Louisville, KY, United States (4E Sports) – Western Kentucky University coach Bobby Petrino is expected to return as head coach of University of Louisville’s football team replacing Charlie Strong.
According to a Yahoo report, Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich plans to meet with Petrino’s agent David Dunn Wednesday evening to finalize the contract.
Petrino was 41-9 and had an Orange Bowl victory in four seasons with Louisville from 2003 to 2006.
He reportedly interviewed for other jobs while at Louisville, which included those from the Atlanata Falcons and Auburn.
Petrino eventually left to coach the Atlanta Falcons in 2007.
He later ditched the Atlanta Falcons with three games left in the season without telling his players in person to take over the coaching chores at Arkansas.
In 2011, Petrino was dismissed by Arkansas for or having an “inappropriate relationship” with a female employee after an investigation on a motorcycle accident revealed was riding with his mistress, who he’d helped get a job at the school.
Petrino was 8-4 in 2013, his only season with Western Kentucky.
For terminating his contract with Western Kentucky, Petrino will owe the school $1.2 million, payable in six equal monthly payments.
In addition, because Petrino will be leaving for another FBS program, he is required to “use his best efforts” to schedule a two-year home-and-home series between Louisville and Western Kentucky with no requirement for a guarantee to be paid by either school.