Bobby Petrino addressed the coaching vacancy at LSU at his first opportunity, the Monday afternoon press conference for University of Louisville football:
“I’m not interested in going anywhere. I’m very fortunate to be the head coach here at the University of Louisville, very happy about that, very glad I have the support of our athletic director Tom Jurich. We were able to sit down last year and do a new contract. We’re going to expand the stadium. We’re coming off one of the greatest crowds and Card Marches I’ve been around (at the Florida State game). We feel like we’ve got everything going in the right direction.
“This is the job I want. This is where I’m going to be.
“It’s great to be in the ACC. Like I’ve said, there’s a way to get to the national championship. There’s a way to win your (ACC) division and play for the championship. So that’s always a pretty cool deal. I think our recruiting is going real well, and I’m excited about that.”
Les Miles, who had coached LSU since 2005, was fired over the weekend, departing with a 2-2 record this season, a 114-34 overall record and a national title in 2007.
LSU officials reportedly considered Petrino the last time the job was vacant. They’ve had a few more years to consider his coaching credentials but they showed their true nature by firing Miles four games into the season. Petrino should know to avoid them altogether.