Surprised no one has posted on this. Coach Petrino wrecks his motorcycle, has a press conference, tells everyone he is OK. Tells his boss and the world that he was spending the day at the lake with his family and riding alone.
In reality: Coach was cruising with a 25 year old blonde former volleyball player. He had just hired her to a 55k/year position with the football team a week or so ago. She's engaged to a staff member for the swim program. After the crash he declines to call 9/11, instead calls his state trooper buddy to pick him up, drop her off on her car, and take him to the ER like nothing happened. Now he is suspended while the AD takes a long look at the situation.
Does anyone see how this ends anywhere but with Petrino out, despite the winning? This wasn't just any random Arkie girl. He hired his mistress, and let's not forget that Arkie football is not a private company. All of those jobs are state jobs with incredibly strict hiring procedures and rules. Every single other woman in that office who gets passed up for a promotion or who applied for that job (if it was even posted) gets to go to court and say "everyone knew what you had to do around the AD to move up in the world."
They can't fire her...they can't let go of her fiance...without opening themselves up to a media firestorm and world of lawsuit hurt. And there's no way in hell either one of those two can stick around while Bobby P. is still working and in a position of power in the AD. The only way would be to give both of them a big payday on their way out the door as a "mutual" decision, but again, this is a state school. You can't just pay people off to keep their mouths shut with state money.
I don't see how this ends well for Bobby P.