Posted January 08, 2014

Louisville hires former coach Bobby Petrino

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Bobby Petrino coached Louisville from 2003 through ’06 before leaving for the Atlanta Falcons. (Garry Jones/AP)

Bobby Petrino is 83-30 in nine seasons as a college football coach at WKU, Louisville and Arkansas.  (Garry Jones/AP)

Louisville hired Western Kentucky coach Bobby Petrino and he will be announced as their new head coach Thursday, reports ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy.

According to the report, Petrino accepted the job, but contract and buyout terms from Western Kentucky had not been finalized.

Petrino went 41-9 in four seasons at Louisville from 2003-06, leading the team to their first ever BCS Bowl game, a victory over Wake Forest in the 2007 Orange Bowl.

He went 8-4 in his first season at Western Kentucky.

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Petrino signed a four-year deal with Western Kentucky in December 2012, which included a base salary of $850,000 and a $1.2 million payment to the school if he left the school.


10 comments
x72
x72

Good hire. I think he's learned his lesson and should turn Louisville into a dynasty. I don't see him taking any other job.

dandogwood
dandogwood

Louisville is better ow with Petrino than with Strong.  Petrino is a way better coach than Strong. Smarter too.

BigBubba
BigBubba

When wins > ethics, everybody loses.  If L-ville is that desperate to win the wrong way, they deserve whatever is coming to them.

Don5
Don5

That's cool, him and Pitino can have "Who is the worse person" contests. 

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

@Heath_Bell_ExperienceProbably because they wanted to see if any of you deep thinkers could come up with some new words to describe him.

6marK6
6marK6

@Don5 They can argue over where the wildest place each had sex with someone other than their wife while they were coaching.