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When a big-boy school welcomes Bobby Petrino as the new football coach, in a year or two, it can thank Western Kentucky for paving the way. Until then, the Hilltoppers can thank Tennessee, Auburn and Kentucky for being phonies, hypocrites and cowards.
Now that Bobby Petrino is back in the coaching ranks, he wants to make the most of his second chance.
Willie Taggart entered the room to applause, shook hands with his father, hugged his mother and waved to family and friends who turned his introductory news conference into a mini-pep rally.
The University of Iowa athletics department will enhance its oversight of recruiting trips taken by coaches to decrease the risk of NCAA rules violations after an internal audit found some shortcomings, school officials said Friday.
"What it comes down to is that he made a big mistake, and he acknowledges that and he's taken ownership of that," Stewart said. "And he's paid a heavy price for it."
"We hired him because he's an outstanding football coach," athletic director Todd Stewart told reporters Monday at Petrino's introductory news conference.