Petrino Pens Letter to Fans

Saying “Thank You” in an open forum

Bobby Petrino once had a bad break up with the University of Louisville when he left the Cards to coach the Atlanta Falcons. After a well publicized departure from Arkansas, Petrino mended many fences in his return to the school, and after a successful first season in the ACC, he wrote an open letter to Cardinals fans.

Dear Cardinals Fans:

During this hectic time with recruiting, and preparing for our fifth-straight bowl appearance, I wanted to take a moment to personally thank all of our fans for their tremendous support during our first season in the ACC. We sold out each one of our home games and provided a big-time atmosphere for our players and recruits. The electricity in the stadium for home games versus Miami, Florida State and Kentucky were one of the main reasons why Papa John’s Stadium is one of the most difficult venues to play in the country.

On the road, the 15,000 fans in Notre Dame Stadium helped our team pull through for an emotional victory. Off the field, the support from the community for the Petrino Family Foundation has touched not just me, but many families in the community. This support reinforces for me why my family and I are so proud to call Louisville home.

With a bowl announcement coming on Sunday, I ask for your continued support to come with us as we try to capture our 10th win and our third-straight bowl victory. As we conclude our first year in the ACC, lets show the country what Louisville Football is all about.

Let’s Do This,

Bobby Petrino

Louisville went 9-3 in their first season with Petrino back at the helm. Despite being in their third conference in three years, the Cardinals had the highest regular season attendance mark in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 17 year history.

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