The new Western Kentucky coach returns to college football after being fired by Arkansas in April for actions stemming from his involvement with a woman in the Razorbacks' athletic department.
How many phone calls did you get with potential job offers?
BOBBY PETRINO: There were a number of calls. Some were about head coaching jobs and some were about offensive coordinator [jobs]. The thing that enticed me so much about this was [Western Kentucky athletic director] Todd Stewart's passion and aggressiveness. We made it happen in a very quick time.
Why Western Kentucky?
BP: It was a family decision. This is a place we're very familiar with. [Petrino was the coach at Louisville from 2003 to '06.] My kids call Kentucky home. I have a daughter who plays golf at Louisville. I sat down with my wife, Becky, and all our children.
Any thought to not coaching this season?
BP: No, I grew up a coach's son. I've always felt that I didn't have just a job; I had a way of life.
What did you learn from the fallout at Arkansas?