Cardinals assistant Hurtt on administrative leave

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville defensive line coach Clint Hurtt has been placed on administrative leave while preparing to answer NCAA violations the sports governing body says he committed as a Miami Hurricanes assistant.

Cardinals coach Charlie Strong said Friday Hurtt has been given time away "so he can concentrate on his case."

Hurtt, 34, faces allegations of receiving and providing impermissible benefits while at Miami. The NCAA last month sent Hurtt and Louisville a letter stating that he received a $2,500 loan and provided perks to Hurricanes recruits.

The NCAA also says Hurtt provided false and misleading information during the investigation.

Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said last month Hurtt would remain on the Cardinals' staff while his case is pending but stopped short of saying he'd be with the program next season.