After starting the season 2-7, things are only going to get worse for Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football program.
According to a report by Louisville radio host Mark Ennis, 20 players have requested paperwork to initiate a transfer from the team.
According to a source within the athletic department, in the Fall 2018 semester alone, 20 Louisville football players have requested the required paperwork to initiate a transfer. Number was described as “abnormally high. The most for one sport since the women’s lacrosse fiasco.”
— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) November 7, 2018
Ennis followed it up with an update from the athletic department, who disputes the high number of potential transfers.
“An athletic department representative contacted me and disputes that Louisville has had this many football players request transfer paperwork,” he said. “I stand by my earlier report, but in the interest of full disclosure Louisville denies it.”
Former Under Armour All-American and son of former Wildcat standout Craig Yeast, Russ Yeast, announced he was transferring from the University of Louisville just two days ago. Freshman quarterback Jordan Travis also announced he would transfer last week.
Louisville also lost commitments from their highest-rated 2019 recruit in Austin Griffin, three-star offensive lineman Jamari Williams, and three-star defensive end Kristian Varner.
There is no way Bobby P makes it out of this season as Louisville’s football coach.