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Every once in a while it happens. In the midst of all that is wrong, something so right finds its way through.
Arkansas should be utterly embarrassed today at the very thought of Bobby Petrino. And absolutely giddy about Jeff Long.
At one point during Long’s press conference to announce that he, as athletic director at Arkansas, had fired Petrino, I stood up and clapped. In my living room, with my dog staring at me like I’d gone half crazy.
This is what college sports needs, where the madness finally turns and we all get off this ridiculous carousel of pandering and enabling and selling out for winning. Where—I know this will sound foreign to some of you—there are actually consequences for choices.