Blank composed, but upset by Petrino's departure
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons Owner Arthur Blank said on Wednesday he felt betrayed by Bobby Petrino's shocking decision to resign midseason to take a job coaching the University of Arkansas.
Petrino's resignation on Tuesday came one day after the Falcons lost to the New Orleans Saints 34-14 and quarterback Michael Vick was sentenced in federal court to 23 months in prison for taking part in an illegal dogfighting ring.
"I do feel a sense of betrayal, a sense of trust lost ...
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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