Grady Jackson- It's just bad he quit like that," GradyJackson said Wednesday, a day after Petrino resigned and returned to the college ranks at Arkansas. "That's a sad thing. For him to quit like that, it just shows his true color, like a coward with a yellow stripe down his back. That's how I look at it."
DeAngelo Hall After witnessing Petrino's news conference on television, Hall said he grew angrier and his already frosty feelings toward Petrino grew colder. ".... it's Coach Petrino's loss." Hall added, "If I saw him in the street I wouldn't have anything to say to him. I don't have any respect for him. He turned his back on the organization."
Warrick Dunn- We kept hearing rumors and stuff like that," running back Warrick Dunn said. "It got to the point where guys really didn't care if he left or not. But the way he decided to leave, to me, was just not right."
Safety Lawyer Milloy had a copy of it taped above his locker, with a red "X" through Petrino's words and the player's own assessment written in: "Coward."
"I feel like I've been sleeping with the enemy the past eight months," Milloy said.
hat's what I think brought up the anger, to have him talk about family, about team and about commitment, and then to come in here and have a form letter at your locker," quarterback Joey Harrington said. "That's not how a man acts. That's how a coward acts."
Defensive end Jamal Anderson, the Falcons' first-round pick from Arkansas, was asked what he would tell his alma mater about their new coach.
"One word: Disloyal," Anderson replied.