(AP) Gainesville’s Mike Anderson has been fired by the Louisville Cardinals after three seasons.
The Cardinals announced the firing in a release Friday, which included a link to a statement from the school.
Anderson had guided the Cardinals to the BCS title game in his first year, but they lost to the No. 3-ranked Florida Gators.
Anderson said he had not received any calls from Louisville.
“This decision is not influenced by my employment status at Louisville,” Anderson said in a statement.
“I wish everyone the best of luck in their futures.”
Anderson was hired in January 2014 as a graduate assistant under Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino.
He went 10-10 in his inaugural season, then was dismissed after two games.
Anderson’s contract was up in May 2016.
The Louisville hire came after a year-long NCAA investigation found the Cardinals did not comply with NCAA rules for recruiting.
Louisville, which has an NCAA program, has not been penalized by the NCAA.
The school has also not been fined by the league.
Anderson will continue to serve as a sports information director for the Cardinals, but the team announced that Anderson will be taking on an additional role with the team’s recruiting staff.