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Petrino watch: Louisville announces press conference for Thursday morning

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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.

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13 Responses to “Petrino watch: Louisville announces press conference for Thursday morning”
  1. normtide says: Jan 8, 2014 9:16 PM

    Even after all the scandals, the man can coach. He is an offensive guru, and gets the most from his players. I’m sure their will be a morals clause in his contract. Also, he is much less likely to be poached, which is a concern for UL regardless who the coach is. Louisville has made great strides under Strong. I only wish they kept the rivalry with Cincinnati, Tubberville hired Petrino as his OC at Auburn, and later was almost secretly replaced by him. Would be a great narrative.

  2. pdcooper08 says: Jan 8, 2014 9:40 PM

    I agree with that. I’d also think UL would have some pretty serious clauses in his contract with regards to uping and leaving the next few years. I bet they lock him down and make it damn near impossible to get out. Maybe that will keep him in town for a few years until the next big SEC job opens up.

  3. mrlaloosh says: Jan 8, 2014 9:47 PM

    Assclown going full circle. Can Louisville really be that desperate?

  4. jackericsson says: Jan 8, 2014 10:10 PM

    It wasn’t that long ago that colleges built character, and not hired them.

  5. muleski says: Jan 8, 2014 10:15 PM

    Petrino is being given a giant gift to redeem himself, reestablish his credibility, and in effect reinvent himself as a public figure. Hopefully he’s getting good advice, and will in fact show a great deal of appreciation {and loyalty} by sticking around for a nice, fairly long run. If it all works out, it will be a great story. He can recruit, both players and staff, and he sure can coach. He has to demonstrate that he now grasps that it is NOT all about him, and that his actions will always come with consequences. I bet that he’ll pull it off. He may be a changed guy….and he’s one hell of a coach. I doubt if we’ll see another 23 year old girlfriend in the picture. Good luck to UL.

  6. speweey says: Jan 8, 2014 10:39 PM

    Rick Pitino.

    Cheated on his wife with his equipment manager’s wife.

    Paid for her abortion.

    National Champions.

  7. speweey says: Jan 8, 2014 10:39 PM

    Rick Pitino.

    Cheated on his wife with his equipment manager’s wife.

    Paid for her abortion.

    National Champions..

  8. normtide says: Jan 8, 2014 11:03 PM

    There is a long list of sports figures that have had major scandals, if they can games going forward, all of forgiven. Kobe Bryant comes to mind.

  9. vols84 says: Jan 9, 2014 12:15 AM

    Rick Pitino.

    Cheated on his wife with his equipment manager’s wife.

    Paid for her abortion.

    National Champions..

    A post so nice, why not post it 3 times?

  10. bill2018 says: Jan 9, 2014 6:21 AM

    If the man even hints at “high expectations” for his players, I will puke! He has lost all credibility and trust.. Bad hire looserville.

  11. bill2018 says: Jan 9, 2014 6:24 AM

    Even he even hints towards “higher standards” for his players I will puke. He has lost all credibility, respect, and trust from every place he has been. Bad hire looserville. You are selling your soul for some wins.

  12. wabbitslayer says: Jan 9, 2014 6:59 AM

    Putting aside the issue of the man’s actual character, the perception of his character is that it’s absolutely awful. He obviously can coach very well…but how well can he recruit given his past? How many mommas out there are going to want to have this man come to their house and tell them what sort of man he wants to turn their boy into? How many HS seniors are going to want to go to a situation where the HC has a proven record of up-and-leaving on the spur-of the moment?

    He is a great on-the-sidelines and in-the-locker-room talent, without doubt. But what sort of players is he going to be able to get?

  13. waynefontes says: Jan 9, 2014 9:19 AM

    “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”

    Then again, if Louisville dominates their share of the ACC – I guess it’s all worth it to Tom Jurich.

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