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I knew some of the assistant coaches at UofL during the Petrino years and some were miserable. Every one of them walked around on pins and needles fearful that they would do or say the wrong thing. They avoided him like the plague when possible.
That being said, maybe he has mellowed over the years but the Bobby Petrino world is not for everyone. Buyer beware!
This post was edited by BRAVE DEMON on 11/7/2012 at 3:42 PM
Petrino would use us to get to a better spot. He is about himself not the team and he's showed that everywhere that he's been period. Plus look at what happens to his teams when he leaves, they are horrible. Look he had a shot at a National Title had he came back to Arkansas and he decided that he would rather go out chasing something else was more important. This guy is really a loser not a winner, we need a winner like Peterson from Boise State. If I were Mitch I would take about 3 to 3.5 million reasons for Peterson to take the UK job, and he has shown he can compete with the big boys with three and some four star calibur kids. This guy's offense is fun to watch and Patrick would excel in it and he is a decent defensive coach as well, his teams plays hard from start to finish and right now we have enough talent on our team to at least compete and bringing in Peterson not Petrino gives us the best chance to win early.
This post was edited by ppradb2 on 11/7/2012 at 8:02 PM
I'll switch allegiance to UL football before I support a Petrino led UK team. I believe in 2nd/3rd chances, who am I to judge? However, our program needs a unifier, someone that the overwhelming majority supports and rallies behind. He's done enough winning that people will rationalize the baggage, but that baggage is significant and impossible for many dismiss. If this process is handled right, UK won't have to settle for Petrino, he's not the only coach with a track record of winning football games
1) He signed a contract at Arkansas with a huge buyout and a clause that said he could not leave for another SEC job at all. If we get him he will be here at least for the duration of his contract. Ever remember him being rumored to leave Arkansas? Yeah, because he didn't/couldn't
2) The argument that his teams suck when he leaves is ridiculous. If anything that proves that he is the reason for the success; that is a good thing. Also you can't use Arkansas for that point, he left under crazy circumstances unexpectedly and Arkansas went with an awful coach to replace. When he left UL they had the talent to be a preseason top 10 team and they hired an awful coach. Most, if not all of his teams failures after he leaves is on the administrators at those schools
The first time I heard someone mention Petrino as the HC @ UK I thought that wouldreally turn my stomach. Then after watching the performance on the field, I realized that being the laughingstock of the SEC is what REALLY turns my stomach.
I want to see football win. In order to get a coach in here that can take UK to a level beyond where CRB took us, we'll probably have to consider someone with some warts or get really lucky with someone unporven. I'm not talking aboutsomeone who is going to go outside the rules (and Petrino's never been said to cheat). If a contract can be reached that insures he's hear for 4 years and voids on a morals basis then, as much as I can't believe I'm saying this, I'd be willing to take the chance.
I despised him when he was at L'Ville - especially when he ran up the score, but watching him return the favor to the Ratbirds a couple of ties could earn him my forgiveness.
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