Louisville’s boosters and coaches continue to rally around Tom Jurich with one notable exception: Bobby Petrino.
This afternoon, UofL called a meeting of all of the head coaches and senior administrators and, according to 840 WHAS’ Will Clark, all were present and unanimous in their support of keeping Jurich on as athletic director…except Bobby Petrino. Petrino was mysteriously absent from the meeting, supposedly to prepare for Thursday night’s game vs. N.C. State. Normally, that would be a somewhat plausible excuse; however, when you consider that if Jurich is ousted, Petrino’s buyout is cut in half, from $8.5 million to $4.25 million in 2018, it doesn’t seem like such a coincidence, does it?
With some major jobs potentially on the horizon, like Tennessee, Petrino’s absence at today’s meeting speaks volumes. As he’s shown time and time again, he wouldn’t hesitate to jump ship for a better opportunity, and for once, given all the crap that currently surrounds the University of Louisville, would you blame him?