Bobby Petrino is interviewing with Western Kentucky on Monday, SB Nation's Steven Godfrey confirmed. The news of Petrino on WKU's campus was first reported by Hilltoppers beat writer Chad Bishop. Petrino could be a head coaching candidate for the Hilltoppers, who recently lost Willie Taggart to South Florida.
Western Kentucky president Gary A. Ransdell is in China until Thursday and would need to sign off on any coaching hires, Godfrey reports via a source.
If he were to get the Western Kentucky job, he would be inheriting a program that went 7-5 in 2011 and 2012. The Hilltoppers earned a berth in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl this year.
Petrino was the head coach at Arkansas from 2008 to 2011 and compiled a 34-17 record, taking the Razorbacks to three bowl games in the process. He was dismissed in April of 2012 after it was discovered Petrino had been lying about an affair with employee and former Razorbacks volleyball player Jessica Dorrell.
Prior to taking the Arkansas job, Petrino had a brief stint as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, and before that, he spent four seasons as head coach of the Louisville Cardinals. He is 75-26 in eight seasons as a college head coach.
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