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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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Local News
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
1:19 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Strong Introduced as New University of Texas Football Coach

University of Texas

The University of Texas has formally introduced Charlie Strong has the Longhorns’ new football coach.

Strong took the job after four years at the University of Louisville.

"This is the best of the best," Strong said at a Monday press conference in Austin.   "We always think about the one percent of one percent, this is the top of the line.    When you have an opportunity to go to the best, you’ve got to put your name in and just see where it’s going to take you."

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Local News
12:06 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Up Front TV: Louisville Cardinals' Tom Jurich on How to Build an Elite College Athletics Program

Tom Jurich
Credit Upfront with Jonathan Bastian

With all the chatter about Charlie Strong leaving the University of Louisville football program for the University of Texas, athletic director Tom Jurich is back in the hot seat: Who to hire as the next Louisville Cardinals football coach? How will the program handle switching to the ACC under new leadership?

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Local News
1:54 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Tom Jurich Launches 'Wide Open' Search For New Louisville Cardinals Football Coach

Tom Jurich
Credit gocards.com

University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich says he’ll work as quickly as possible to find a replacement for outgoing football coach Charlie Strong.

Strong is leaving U of L after four seasons to become the head coach at Texas.    

Without mentioning names,  Jurich said Sunday he has a short list of candidates in mind, but the search is “wide open.”

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Local News
12:27 am
Sun January 5, 2014

AP: Strong Tells U of L He's Taking Texas Longhorns Job

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The University of Louisville says football coach Charlie Strong has informed Cardinals athletic director Tom Jurich that he is leaving for Texas.

Strong, who was 37-15 with the Cardinals in four seasons, including 3-1 in bowl games, will replace Mack Brown.

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