Falcons Confirm Petrino's Resignation

The Atlanta Falcons have confirmed the resignation of Bobby Petrino as their coach and have scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference for Wednesday.

It's not immediately clear who will succeed Petrino for the Falcons' final three games of the season. The top candidates appear to be offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, a former Washington Redskins assistant coach, and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. The Falcons face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

It is the first NFL's first head coaching move this season after the 32 teams made a total of 17 head coaching switches over the last two offseasons.

By Mark Maske |  December 11, 2007; 7:19 PM ET  | Category:  Falcons
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