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Major College Football Coach Has Been Fired

Bobby Petrino is introduced as Louisville's next head coach.

LOUISVILLE, KY - JANUARY 09: Bobby Petrino talks to the media after being introduced as the head coach of the University of Louisville at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on January 9, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Louisville has reportedly made a decision on head coach Bobby Petrino following the Cardinals' blowout loss to Syracuse this weekend.

Petrino, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports college football insider Pat Forde, has been fired as the head coach of the Louisville football program.

"Breaking: Louisville has fired Bobby Petrino, effective immediately," he reports.

News of Petrino's firing doesn't come as too much of a surprise, as he was believed to be on the hot seat for much of the 2018 season.

The Cardinals had some success under Petrino in recent seasons, but are 2-8 on the year and primed for a 2-10 finish.

Here's more on the firing, from Yahoo! Sports:

Petrino was terminated Sunday morning and will not coach the rest of the season. The Cardinals are 2-8, have lost seven in a row and are winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Petrino has a large buyout, estimated in the $14 million range. But the fan base has bailed on Petrino and set its sights on hometown hero Jeff Brohm, currently the coach at Purdue.

Petrino, once considered one of the offensive innovators in the sport, has struggled badly since 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson left after last season. The Cardinals’ offensive struggles have been compounded by a defensive collapse late inthe season. Louisville has surrendered more than 50 points five times, including three games in a row.

Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm is considered by most to be the top candidate for the job, though it's unclear if he'll take it.

Stay tuned.