Bobby Petrino: Buyout figure as Louisville head coach set at $10 million

Aug 31, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Western Kentucky Hilltoppers head coach Bobby Petrino on the sidelines during the second half against the Kentucky Wildcats at LP Field. Western Kentucky won 35-26. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Bobby Petrino was officially announced as the new head coach of the Louisville Cardinals on Thursday, his second stint in the position, following up a job he manned from 2003-2006, before he bolted to become the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons–before bolting that before the first season ever ended to take over at Arkansas.

Yes, as we all know about Mr. Petrino, he has a history of leaving jobs abruptly and not in the most professional manner, something that he did to Louisville, making it so surprising that the school brought him back.

So, the main question the last few days was what exactly would be the buyout figure set in his contract that might help prevent him from taking off after this year if, say, the Florida job were to open up, just to throw an example out there.

Well that was addressed by Petrino himself during the presser and as expected it’s a pretty hefty fee for the embattled coach to pack his bags and leave soon.

Better safe than sorry, Louisville.

Topics: Bobby Petrino, Football, Louisville Cardinals

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