With Louisville looking to fill a vacancy at offensive coordinator following the loss of Garick McGee to Illinois this week, one name floated as a possibility to join Bobby Petrino was his brother, Idaho head coach Paul Petrino. According to a report from Football Scoop, though, that will not be happening as Paul Petrino reportedly has turned down an offer to join his brother at Louisville.
The timing of it all seemed to make at least a little bit of sense to be a realistic enough option to consider. Paul Petrino is currently coaching an Idaho program that has been essentially left for dead at the FBS level, while Louisville continues to be a program seemingly trending upward in the power conference world. Idaho was recently informed by the Sun Belt Conference the Vandals will no longer be a part of the conference once their membership contract expires. Idaho is now left considering whether to continue as an FBS independent or drop down to the FCS. Petrino would also likely see a bump in pay had he left Idaho to take on a role as offensive coordinator at Louisville.
So the search continues to fill the role of offensive coordinator at Louisville. The timing of the late coaching change, a result of a late coaching change at Illinois to fire Bill Cubit and hire Lovie Smith, may leave Louisville at a disadvantage at this point in time.