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"Our expectations in character and integrity in our employees can be no less than what we expect of our students," Jeff Long said. "No single individual is bigger than the team." If there was one overarching failure that caused Petrino's career to come to this kind of an end, that was it. Not just thinking that he was bigger than the program -- there are a lot of coaches that think the same thing about their programs -- but the fact that Petrino's sense that he was larger than Arkansas turned into a feeling of invincibility and a belief that the rules no longer applied to him. If he ever thought they did to begin with.

Bobby Petrino Fired By Arkansas; Gave Jessica Dorrell $20,000 Gift - Team Speed Kills And thus, the Petrino era at Arkansas comes to a close, though the legal fallout from all of this is likely to be lengthy. No word yet on how Arkansas will deal with the head coaching vacancy in the interim (though at this point logic almost demands they follow the Ohio State "interim coach for a year then go after a big name" model), but what a strange turn of events for a program that was a dark horse SEC/National Title contender a few weeks ago.
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