Former Louisville, Arkansas and Atlanta Falcons coach Bobby Petrino was introduced Monday as Western Kentucky's head football coach at Houchens-Smith Stadium.
Petrino replaces former coach Willie Taggart, who left the program Friday to become the head coach at the University of South Florida.
Fired in April from the University of Arkansas, Petrino comes to Bowling Green with a history of winning and off-the-field indiscretion. In Fayetteville, Ark., this spring, Petrino was fired after being involved in a motorcycle accident that led to the discovery he was having an affair with an employee of the school.
In December of 2007 Petrino left the Atlanta Falcons 13 games into his one and only season to take job at Arkansas, leaving the club after a 3-10 start to a 16-game schedule. He had agreed to a five-year, $24 million contract in Atlanta.
Before Atlanta, Petrino coached the University of Louisville where he went 12-1 and won the Orange Bowl in 2006. He was 41-9 in four years while coaching the Cardinals.
Petrino is 75-26 in two his two stints at Louisville and Arkansas. He has also held positions at Carroll, Weber State, Idaho, Arizona State, Nevada, Utah State, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Auburn.
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