But what he did at Arkansas however went well beyond his past lies. His lies combined with a mistress while using his coaching position to give her an advantage as well as $20,000 turned it into a scandal and disgrace for Arkansas. When I first heard about Jessica Dorrell involved in the accident and the initial reports came out, I knew that it was going to unravel into a scandal warranting Petrino's termination just by simply connecting the dots in the reports. I believed before Long's press conference about Petrino's departure that he deserved termination.
He will eventually get another job for the winning records he puts together, but without a doubt he did not deserve a second chance at Arkansas. Sooner or later, he will get a chance from a team willing to get wins over the possibility of a scandal or humiliation for the program.
According to ESPN's "Somebody is going to offer him another coaching gig. A good one, too, either as an NFL assistant or college head coach. The reason is obvious. Of all the eternal truths in sports, none is more dependable than this one: If you can win games, you can find a job."
How soon will he be back? It will have to be enough time for his critics and detractors to calm down and forget about it some as well as time for Petrino to get his life in order, but he will always have those against him. He seems to gather more and more opposition with each coaching job.