On Tuesday night, word broke that Western Kentucky head coach Bobby Petrino was interviewed for the Louisville head coaching job, and that he was among three of AD Tom Jurich’s finalists. One day later, it appears that Petrino could be headed back to the Cardinals.
Bobby Petrino has been offered and is expected to become the next Louisville coach per source close to decision
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 8, 2014
Petrino received his head coaching start at Louisville, where he made the Cardinals nationally relevant. He coached the team to a 41-9 overall record before heading to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.
Following one year with Atlanta, Petrino left for Arkansas, where he turned the Razorbacks into a double-digit win team. He was unceremoniously fired from the school for having an inappropriate relationship with a former student-athlete turned employee.
After a year away from the game, Petrino was hired by Western Kentucky in 2013. He coached the Hilltoppers to an 8-4 finish during his first season.
Petrino has an overall record of 83-30 in the college ranks.