Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Here's One For You: Could Petrino Return To Louisville...??? (He's A Finalist...)

Brian Brohm, Michael Bush, and Elvis Dumervil have already endorsed the idea...

And the fans of U of L football are looking at Bowling Green, Kentucky for another head football coach...

Their old football coach...

WDRB-TV's Eric Crawford brings the notion forward in an interview with AD Tom Jurich and taking info from past conversations...

And it has to be someone who can build on the program that Charlie Strong took over from Steve Kragthorpe... and Robert Petrino, Esquire's first term at Papa John's:

Jurich can't hire a coach who will take short cuts. While Petrino built a great record in his time here, his main concern was building his resume for bigger and better things. U of L benefited from that, but once Petrino and his personal brand of coaching were gone, it suffered.

Jurich is going to have to decide whether Petrino not only is in it for a longer haul at Louisville, but whether he's going to build it for a longer haul.

Academic requirements are tougher now than they were when Petrino arrived. You can take fewer risks. But with the new conference affiliation, new doors are open and more rewards are possible.


Crawford maintains Petrino is a changed man- and a changed coach...

And he has been successful at every college stop... just don't mention the pros and his time in Atlanta where he turned tail and ran before the season was over...

He's had two bowl eligible seasons for the Hilltoppers, including an appearance in the Little Caesar's Bowl in 2012...
((HT: ESPN))


But can Jurich get past the past (so to speak) and look to a future with Petrino all over again...???

That's the question...

He's one of the three finalists for Jurich and interviewed Tuesday... according to ESPN's Mark Schlabach through his Twitter...

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