Western Kentucky's Petrino prepares for Kentucky

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Bobby Petrino hasn't had a week like this in almost 20 months.
     
He last prepared to coach a game in January 2012 at Arkansas and the Razorbacks defeated Kansas State 29-16 in the Cotton Bowl. Four months later, the school dismissed Petrino for misleading officials about a motorcycle accident involving his mistress.
     
Petrino has found a reprieve at Western Kentucky and is back game-planning with a team coming off its first bowl game. In first games back he'll square off against two former Southeastern Conference foes, Kentucky and Tennessee.
     
The Hilltoppers open the season Saturday night against the Wildcats in Nashville before heading to Knoxville the following week to face the Volunteers.
     
Petrino says he lives for such challenges and is just thankful to be back in the game.
 
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