Longtime Falcons assistant Thomas to lead team to season's end
ATLANTA -- Longtime assistant coach and former player Emmitt Thomas, who has served as the Atlanta Falcons' secondary coach since 2002, has been named interim head coach for the final three games of the season.
It is believed that Falcons executives, who huddled for several hours Tuesday night in the wake of the resignation of coach Bobby Petrino, also considered offensive coordinator Hue Jackson and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer for the position.
Thomas, 64, has ...
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PETRINO LEAVES FALCONS
Bobby Petrino resigned after just 13 games as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons and took the head coach job at the University of Arkansas. Reaction was swift ... and sharp.
News• Blank composed, but upset by Petrino
• Thomas named interim head coach
• Arkansas says Herring will coach bowl game
• Petrino resigns, goes to Arkansas
Reaction• What they're saying
• Pasquarelli: Are "rookie" NFL head coaches worth the risk?
• Pasquarelli: Passing on the old college try?
• Forde: It's buyer beware for Razorback Nation
• Pasquarelli: Petrino the nomad
• Chadiha: Blank can only blame himself
Video• Blank disappointed
• Salisbury: Petrino's a fraud
• Forde: No surprise
• Mortensen: Petrino's head is in college
• DeAngelo Hall reacts
• Petrino resigns