68°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Fri
86°
71°
50%
Sat
85°
69°
60%
Sun
86°
69°
60%
Follow our weather team on social media

Petrino headed back to Louisville

1 year ago January 09, 2014 Jan 9, 2014 Thursday, January 09 2014 Thursday, January 09, 2014 9:27:41 AM EST in Sports
Source: AP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - 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.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
68°
68°
Fri
PM T-Storms
86°
71°
Sat
PM T-Storms
85°
69°
Sun
PM T-Storms
86°
69°
Mon
Scattered T-Storms
84°
70°