Aug 31, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Western Kentucky Hilltoppers head coach Bobby Petrino leaves the field following the first half against the Kentucky Wildcats at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Bobby Petrino will return to Louisville as head coach, per Pat Forde


According to Pat Forde of Yahoo, what began as just merely a rumor of Bobby Petrino returning to the Louisville Cardinals as head coach has now turned into a reality.

Forde is reporting that Petrino returning is very close to happening.


In the report, it says that Louisville AD Tom Jurich is set to meet with Petrino on Wednesday night to finalize the imminent deal that would start up the second Petrino era in Louisville.

Petrino is currently the head coach at Western Kentucky at the moment, one of the only jobs he could land after he was ousted from Arkansas following a scandal that involved a motorcycle crash with a mistress who worked for the university.

From 2003-2006, Petrino helped put Louisville in the national spotlight, compiling a 41-9 record, and even won a BCS Bowl as Big East Champions .

Louisville is playing with fire with this one, as Petrino doesn’t have the best track record of honesty, to put it lightly. He left Louisville originally to coach the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL, a job in which he quit on the team immediately after a Monday night game, and showed up at a press conference as the new Arkansas coach less than 24 hours later.

 

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