On Thursday, Bobby Petrino was officially introduced as the new head coach of the Louisville Cardinals, marking his second stint with the Cards. After spending one year as the head coach of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, Petrino is headed back to an AQ conference and will be the man to lead Louisville into their first year as a member of the ACC in 2014.
Thursday, Western Kentucky athletic director Todd Stewart addressed the departure of Petrino, and was highly classy in doing so.
WKU AD: “Our program benefited greatly from Petrino’s presence, knowledge & leadership. He will do terrific job leading Louisville into ACC”
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 9, 2014
Some are mad at Petrino for leaving another job so abruptly, but the fact of the matter is that he was going to find a larger job sooner or later, and it just so happens that one of his old homes happened to be that landing spot.
He had them competing in the old Big East, though, so it’ll be interesting to see how he can manage this team in the ACC.