Don't feel too sorry for Petrino. He's owed a $14 million buyout.
Allegiant Air is adding a new nonstop flight from New Orleans to Louisville, Kentucky. The route will launch in February 2019. Allegiant, a low-cost airline that offers flights from regional airports to vacation destinations, will operate twice-weekly flights between Louis Armstrong International Airport and Louisville International Airport, according to a news release. The airline currently offers flights to seven cities from New Orleans. Louisville will be its eighth destination. More recently, Allegiant has been paring back its offerings from the city, cutting two nonstops to St. Petersburg, Florida, and Sanford, Florida, in May. The airline also canceled its nonstop from New Orleans to Jacksonville,
Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde & Pete Thamel react to the news of Bobby Petrino's firing, plus other reactions from Week 11 of the college football season.
Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville interim football coach Lorenzo Ward said he is focused solely on salvaging the Cardinals' final two games rather than whether he will have the head-coaching job permanently. It's unclear who will be Louisville's next head coach, whether it's Ward or perhaps Purdue's Jeff Brohm, a former Cardinals quarterback who has been mentioned as a possible candidate. It's a challenge for Ward either way: Whether he gets the job is not within his control, and ending the Cardinals' seven-game slide won't be easy against NC State on Saturday. "We're going through tough times," Ward said Monday in his first news conference as interim coach. "They're used to winning.
LOUISVILLE, KY — Louisville Cardinals head football coach Bobby Petrino has reportedly been fired, effective immediately. Petrino was fired Sunday morning amid a 2-8 season, media outlets reported. The team has lost seven games in a row and hasn't won a single game in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season. The Cardinals were also blown out five times this season, giving up at least 50 points in each contest. The school announced Petrino had been dismissed in a statement from athletic director Vince Tyra, who said he "did not have the confidence" that Petrino would be able to turn things around next season. The new coach will be selected to restore the football program to "national prominence,"