As reported earlier today, it appears all systems are go for Bobby Petrino‘s return to the sidelines at Louisville. The former Cardinals coach is expected to be announced as the new head coach of Louisville, succeeding Charlie Strong. Judging by the timing of a memo sent out by Louisville Wednesday evening, that re-introduction of Petrino could be happening Thursday morning.
Louisville’s athletic department sent out a media memo Wednesday announcing a meeting for the university’s Personnel Committee of the athletic department. the special meeting will take place in the athletic director’s suite of the football stadium, with a press conference scheduled roughly a half hour later.
Of course, this does not mean Petrino will definitely be introduced to the media Thursday morning, but it would make sense given the reports suggesting the reunion is all but certain to happen. If nothing else, we should at least get some statement from Louisville AD Tom Jurich on where the search stands.
Louisville and Penn State are the last two schools looking to fill head coaching vacancies. Penn State is expected to make a decision made in the coming days as well.