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Falcons nab Louisville's Petrino to succeed Mora

Updated: January 8, 2007, 3:29 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ATLANTA -- Bobby Petrino received plenty of offers during his four years as Louisville coach.

Finally, he got one worth taking.

Petrino has accepted a five-year, $24 million offer from the Atlanta Falcons to become their new coach, replacing Jim Mora. ESPN.com's Pat Forde reported the hiring and contract details earlier Sunday night.

A formal announcement was set for Monday afternoon at the Falcons' suburban training complex in Flowery Branch -- exactly one week after ...

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