Bobby Petrino

Local News
12:44 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Former Louisville QB Jeff Brohm Replaces Bobby Petrino as Western Kentucky's Coach

Jeff Brohm with Western Kentucky players.
Credit Western Kentucky athletics

Former standout Louisville Cardinals quarterback Jeff Brohm is the new head football coach for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. 

Brohm, 42, takes over a Hilltoppers team that finished 8-4—including a win over the Kentucky Wildcats—under Bobby Petrino, who was introduced Thursday as the new head coach at Louisville.

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6:58 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Listen: Louisville Cardinals Fans React to Bobby Petrino's Hiring

Bobby Petrino meets Louisville Cardinals fans.
Credit Jacob Ryan/WFPL News

Hundreds of Louisville Cardinals fans gathered Thursday afternoon at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

They wanted to get a glimpse of UofL's new football coach. The guy who used to be UofL's football coach.

I was among the crowd and spoke with some of the Louisville supporters to gauge how they felt about the return of Bobby Petrino for this audio postcard.

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Local News
1:13 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Petrino Introduced as Cards' Football Coach, Says This Time, It's a 'Destination Job'

University of Louisville athletics

Bobby Petrino says he’s learned from his mistakes and wants to finish his football coaching career at the University of Louisville.  

Petrino was introduced Thursday as the Cards' new coach.

"I want everyone here to know this is my destination job.  I can’t wait to get started," he said. 

Interactive Timeline: Bobby Petrino's (Controversial) Journey Back to the Louisville Cardinals

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Local News
10:34 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Interactive Timeline: Bobby Petrino's (Controversial) Journey Back to the Louisville Cardinals

Bobby Petrino
Credit University of Louisville athletics

Bobby Petrino will be the Louisville Cardinals' football coach for the second time, the school announced Thursday.

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.

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Local News
10:27 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

University of Louisville Trustee Says Bobby Petrino Hiring a 'Done Deal'

Western Kentucky University

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.

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.

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Local News
1:33 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Reports: Bobby Petrino Accepts Head Coaching Job at U of L

Western Kentucky University

The University of Louisville is close to hiring a new football coach, and it appears that former Cards coach Bobby Petrino is coming back to town to replace Charlie Strong.

Petrino interviewed for the opening Tuesday and there are media reports that he has been offered and will take the job. 

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Local News
11:21 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Western Kentucky Tops Kentucky Wildcats 35-26

In college football, Western Kentucky beat Kentucky 35-26 Saturday night, making coach Bobby Petrino a winner in his debut on the Hilltoppers’ sideline.

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.

The loss ruined Mark Stoops’ head coaching debut at Kentucky.

Western Kentucky led throughout the game, which was played at LP Field in Nashville.

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Local News
7:45 am
Sat August 31, 2013

Controversial Coach Bobby Petrino's Return to Kentucky

Bobby Petrino and Western Kentucky athletics director Todd Stewart
Credit Clinton Lewis/Western Kentucky University

Jeff Brohm was a star quarterback for the Louisville Cardinals in the ’90s.

These days, he’s the assistant head coach at a school a couple of hours south in Bowling Green—at Western Kentucky University.

And he sees similarities between UofL then and WKU now.

“When I was there, we had a well-known coach who had success winning Super Bowls and national championships in Coach Schnellenberger and a program that, you know, a little bit before I got there almost shut down," Brohm said.

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Local News
9:00 am
Sun December 23, 2012

Ten Years After I-AA National Title, WKU President Pleased to Step Up in Class

The Western Kentucky Hilltopper after winning the 2002 Division 1-AA national championship.
Credit Western Kentucky University

Outwardly, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers' 34-14 victory over McNeese State was a cause for big-time celebration for WKU President Gary Ransdell.

The Toppers won the 2002 Division I-AA national championship.

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.

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Local News
1:49 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Sportswriters Offer Mixed Opinions on Petrino's Move to Western Kentucky

New WKU football coach Bobby Petrino and WKU athletics director Todd Stewart.
Credit Clinton Lewis/Western Kentucky University

Bobby Petrino is back in the college football coaching ranks, on the familiar turf of Kentucky. The newly hired Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 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.

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