The text of that letter, which appeared on University of Louisville letterhead, is as follows:

January 4th, 2016

Dear Card Nation:

It's always a great time to be a Cardinal but last week was especially sweet, which is why I want to thank the entire Card Nation for the support you showed us down in Nashville!

Every bowl game is a special experience, but it is even better when our fans completely take over the location like you all did in Music City. Having Nissan Stadium feel like we were back home in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium was tremendous for our staff and team, and bringing home the Franklin American Mortgage Company Music City Bowl trophy was icing on the cake. This was a true team effort and we couldn't have done it without you!

I hope everyone had a great holiday season and will have an even better New Year! We look forward to making 2016 another year of Cardinal Football that will make you proud to be a fan.

Thanks again, and GO CARDS!!!

[Signed]

Bobby Petrino
Head Football Coach

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