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Hurtt leaving U of L for NFL

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Louisville Cardinal defensive line coach Clint Hurtt is leaving for the NFL.

The school announced the move Thrusday afternoon.

"I want to thank Tom Jurich, Bobby Petrino, and President James Ramsey for their support during this process," Hurtt said in a released statement. "I truly looked forward to working with Bobby Petrino at Louisville, but I feel this is a great opportunity. Tom is always going to be important to me and my family. He stuck with me through the toughest of times, and I will always appreciate his support for me and my family.

New head coach Bobby Petrino retained Hurtt when he was hired earlier this month. Hurtt is serving a "show cause" penalty from the NCAA because of violations that happened during his time with Miami.

"We wish Clint nothing but the best," Petrino said. "He is a very good young coach and I am sure he will continue to do great things in the NFL."

Hurtt came to Louisville after five years as an assistant coach for the Miami Hurricanes. 

Hurtt's position and team has not yet been officially announced, but several outlets are reporting he will join the Chicago Bears.



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