Sports Illustrated’s snoops sisters Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans are teaming up for a piece on Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino for SI’s College Football Preview issue, and released a preview of it online today, which suggests that there is some unrest in Cardinal Land even though “daddy’s back”:
Bobby Petrino says he’s changed. But in reporting a story about the new Louisville coach that is in SI’s college football preview, it appears Petrino is still just as difficult to work and play for. Sources with ties to the Cardinals’ football program and Petrino said there’s significant friction between Petrino and feisty defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. The two have repeatedly feuded often since Grantham’s hiring in January.
There’s also still lingering dissension among players about Petrino’s arrival. Some were so unhappy with Petrino’s frigid, explicit demeanor that they considered leaving early for the NFL’s supplemental draft in June according to one source.
Read the complete blurb over on SI.com. I hate both Thamel and Evans, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little intrigued by the story.