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Bobby Petrino to become Texas A&M offensive coordinator

Missouri State Bears head coach Bobby Petrino during the bears win on the Western Illinois Leathernecks at Plaster Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.

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Bobby Petrino is on the verge of being hired as offensive coordinator at Texas A&M, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Petrino was hired as UNLV’s offensive coordinator on Dec. 15 but is apparently leaving for an SEC gig less than three weeks later.

Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher is looking to pump up an offense that ranked 101st in scoring (22.8 points per game) and 93rd in total offense (360.8 yards per game) in 2022. Texas A&M (5-7) scored 20 or fewer points on five occasions.

Petrino, 61, spent the past three seasons as head coach of FCS program Missouri State and had an 18-15 record.

Petrino served 14 seasons as a head coach at the FBS level and went 119-56. He served two stints at Louisville (2003-06 and 2014-18) and also coached Arkansas (2008-11) and Western Kentucky (2013).

Petrino went 21-5 over his last two seasons at Arkansas but a motorcycle accident in the spring of 2012 led to his dismissal.

An injured Petrino initially said he was the only person on the motorcycle but less than a week later, it was revealed athletic department staff member Jessica Dorrell — who had recently been hired by Petrino — was also aboard.

Petrino admitted to the extramarital affair a few days later and was fired 13 days after the accident.

Petrino also coached the Atlanta Falcons in 2007 but quit with three games remaining and the team saddled with a 3-10 record to take the Arkansas gig. His players learned of his resignation via notes he left at their lockers.

–Field Level Media