Bobby Petrino http://wfpl.org en Former Louisville QB Jeff Brohm Replaces Bobby Petrino as Western Kentucky's Coach http://wfpl.org/post/former-louisville-qb-jeff-brohm-replaces-bobby-petrino-western-kentuckys-coach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former standout Louisville Cardinals quarterback Jeff </span>Brohm<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is the new head football coach for the Western Kentucky </span>Hilltoppers<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Brohm, 42, takes over a Hilltoppers team that finished 8-4—including a win over the Kentucky Wildcats—under Bobby Petrino, who was<a href="/post/interactive-timeline-bobby-petrinos-controversial-journey-back-louisville-cardinals"> introduced Thursday as the new head coach at Louisville.</a></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:44:33 +0000 Joseph Lord 8195 at http://wfpl.org Former Louisville QB Jeff Brohm Replaces Bobby Petrino as Western Kentucky's Coach Listen: Louisville Cardinals Fans React to Bobby Petrino's Hiring http://wfpl.org/post/listen-louisville-cardinals-fans-react-bobby-petrinos-hiring <p>Hundreds of Louisville Cardinals fans gathered Thursday afternoon at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.</p><p>They wanted to get a glimpse of UofL's new football coach. The guy who used to be UofL's&nbsp;football coach.</p><p class="c1"><span>I was among the crowd and spoke with some of the Louisville supporters to gauge&nbsp;how they felt about<a href="/post/petrino-introduced-cards-football-coach-says-time-its-destination-job"> the return of Bobby Petrino</a>&nbsp;for</span>&nbsp;this audio postcard.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:58:19 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8188 at http://wfpl.org Listen: Louisville Cardinals Fans React to Bobby Petrino's Hiring Petrino Introduced as Cards' Football Coach, Says This Time, It's a 'Destination Job' http://wfpl.org/post/petrino-introduced-cards-football-coach-says-time-its-destination-job <p>Bobby Petrino&nbsp;says he’s learned from his mistakes and wants to finish his football coaching career at the University of Louisville. &nbsp;</p><p>Petrino was introduced Thursday as the Cards' new coach.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"I want everyone here to know this is my destination job. &nbsp;I can’t wait to get started," he said.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><a href="/post/interactive-timeline-bobby-petrinos-controversial-journey-back-louisville-cardinals">Interactive Timeline: Bobby Petrino's (Controversial) Journey Back to the Louisville Cardinals</a></strong></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:13:59 +0000 Rick Howlett 8182 at http://wfpl.org Petrino Introduced as Cards' Football Coach, Says This Time, It's a 'Destination Job' Interactive Timeline: Bobby Petrino's (Controversial) Journey Back to the Louisville Cardinals http://wfpl.org/post/interactive-timeline-bobby-petrinos-controversial-journey-back-louisville-cardinals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Bobby </span>Petrino<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;will be the Louisville Cardinals' football coach for the second time, the<a href="http://www.gocards.com/ot/bobby.html"> school announced Thursday.</a></span></p><p>Petrino, 52, has the best win percentage of any Louisville Cardinals football coach and led the team to a major postseason victory in the Orange Bowl. He had a 41-9 record during his first tenure with UofL from 2003 to 2006. In all, he has 83 career win and is known for his team's offensive prowess.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:34:34 +0000 Joseph Lord 8174 at http://wfpl.org Interactive Timeline: Bobby Petrino's (Controversial) Journey Back to the Louisville Cardinals University of Louisville Trustee Says Bobby Petrino Hiring a 'Done Deal' http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-trustee-says-bobby-petrino-hiring-done-deal <p>A member of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees says Bobby Petrino has accepted an offer to be the Cardinals next head football coach.</p><p>Jonathan Blue told The Associated Press Wednesday evening that it's a "done deal." Blue says the University of Louisville Athletic Association will meet Thursday morning and barring any unforeseen issues, is expected to approve athletic director Tom Jurich's recommendation to have Petrino replace Charlie Strong, who accepted the Texas job over the weekend.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 03:27:00 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 8179 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Trustee Says Bobby Petrino Hiring a 'Done Deal' Reports: Bobby Petrino Accepts Head Coaching Job at U of L http://wfpl.org/post/reports-bobby-petrino-accepts-head-coaching-job-u-l <p>The University of Louisville is close to hiring a new football coach, and it appears that former Cards coach Bobby Petrino&nbsp;is coming back to town to replace Charlie Strong.</p><p>Petrino interviewed for the opening Tuesday and there are <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources--bobby-petrino-returning-for-second-stint-as-louisville-s-head-coach-174716054.html">media reports</a><a href="http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/10263027/louisville-cardinals-offer-job-bobby-petrino">&nbsp;</a>that he has been offered and will take the job.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:33:42 +0000 Rick Howlett 8170 at http://wfpl.org Reports: Bobby Petrino Accepts Head Coaching Job at U of L Western Kentucky Tops Kentucky Wildcats 35-26 http://wfpl.org/post/western-kentucky-tops-kentucky-wildcats-35-26 <p>In college football, Western Kentucky beat Kentucky 35-26 Saturday night, making coach Bobby Petrino a winner in his debut on the Hilltoppers’ sideline.</p><p>The Hilltoppers also beat their in-state rival for a second straight year, though they didn't need overtime like they did last year in this win over the Southeastern Conference program. They outgained Kentucky 487-419 in total offense and held the ball for 35 minutes.</p><p>The loss ruined Mark Stoops’ head coaching debut at Kentucky.</p><p>Western Kentucky led throughout the game, which was played at LP Field in Nashville.</p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 03:21:50 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 6684 at http://wfpl.org Western Kentucky Tops Kentucky Wildcats 35-26 Controversial Coach Bobby Petrino's Return to Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/controversial-coach-bobby-petrinos-return-kentucky <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jeff </span>Brohm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was a star quarterback for the Louisville Cardinals in the </span>’90s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>These days, he’s the assistant head coach at a school a couple of hours south in Bowling Green—at Western Kentucky University.</p><p>And he sees similarities between UofL then and WKU now.</p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:45:23 +0000 Joseph Lord 6665 at http://wfpl.org Controversial Coach Bobby Petrino's Return to Kentucky Ten Years After I-AA National Title, WKU President Pleased to Step Up in Class http://wfpl.org/post/ten-years-after-i-aa-national-title-wku-president-pleased-step-class <p>Outwardly, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers' 34-14 victory over McNeese State was a cause for big-time celebration for WKU President Gary Ransdell.</p><p>The Toppers won the 2002 Division I-AA national championship.</p><p>Inwardly, the championship stirred another reaction. The playoffs for the I-AA division -- now known as the Football Championship Subdivision -- had cost WKU money. The first-round playoff game drew just 3,300 people to Bowling Green's Smith Stadium. The title game had no payout.</p> Sun, 23 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 3096 at http://wfpl.org Ten Years After I-AA National Title, WKU President Pleased to Step Up in Class Sportswriters Offer Mixed Opinions on Petrino's Move to Western Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/sportswriters-offer-mixed-opinions-petrinos-move-western-kentucky <p>Bobby Petrino is back in the college football coaching ranks, on the familiar turf of Kentucky. The <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/petrino-introduced-new-coach-wku-hilltoppers">newly hired Western Kentucky Hilltoppers</a> coach was already among the sport's most divisive figures before he was fired from the University of Arkansas for misleading administrators about an extramarital affair with a staff member.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:49:09 +0000 Joseph Lord 2911 at http://wfpl.org Sportswriters Offer Mixed Opinions on Petrino's Move to Western Kentucky