Louisville announces it has hired Petrino as coach

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by Associated Press/News release

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 10 at 12:47 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville has hired Bobby Petrino for a second stint as the Cardinals' football coach.
 
   The school made the announcement Thursday morning on its website after a unanimous vote by the school's athletic association. Petrino returns to the Cardinals after leading them to a 41-9 record from 2003-06. He replaces Charlie Strong, who left last weekend to accept the Texas job.
 
   Petrino takes over a Cardinal program coming off a 12-1 finish and gearing up to join the Atlantic Coast Conference next season. He is 83-30 lifetime as a college coach and comes to Louisville after guiding Western Kentucky to an 8-4 finish in his only season with the Hilltoppers.
 
   WKU athletic director Todd Stewart said in a statement that the Cardinals "made a tremendous hire" and wished Petrino and his family well.

Western Kentucky University hasn't officially announced their new coach yet but all signs point to Jeff Brohm, a former UofL player.

But WKU Athletic Director Todd Stewart did release this statement on Jan. 9:

"President Ramsey, Tom Jurich and the University of Louisville have made a tremendous hire, and I wish Bobby, Becky and the Petrino family much success and happiness in Louisville...Our program benefited greatly from his presence, knowledge and leadership. He will do a terrific job leading the Louisville football program as they move into the Atlantic Coast Conference, and I am also confident he will take an already outstanding program to even loftier heights."

 

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