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Good news in the Ville...
Wait! Didn’t Louisville lose its coach to Texas? Didn’t it rehire that guy who left Arkansas under a dark cloud of controversy? The same guy who left the same Cardinals program in the night in 2007?
And doesn't the team have to replace superstar quarterback Teddy Bridgewater?
Though all those things are true, Louisville is still sitting pretty this offseason in a big way.
First up, the Cardinals hired Bobby Petrino, who in nine seasons as a college coach, at three different schools, has only failed to post a winning record once.
Next, while they did lose Bridgewater, they are bringing back eight starters on offense and five to a defense that finished last season ranked No. 2 in scoring.
Best of all, Louisville fled the sinking ship that is the American Athletic Conference (formerly the Big East) and joined the ACC in 2014.
This means if Petrino can repeat his earlier successes, the Cardinals will have a shot at the first College Football Playoff.