If Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich ends up getting permanently dismissed from his job, football coach Bobby Petrino would have his buyout cut in half.

Jurich was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday as a result of an FBI investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball recruiting. Louisville's men's basketball program and its coach, Rick Pitino, have been implicated. Pitino was placed on unpaid administrative leave.

Though football isn't involved in the federal investigation, what happens with Jurich will ultimately affect Petrino. When Jurich rehired Petrino in 2014, he and the university were adamant about placing steep buyout provisions into the contract because of Petrino's past.