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Petrino inks a deal

10:12 AM EDT on Thursday, July 13, 2006
By K. Alison Brotzge

In uncertain times, isn’t it nice to know that you will have a job? Head football coach Bobby Petrino has signed a ten-year contract with the University of Louisville worth an estimated $20.4 million dollars. That figure does not include many incentives offered. For example, if Petrino takes UofL to a BCS Bowl, he will get $200,000.

Petrino also stands to benefit from winning Big East Coach of the Year, when any of his players graduate, and much more.



“Bobby Petrino is one of the finest football coaches in the nation and we feel the future is so bright for this program,” said UofL Director of Athletics, Tom Jurich. “I felt it was important to get him near the top nationally in terms of compensation with some of the top coaches in the country."

Petrino thanked the university and the community of Louisville for its commitment to himself and his family over the past three years. He said this contract is important for recruiting purposes to show players that he will be around to see them graduate.

Last season, Petrino went 9-3 with the Cardinals and quarterback Brian Brohm was named Offensive Player of the Year in the Big East. Over his entire career at the University of Louisville Petrino has a 29-8 record and is widely regarded as one of the top offensive head coaches in the country. After the 2005 season, he was rumored to be in talks for the head coaching position with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders.
 
A guy can't get graduation pay in the NFL. What a cush job. "Hire" enough "tutors" and you can have them all in grad school in 3 years. :rolleyes:
 
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