Report: Louisville to offer Bobby Petrino an extension soon

Don’t look now, but it appears as though head coach Bobby Petrino is going to be leading the Louisville Cardinals football team for the foreseeable future.

According to a report from The Courier-Journal, the University of Louisville Athletic Association approved a proposal that would allow athletics director Tom Jurich to begin contract negotiations for an extension with Petino.

“I just think (Petrino) has done a great job,” Jurich said.

“He’s exceeded all my expectations when we brought him back. I knew he had a difficult proposition in front of him – certainly not from a talent standpoint when he got here, but moving into a new league was a big upgrade for us. Going (9-4) in his first year and 8-5 the second year, I’m very pleased with the direction we’re going, and I think we’re really poised for a great future with him.”

Since returning to Louisville in 2014, Petrino has gone 17-9.

He signed a six-year contract worth $3 million annually when he returned to the Cardinals, but Jurich believes he has done enough to warrant an extension and potential raise.

With plans for a possible facility upgrade in the near future, now is as good of a time as ever to lock in your head coach for the future.

“To me, today is as good a day as there ever could be (to give Petrino an extension),” Jurich said.

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