Petrino reportedly interviews for Louisville job, one of three finalists

WKU head coach Bobby Petrino lowers his head after a play. WKU lost 52-20 against Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

Elliott Pratt

Multiple reports have emerged that WKU football coach Bobby Petrino interviewed with University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich Tuesday regarding the vacant head coaching position for the Cardinals. 

ESPN’s college football insider, Brett McMurphy, and WAVE-TV in Louisville reported that Petrino interviewed with Jurich and is among three finalists for the job. The other two finalists have not been released. 

An email from a booster at Louisville notes that an athletics board meeting has been called for Thursday morning. 

Other reports also indicate that WKU assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm met with athletic director Todd Stewart Tuesday. Brohm is expected to step in as the next head coach of the Hilltoppers in the event Petrino leaves. 

Petrino’s father, Bobby Sr., told the Louisville Courier-Journal on Monday that his son would like another shot at coaching the Cardinals. 

Petrino and the Hilltopper’s recorded a school-best eight win season (8-4), but missed a bowl game in 2013. 

The Herald will report more information as it arises regarding the WKU football program.