As of Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, Bobby Petrino was said to be one of three finalists for the football head coaching vacancy at Louisville. Yahoo Sports is now reporting that there is already a deal in place to bring Petrino back to Louisville, and he will soon be introduced as the new (old) head coach.
Multiple sources are said to have confirmed that the school will announce Bobby Petrino as the new head football coach on Thursday. This comes just about a week since former coach Charlie Strong left to take the head coaching job at the University of Texas.
The Louisville Athletic Association personnel committee called a meeting for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday to discuss the move. At this point, the committee is expected to approve the contract put forth for Petino and Louisville will then introduce him.
Petrino left Louisville back in 2007 when he went to coach the Atlanta Falcons, but that didn't last long. He then went to Arkansas from 2008-2011, but a scandal had him heading to Western Kentucky, where he is currently the coach.
During his first stint at Louisville, Bobby Petrino racked up a record of 41-9.
Since Petrino was fired at Arkansas, the Razorbacks have gone just 7-17, and the football program is faltering.
A number of others were interviewed for the job at Louisville, but it appears as if Petrino's recent success at Western Kentucky has impressed athletic director Tom Jurich.