coach on the heels of a 1-8 start.
The Carousel started picking up steam this morning when the Louisville Courier-Journal published a story quoting Petrino's father, Bobby Petrino Sr as saying "I just know this, that he's interested in Kentucky. He wants to stay in the SEC. That was his life's goal was to go to the SEC."
Yeah, no duh. And it doesn't excuse his moronic behavior at Arkansas.
Read the Courier-Journal story RIGHT HERE
This all being said; Yahoo Sports reported Sunday that Kentucky isn't interested.
Quite honestly, we believe that Petrino is interested in the job. BUT....we also believe if he holds out, he can do better.
Sure, his name is mud publicly and he threw his AD at Arkansas and for that matter his team under the bus. But we maintain (though not the entire OSG Sports team) that Petrino is going to get a look at Auburn, a much better job.
Kentucky is hardly a football gem of a job and while Petrino has ties due to his tenure at Louisville. We think, especially in light of Gene Chizik's pending firing, he'll wait, hold out and take the best opportunity available.
That opportunity may end up being Kentucky, but we don't think so.