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Is Coach Bobby Petrino headed back to Louisville?

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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, 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.



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