The stress of running a losing team seems to be getting the best of Idaho Vandals head coach Paul Petrino.
According to a report from the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, others had to restrain Petrino because he went after the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Michael-Shawn Dugar and another reporter.
Petrino allegedly screamed, “If all you’re going to write is negative (expletive) then none of you need to be here! You don’t even know what the (expletive) you’re talking about! Do your (expletive) job!”
The report claims Petrino was shouting at the reporters because he was upset with an article that was previously written about his team.
Dugar wrote on the site that Petrino “turned back and started to move toward me, still angrily shouting expletives about my writing and my professionalism while being physically restrained by one of his assistants, approaching me as if he had plans to do something other than verbally express his concerns.”
It certainly isn’t a good look for the coach. It’s an even worse look when Petrino’s record is a putrid 2-21.
Perhaps rather than worrying about what the media is saying and going after reporters, Petrino should focus on using his practice time to improve his team. Just a though.
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