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Bobby Petrino Hired At Western Kentucky

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Bobby Petrino will be introduced as the new football coach at Western Kentucky Monday afternoon.

Petrino lost his job as coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks in April after it was discovered that he had lied about having an affair with member of the athletic department.

Petrino has also been a head coach at the University of Louisville and the Atlanta Falcons.

Petrino's falling out with Arkansas athletics which began with a motorcycle crash last spring. He originally told his supervisors that he was alone at the time of the crash, but the university learned that a 25 year old athletic department employee was involved in the crash. More details of an inappropriate relationship between Petrino and the employee came to the surface, which led to the schools decision to fire the coach.

WKU has gone 7-5 each of the last two seasons. The Hilltoppers will play Central Michigan this month in the Little Caesars Bowl in Detroit, MI

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