Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. College Sports

Is Coach Bobby Petrino headed back to Louisville?

See also

It looks like Bobby Petrino will receive a second opportunity to coach at one of his previous stops. Unfortunately for many Petrino lovers in Razorback Nation, he won’t be returning to coach in Fayetteville.

According to ESPN.com, the current head coach at Western Kentucky has been offered the Louisville Cardinal head coaching position. The job became open last week when former head coach Charlie Strong left to take the same position with the Texas Longhorns.

Petrino, who led the Cardinals to a 41-9 record from 2003-2006, is expected accept the offer and return to the school that he led their first BCS bowl win in the 2006 Orange Bowl. The Cardinals finished that season with a 12-1 record prior to him leaving for the NFL to coach the Atlanta Falcons.

Petrino left the Falcons before finishing a full season with the team and returned to college to coach the Arkansas Razorbacks after Houston Nutt was run out of Fayetteville. He was eventually fired after lying to Razorback Athletic Director Jeff Long about the details of a motorcycle accident that involved him and an employee that he was having an affair with.

If Petrino accepts the offer from Louisville, he will leave Western Kentucky after only one season with the team. The Hilltoppers, who play in the Sun Belt Conference, finished the 2013 season with an 8-4 record.

Advertisement

Sports

  • David Price rumors
    Should the bottom-dwelling Tampa Bay Rays trade or keep pitching ace David Price?
    Video
    MLB Rumors
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has Alzheimer's disease, will step down
    NFL News
  • Sam responds to Dungy
    Michael Sam has the perfect response to Tony Dungy's controversial comments
    NFL News
  • Bella wardrobe malfunction
    Sexy diva Nikki Bella suffers wardrobe malfunction during WWE show
    Fight Sports
  • LeBron gives cupcakes
    LeBron James sends cupcakes to neighbors after press overtakes neighborhood
    Food & Drink