Petrino has other thoughts

Current Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino returned from a recruiting trip to Alabama on Thursday and talked about his interest in an NFL coaching job.

Amid rumors concerning University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino and current openings with NFL teams, most notably with the Oakland Raiders, the Cardinals head coach released a statement to the media on Wednesday evening after his return from a recruiting trip to Alabama.

"I understand my name is being mentioned in connection with job openings in the National Football League, but I want to re-iterate my commitment to the University of Louisville, our players and all of our Cardinal fans. The University of Louisville has been great for me, and family and I'm committed to fulfilling our goal of taking the program to the next level."

Petrino, who has compiled a 29-8 mark during his first three seasons with the Cardinals, has produced an offense that has finished among the nation's best each year, so it's no surprise that an NFL franchise might be interested in taking a look.

But, it seems that one of the top offensive minds in the country is going to stay in college ball and specifially at Louisville.

Michael McCammon contributed to this story

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