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U of L fans react to news surrounding new football coach

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---It's a campus divided at U of L, as word continues to spread that former football coach Bobby Petrino, is heading back to coach the Cards.

"I've heard a lot of people actually being really excited about it. Some negative things, but pretty excited," says Courtney McGraw, a U of L student.

"Like, the Petrino era made me start watching football. I came here and was all about soccer, being a European. We were winning, so I got interested in it," says Andrej Ajanovic, a U of L student.

Shortly after it was announced Charlie Strong was heading to Texas, a banner went up on campus by students. It encouraged the university to bring Bobby Petrino back.

"A lot of my friends from here thought he was great in the past and just his win record is a big deal here and I think he can come back and win games," says Stephen McComas, a U of L student.

However, not all fans have gotten over Petrino previously leaving the University, at the same time he was asking for contract extensions.

He was later fired from Arkansas, shortly after a motorcycle crash with a female football staffer, who it was later revealed he had an affair with.

"There's some bad things about him, the scandal things, but I think he can come back and do great things," says Stephen McComas.

On social media, our WDRB Facebook and Twitter followers are sounding off.

Devon says "Everyone makes mistakes and deserves another chance. It's not our place to judge others transgressions but we'll see if he's truly changed".

Scott says "It was nice renting him at WKU this year. Enjoy U of L".

Dean says "Petrino is the right man for the job. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt".

But not all fans agree. Terry says "Bad for Louisville".

It seems fans are divided when it comes to Bobby Petrino coming back.

"Not really my opinions but they're just saying he's not a person of integrity and he's lied before. He's left before. Is he going to leave again when he wins if he gets another opportunity? But I feel like he's kinda gone through the ringer and been everywhere and there's a bigger chance of him staying, at least this time," says Andrej Ajanovic.

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