There has been plenty of buzz that the Louisville Cardinals and Bobby Petrino were working on a new deal. On Thursday morning, that buzz turned to official news as the university announced a new contract for the head football coach.
Despite just going 17-9 in his two years and earning consecutive third-place finishes in the division, Petrino was deserving of a seven-year, $30.625 million deal.
Brett McMurphy of ESPN passed along the news.
Louisville’s Bobby Petrino receives new 7-year deal worth $30.625 million, averaging $4.35M/year, sources told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) April 14, 2016
Yes, that’s a bit of a head-scratcher. To be fair to Petrino, however, he does clearly have the Louisville program heading back in the right direction.
With his new deal, Bobby Petrino is now the 10th highest-paid coach in the country.
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