A person with knowledge of the decision says Louisville has fired football coach Steve Kragthorpe.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Saturday because the school has not announced the move. A news conference was scheduled for later in the day.
Kragthorpe went 15-21 in three seasons with the Cardinals after replacing Bobby Petrino in January 2007. Louisville lost to Rutgers 34-14 on Friday to fall to 4-8, the school's worst season in more than a decade.