Hog fans calling for Bobby Petrino to "Free Willy" have finally gotten their wish. The University confirmed today that defensive coordinator Willy Robinson has been fired.

Coach Petrino issued the following statement.

"I want to thank Willy Robinson for his role in helping our defense, which he leaves in better shape than when he arrived. I have the utmost respect for Willy Robinson as an individual who wants the best for the young men he coaches. I give Willy credit for his part in the building process the last four years and wish him future success

Several names have surfaced as possible replacements, including former Arizona Head Football Coach Mike Stoops, and Packers cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr., who worked for Bobby Petrino at Louisville and the Atlanta Falcons.

So, who would you like to see replace Robinson? Me, I want Mike Stoops! I know it's a long shot, but one can dream.