LOUISVILLE – It was not a good weekend for the Petrino family.
Rocky Mountain College head coach Jason, Idaho head coach Paul, and Louisville head coach Bobby all lost Saturday. That last result ended up costing the elder Petrino brother his job.
Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra announced Sunday that Louisville had fired Bobby Petrino after the team’s seventh straight loss. Tyra said in a statement that he “did not have the confidence” that Petrino could turn things around next season and that the change “needs to start happening now.”
Petrino was 2-8 in the fifth season of his second stint as the Cardinals head coach. He previously coached them from 2003-06, finishing 41-9 including a win in the 2007 Orange Bowl.
Louisville also fired three of Petrino’s family members Sunday – Bobby’s son, Nick Petrino, and son-in-laws L.D. Scott and Ryan Beard.
The university is expected to pay Petrino his full buyout, which is estimated to be around $14 million. Petrino is 119-56 in his coaching career with stints at Louisville, Arkansas and Western Kentucky.