Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Bobby Petrino is coming back to
Petrino spent four successful seasons as the Cardinals' head football coach
from 2003-06 and will return to the Derby City to replace Charlie Strong, who
left to take the vacancy at Texas.
The 52-year-old Petrino spent the 2013 season as the head coach at Western
Petrino was 41-9 at Louisville, then left to try his hand in the NFL with the
Atlanta Falcons. He resigned just 13 games into the 2007 season and returned
to college with Arkansas.
The Razorbacks were 34-17 during Petrino's tenure, which included an 11-2 mark
in 2011 that culminated with a victory in the Cotton Bowl. However, things
completely unraveled for Petrino the following April when he was fired
following a motorcycle accident that ultimately revealed a relationship with
former Arkansas volleyball player Jessica Dorrell, who was also a member of
the football staff.
After taking a year off from coaching following the dismissal at Arkansas,
Petrino took over at Western Kentucky and went 8-4 in his only season with the
Petrino was also Louisville's offensive coordinator in 1998 and has also been
a collegiate assistant at Carroll College, his alma mater, Weber State, Idaho,
Arizona State, Nevada, Utah State and Auburn. He was also an assistant with
the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars from 1999-2001.
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