Louisville Head Coach Steve Kragthorpe Fired After Three Years, 15 - 21 Record


According to CBS Sports: Louisville fired football coach Steve Kragthorpe after finishing the year at 4-8, the school's worst season in more than a decade, a person with knowledge of the decision said Saturday. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the university has not announced the move. A news conference was scheduled for later in the day. Louisville completed its season Friday with a 34-14 loss to Rutgers. Kragthorpe went 15-21 in three seasons after replacing Bobby Petrino in January 2007. He had two years remaining on a contract that paid him about $1.1 annually. Louisville failed to make a bowl game in any of Kragthorpe's three years. The Cardinals went 5-16 in the Big East during his stay while fan support eroded. Just more than 23,000 showed up at Cardinal Stadium for Friday's finale, the second-smallest crowd in stadium history. One fan brought a sign celebrating "Coach K going away party" while a small group wore bags over its heads.