Louisville hiring Bobby Petrino; Mike Zimmer has to be happy


Nov 9, 2013; West Point, NY, USA; Western Kentucky Hilltoppers head coach Bobby Petrino talks with his team during the second half against the Army Black Knights at Michie Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

The Louisville Cardinals are set to hire Bobby Petrino to be their next head coach after he spent the previous year coaching the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

That has to make Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Coordinator Mike Zimmer happy. While coaching under Petrino with the Atlanta Falcons, the team went 4-12, and Petrino resigned with three games left to take the job with the Arkansas Razorbacks.

That led Zimmer to share some rather “colorful” thoughts when asked about Petrino in an interview with Cincinnati.com:

"“He is a coward. Put that in quotes. He ruined a bunch of people’s lives, a bunch of people’s families, kids, because he didn’t have enough nuts to stay there and finish the job. That’s the truth.”“He came in and said he resigned, he would talk to us all at a later date, walked out of the office and no one has ever talked to him since. Not that anybody wanted to.“He’s a gutless b—–d. Quote that. I don’t give a s—.”"

The fact that Bobby Petrino can be a head coach and Mike Zimmer is…surprising to say the least.

As Al Davis once said, just win baby! Nothing else seems to matter when that’s the case.

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