Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino reportedly fired
Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino has been fired, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports college football expert Pat Forde.
On Sunday morning, Forde broke the news that Louisville had decided to terminate Petrino following the Cardinals’ 2-8 record this season. They were also 0-7 in ACC games.
Along with struggles on the field, Louisville battled off the field issues with several players. According to the report, Petrino will not finish out the remainder of the season.
Breaking news story: Louisville fires Bobby Petrino https://t.co/UrMOQYMt31
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) November 11, 2018
Forde is reporting that Petrino has an extremely large buyout, somewhere around the $14 million range. But it appears that the administration is prepared to cut ties with its head coach.
Louisville will likely target Jeff Brohm, currently the head coach at Purdue. Brohm is a former quarterback at Louisville and is considered to be a hometown hero.
Petrino was in his second stint with the Cardinals, previously coaching the program from 2003-2006. In nine total seasons with Louisville, he had a 77-35 record and led his teams to eight bowl games.
Petrino also had head coaching stops at Arkansas and Western Kentucky at the college level.