Sunday, January 07, 2007

Ken Whisenhunt Not Going to Atlanta? - UPDATE

The Atlanta Falcons have hired Louisville's Bobby Petrino as their head coach.

According to the Falcons' website a press conference will be held on Monday at 2:00 PM (EST) to officially announce the hiring, however in that some posting Falcons owner Arthur Blank is quoted as saying that the hiring of Mr. Petrino represents "an exciting day for the Atlanta Falcons franchise."

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According to a report from Len Pasquarelli at ESPN.com the Atlanta Falcons have identified University of Louisville head football coach Bobby Petrino has their new coach.

Furthermore, the report indicates that the team and Mr. Petrino are "moving toward an agreement."

Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt is still believed to be a candidate in Miami (along with former Steelers offensive coordinator and Georgia Tech head coach Chan Gailey) and Arizona.

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