Can you really go home again? Bobby Petrino might give it a shot
He moved on to the NFL, coaching the Atlanta Falcons for less than a full season before bolting back to the college ranks with Arkansas. He coached the Razorbacks to a 34-17 record in 4 seasons, and they finished 5th in the final AP Poll in his final season, winning the Cotton Bowl over Kansas State. He was later fired for his off-field conduct, which included an affair with a former Arkansas volleyball player.
Now, Petrino is coming off an 8-4 season at Western Kentucky, and his old school Louisville is looking for a new head coach. They've interviewed Petrino for the job, along with 5 other coaches, now that head coach Charlie Strong has accepted the head coaching job at Texas.
Petrino is said to be one of the three finalists for the job, and the others include Stanford DC Derek Mason, Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi, Clemson OC Chad Morris, and Louisville coordinators Shawn Watson and Vance Bedford.
Could Petrino be the one the Cardinals need to continue the upward trajectory? QB Teddy Bridgewater is heading to the NFL, but there's still a lot of potential in Louisville, and Charlie Strong put together an outstanding program that someone like Petrino could definitely work with.
It should be interesting to see if Louisville is willing to give Petrino another shot, after he spurned them for the NFL a few years ago.