Louisville football fans believe Bobby Petrino is arguably the nation’s greatest football mind. Other than Nick Saban, they believe no one is better at football X’s and O’s than Petrino.
Their minds might change after hearing this.
Leading into the Louisville game, Lamar Thomas was asked if he had any inside information on the Cardinals after coaching the wide receivers for the last two years. “I was there for two years, so hopefully I learned some things.”
Some of the things Thomas learned were Petrino’s signals. Surely Petrino would have changed them before playing Kentucky, right? Wrong. Sources tell KSR Petrino used the same signals vs. Kentucky that he used while Thomas was on Louisville’s staff.
Ironically, Kentucky started the year with a loss to a former offensive coordinator. There were rumors that Stoops’ staff didn’t change signals before taking on Shannon Dawson, although they were never confirmed.
It’s hard to say how much Petrino’s inaction affected Kentucky’s strategy, but it ain’t hard to tell that Bobby was mad after taking an L.