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Petrino left a top 10 team for Kragthorpe. It isn't Petrino's fault that Krags was a terrible coach and even worse at coach to player communication. Kragthorpe ruined the Louisville program, not Bobby Petrino.
One of the biggest bunch of BS that was often spewed when Krags began to struggle.
In ten years at UK, uk has went 22-58 in the SEC the last 10 years I think...The ten before Mitch got there, I think they got around 18-19 wins, may be off a tiny bit on that number...So basically under the great Reign of Mitch, we got 3-4 more SEC wins....took a step back the first 7 years in basketball when Mitch came on board...he was afraid of Tubby and hired Billy G...took Mike Pratt getting involved to get Cal...Cal has his OWN basketball AD.....
NOBODY in the BCS conference world gives a big crap about any other sports than football and Basketball...nobody...who cares about records in other sports, really, who does...nobody because the only REASON those other sports exist is because of football mainly and basketball...
Well, you can't be taken seriously considering you lie about Pratt having to get involved to hire Cal. Read the story pinned at the top of this board about this very subject.
Educate yourself before you post such stupid stuff.
Interestingly, Kragthorpe improved the offense in 2007 after taking over from Petrino. UL averaged over 500 ypg in 2007, compared to 450ish under Petrino. It did this despite losing its leading rusher to the NFL draft.
It was a horrendous defense, led by a holdover defensive coordinator, that cost UL wins in 2007.
Might want to go do some research on, let's see, South Carolina, Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Miss. State, Texas, USC, UCLA, Virginia, Miami, Florida State, North Carolina, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Arizona State, etc., etc. and see if those schools and their fan bases care about anything other than football and basketball (hint: baseball)
That and the fact that the stuff that Petrino put up with from POS players Krag did not. I agree Kragthorpe was not the best man for that job but, he did have a mess to clean up when Petrino left. There was a mass exodus at UL of players that were know to be issues in the locker room / off the field, etc.
All I'm saying is he is a man of poor character and thus recruits players that are of poor character and puts up with arrests / problems in the locker room, etc. Then, when he leaves, you start all over again. Ask UL and Arkansas who was a top ten team while he was there and nothing when he is gone...
I have a friend that played under Petrino. There were never any locker room problems you speak of. Also Petrino recruited some rough kids, but they feared and respected him, which in turn played their hearts out for the man. The issue was Jurich bringing in someone on the other end of the spectrum, Krags, who lacked discipline and therefore the players took advantage of his lackluster oversight of the program.
Basically just more crap being spewed to make Petrino look bad.
Nobody has to spew anything to make Petrino look bad.
Who was that friend?
Because the guys who speak publicly about him don't have much good to say.
Alumni do care about other sports.
This is not true. Petrino's spewing made him look bad. Too much???
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and it has made all the difference (Frost).
We didn't capitalize on that modern day golden era. Thats what people are upset about. And to call it that Hop is a little bit crazy. I completely respect what Brooks accomplished and hold it in high esteem. I realize what he accomplished is crazy hard here but come on. We can do better with the right commitment and thats what has people up in arms.
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Its leading Rusher to the NFL draft that was hurt all of 2006. Not to mention that in 2007 they damn near returned the entire offense. Thats why you see the uptick in production.
First of all I have read a ton of your post. But to say this about a man I know very well makes you look like an idiot to me. I don't care how others feel bro but this is so stupid of a post by you. Larry speaks the truth and holds little back in this story.
He is not putting the AD down for his past hires. Just his lack of letting the people (who pays his way the fans) know about what is going on and how it is being done by him.
And for this little fact for ya Larry and Mitch have a very good relationship. He like all of us want ans since we are the ones who pay the cash.
I LOVE MITCH BECAUSE HE STANDS BEHIND HIS HIRES LIKE IN BASEBALL AND WOMENS BASKETBALL.
THAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH MITCH HE LOVES HIS HIRES TO MUCH SOME TIMES.
HOWEVER HE DOES KNOW WHO PAYS FOR THE PROGRAM , HOWEVER WIN OR LOOSE UK WILL GET 20 MILL OR CLOSE TO IT FROM THE SEC WIN OR LOOSE. :) :(
JOKER IN TIME COULD HAVE BEEN THE RIGHT MAN HOWEVER IN THIS DAY AND AGE WE WANT THINGS NOW NOW NOW NOW. AS LONG AS THIS STATE PUTS OUT THE HIGHSCHOOL TALENT IT DOES EACH YR UK WILL ALWAYS BE RUNNING FROM BEHIND.
AND ANOTHER NOTE. IF UK HIRES PETRINO I WILL TAKE ALL OF MY MONEY FROMTHE UK FUND AND I WILL NOT GIVE ANOTHER PENNT TO UK NOT MINE NORE MY COMPANIES. NOT ONE CENT.
Larry and Mitch do not have a very close friendship. That I'm certain of.
Mitch's job is not to hold meaningless press conferences in which he says nothing. his job is to hire a coach...
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