Yahoo Sports is reporting that the hiring of Bobby Petrino at the University of Louisville is “imminent”
According to the report, Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich will meet with Petrino’s agent on Wednesday night to finalize the contract details and the school plans on introducing Petrino on Thursday.
Petrino’s first career head coaching gig was at Louisville, where he went 41-9 over four seasons, helping oversee the school’s transition from Conference USA to the Big East. He left Louisville following the 2006 season to take the head coaching job with the Atlanta Falcons.
Petrino wouldn’t even finish his first full season in Atlanta, leaving after only 13 games to take over at Arkansas. He was fired in April 2012 following a motorcycle accident with Arkansas volleyball player Jessica Dorrell. Dorrell was also Petrino’s mistress, whom he had hired to work as the football program’s student-athlete development coordinator.
Petrino was out of coaching for a year before taking over at Western Kentucky in 2013 and going 8-4 there.