Former Razorback head football coach Bobby Petrino is in talks to return to the program as the new offensive coordinator for head coach Sam Pittman, according to multiple reports.
ESPN senior writer Chris Low on Tuesday posted a message stating that Petrino has agreed to accept the position, though terms of the deal are still being finalized.
Petrino coached Arkansas from 2008-2012. He won 11 and 10 games his final two years with the Razorbacks before being fired in 2012 after a motorcycle accident and the resulting fallout revealed the coach was having an affair with a subordinate he hired and had lied to then-athletic director Jeff Long about the relationship and the incident.
Petrino was most recently the offensive coordinator for Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M before Fisher was fired earlier this month. He has also served as the head coach at Western Kentucky, Louisville, and Missouri State since he last coached at Arkansas.
Petrino would replace Dan Enos, who was fired from the position after his second stint as offensive coordinator at Arkansas back in October. Wide receivers coach Kenny Guiton handled the play calling duties on an interim basis to finish out the season for the Hogs.
ESPN reporter Pete Thamel reported earlier Tuesday that Petrino was being vetted for the position.
Low later wrote that an official announcement is expected soon, and Petrino could be on campus as soon as Wednesday.