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Louisville fires head football coach Steve Kragthorpe

University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich announced at a press conference this afternoon that head football coach Steve Kragthorpe has been fired.

"It just didn't fit," Jurich said. "It was never really a good fit from day one."


In three years at Louisville, Kragthorpe a 15-21 record and was 5-16 in the Big East. Stepping into a program coming off of a 12-1 season with an Orange Bowl victory, he failed to lead the Cardinals to the postseason.

Kragthorpe had two years remaining on a contract that paid him around $1.1 million annually.

As for the next Louisville head coach, Jurich said that he didn't have one guy in mind but did have a list of candidates. He added that his coaching search would not impede on anyone's regular season.