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LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Louisville fires head coach Bobby Petrino with team 2-8

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Louisville fires head coach Bobby Petrino with team 2-8

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Louisville has fired Coach Bobby Petrino with two games left in a spiraling season that includes five blowout losses in which the Cardinals allowed at least 50 points.

The school announced Petrino’s dismissal Sunday morning with statement from athletic director Vince Tyra, who said he “did not have the confidence” the coach could turn things around next season. The change “needs to start happening now.” Tyra said a new head coach would be chosen soon to “restore our football program to national prominence.”

A news conference was scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

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