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Louisville hires Bobby Petrino

Updated: January 10, 2014, 5:47 AM ET
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Bobby Petrino is "home" again, signing a seven-year contract for a second stint as coach at Louisville.

Petrino led Western Kentucky to an 8-4 record this season, his first at the school. He was 41-9 with the Cardinals from 2003 to 2006 and succeeds Charlie Strong, who left after four seasons to accept the Texas job.

"It's great to get the opportunity to come back here," Petrino said during a news conference Thursday. "This is our home."

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