I'm not going to spend much time on this except to detail a few pithy tweets. I don't really feel like this means a lot to the University of Kentucky, except for those poor, misguided souls who wanted Kentucky to hire Petrino. In the end, if Stoops doesn't win, we'll eventually find somebody who will. Thank God it won't be Bobby Petrino. Good riddance.
I find it incredibly droll that Louisville expounded at great lengths about the character of Charlie Strong. So instead of going out and finding another guy like that, they hire the guy that deceived them twice, left them for the Falcons, where he took the high road and abandoned his team with only "it's been nice" notes in their lockers. He then goes to Arkansas and hires his adulterous mistress as an athletics assistant. He gets fired there and goes to Western Kentucky, where he spent less than one year as head coach. This guy is the living, breathing definition of a football mercenary cad with a moral compass that points right at his crotch.
Now he's come full circle to Louisville, and there are going to be some UK fans upset we didn't hire this train wreck of a human being. Louisville shows, as if it were actually necessary, their quality when it comes to personnel judgments: The very lowest. And some UK fans will wish we beat them to it. Well, there's no accounting for taste, I guess.
Petrino to take UL job. The school with the biggest liar in college basketball now adds the bigger liar in college football. #Liars1Cheats4— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) January 8, 2014
Can we finally put to rest that quaint idea that big-time college athletics (particularly FB) is anything but a win at all costs endeavor?— Matt May (@MattMayKY) January 8, 2014
It wasn't for UK. I'm just sayin'.
I haven't watched that show "Shameless" before, I assume it's about the Louisville athletic department?— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) January 8, 2014
Save it with the talk abt how this is a "second chance" for Bobby Petrino. His rep as a world class creep came from yrs of bad behavior.— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) January 8, 2014
The fact it's UL who hired Petrino is rather hysterical and all but I'm not going to act like its some atrocity that they did. Its amusing— GregNJ (@GregNJ) January 8, 2014
It is amusing for its abject hypocrisy.
I'm sure there will be a vocal, small faction of Louisville's fans thrilled about Petrino hire. But most have to be pretty embarrassed.— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) January 8, 2014
Every stripper in state of Kentucky currently applying to be L'ville football's "student athlete development coordinator."— LostLettermen.com (@LostLettermen) January 8, 2014
Favorite Petrino story: He was Jaguars' OC in 2001 when I covered them. Sneaked away to Auburn after season without telling Coughlin. (1/2)— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) January 8, 2014
Coughlin wasn't aware Petrino had left until Auburn announced his hiring. Coughlin was furious, supposedly never spoke to him again. (2/2)— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) January 8, 2014
How many second chances does this guy get?
How far of a gap must there have been (in terms of chances of sucess) between Petrino and the other candidates for UofL to take this risk?— Aaron Smith (@ASmithRivals) January 8, 2014
A very fine question.
Petrino and Pitino, the two hornballs behind this decade's biggest college sports scandals, under one roof. Someone's getting pregnant.— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) January 8, 2014
And with that, we now return you to your normal Mississippi St. game programming