Bobby Petrino offered coaching job

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by Associated Press, WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 9 at 10:58 AM

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The list of the replacement for former UofL Football Coach Charlie Strong grows shorter as the week progresses and WHAS11 can report Bobby Petrino was offered the job.

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A person familiar with the situation says Western Kentucky coach Bobby Petrino has interviewed with Louisville for its opening. WHAS11 learned Wednesday that Bobby Petrino has been offered and is expected to become the next Louisville coach.

The former Arkansas coach met Tuesday with Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich, who is seeking a replacement for Charlie Strong after he took the Texas job over the weekend.

An announcement on Strong's successor could come as early as Thursday morning, when the University of Louisville Athletic Association is scheduled to meet to review Jurich's recommendation for the position.

Bobby Petrino coached the Cardinals from 2003 to 2007.

The Associated Press contributed to the story.


 

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