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Louisville coach almost doubles his salary

Updated: December 27, 2004, 7:41 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville coach Bobby Petrino signed a new contract Tuesday that will pay him $1 million a year plus a $100,000 bonus if the Cardinals win the national championship.

Petrino, 43, was making $550,000 a year under his old contract. The new deal adds a $50,000 bonus if the Cardinals reach the Bowl Championship Series title game and another $50,000 if the Cardinals win it.

Louisville will join the Big East next season. The Cardinals were not eligible to qualify ...

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