LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Other than grayer hair and a few wrinkles, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino doesn't look much different from his first go-round with the Cardinals.
The 53-year-old quickly notes that he has changed in other ways. Humbled by an off-field incident resulting in his firing at Arkansas in April 2012, he understands that second chances don't come easy or often and feels "fortunate" to get one at the school where Petrino began his head coaching career.
One constant is Petrino's offensive expertise, which is why he's eager to begin his sequel with Louisville as it enters the Atlantic Coast Conference. Hired in January to replace Charlie Strong, Petrino wants to continue the Cardinals' success with the same high-powered philosophy that put them on the map.
Louisville opens Sept. 1 against Miami.