Bobby Petrino: 5 Most Likely Replacements as Arkansas Football Coach

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Bobby Petrino: 5 Most Likely Replacements as Arkansas Football Coach
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With Tuesday's news that Bobby Petrino is out as the head football coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks, the search for a replacement is on.

Petrino was fired according because he "negatively and adversely affected the reputation of the University of Arkansas and our football program," according to athletic director Jeff Long in a statement reported by ESPN.

Petrino served as the head coach of the Razorbacks for four years, improving the team's record every year of his tenure.

With Petrino gone, Arkansas must now scramble to find a head coach that can take over right away and limit any damage that the firing may bring about in terms of recruiting. Arkansas is an attractive landing spot for coaches as the program has been strong in recent years and there is a commitment to football common to the SEC.

With plenty of candidates who would be happy to land the head coaching job in Arkansas, here are the five most likely candidates to replace Petrino.

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