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Clint Hurtt leaving Louisville

“How many recruiting violations this week, Clint?”

Breaking news out of the University of Louisville and steakhouses all over Miami. Clint Hurtt is leaving the U of L football program, according to Jason Higdon of Scout.com.

That means the pipeline to south Florida has officially dried up for the Birds. Interesting move considering Petrino elected to keep him just a couple weeks ago. What happened?

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

66 Comments for Clint Hurtt leaving Louisville



  1. Luke
    4:52 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Drew, he is leaving for a coaching job with the Bears…



  2. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    4:53 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Petrino jacked his girlfriend.



  3. Luke
    4:53 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    He has a coaching job with the Bears…



  4. RealCatsFan
    4:54 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    After having to pay for Bobby P.’s salary, the $1mil coordinator, Pitino’s salary, and the hush money to assorted mistresses, Jurich didn’t have enough left over to pay for Hurtt’s food bill.



  5. rick
    4:57 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    If you are going to cheat the nfl is the place to be.D



  6. Dnabbty
    4:59 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    wow. What a difference 1 year makes. UL stock is falling, UK is skyrocketing.
    STOOPS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  7. Tardinal Fan
    5:03 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I’m hurtt.



  8. RJ
    5:06 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Couldn’t turn down the employee discount at the China Buffet and Jurich wouldn’t let him work two jobs.



  9. Matt Elam's Socks
    5:08 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    This actually cleans up their program quite a bit. They may lose a lot of good recruits, but they won’t have quite as much shame to bear.



    • gossie21
      5:25 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      I’m not sure that makes sense. They didn’t fire him, and I would presume if he wasn’t leaving for the Bears he would still be an assistant at UofL.



    • Matt Elam's Socks
      6:20 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Just sayin’ it doesn’t matter how he leaves, it reduces the shame anyone associated with the program should feel. Though I agree, the high road would have been to have never had him on staff.



  10. Tha Truff
    5:10 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    You guys are hilarious. A UK coach was arrested this morning and you a talk trash about an assistant football coach (who can’t recruit for UL anyway) leaving for an NFL job? Lmfao



    • the ghost of Bill Hicks
      5:26 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      “the” “truth”



    • RJ
      5:47 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      By “UK Coach” you meant “assistant strength and conditioning coach,” which is several rungs below an assistant coach on a football team. And if you check that thread, people were giving that guy hell and demanding that he be fired too.



  11. UK Thuggery
    5:15 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    “Lex18.com has reported that Shorter is accused of shoving his wife into an unheated garage and throwing water on her. Shorter, contacted by the news station, declined a request to comment.”

    Apparently UK fans have a problem with cheaters, but not wife-beaters.



    • RealCatsFan
      5:18 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Which is worse, and assistant coach who is a wife-beater or two head coaches who are wife-cheaters?



    • Ukfan
      5:19 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Has UK even had a chance to address the incident? I know how TurtleNeck would handle it. Same way he handled the Pitino/Petrino/Hurtt/Sexual Harrassment cases. Now sit back down and bequiet.



    • MikeMan
      5:20 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      You must have missed who Louisville hired as their head football and basketball coaches? Not exactly winning any “husband of the year” awards themselves.



    • kadizkaat
      5:21 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      What an idiot. We don’t have control over what the administration does, whether it is right or wrong. If what is alleged to have happened is proven, I hope he’s gone. If he isn’t then pile on by all means. But we know for sure your guys have lied and cheated and broken NCAA rules, but yet your administration keeps them and you all support that decision.



    • Tha Truff
      5:22 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      No matter how you look at it, cheating on your wife is not a crime. Beating your wife and drunk drivin is, and anyone who thinks cheating on your wife is worse than beating her is flat out ignorant.



    • UK Thuggery
      5:22 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Hey bud — look at the comments section. It’s full of UK fans trying to justify his behavior and claim it isn’t actual assault because he wasn’t beating her with an object.



    • Atlanta Cat
      5:24 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Why don’t you shorten your name to “Thug”? The difference is that UL gives their philanderers million $ contracts while UK throws out it’s trash!



    • MikeMan
      5:26 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      You do realize the two guys you are talking about are the HEAD coaches. This was an assistant strength coach who, before today, you didn’t even know existed.



    • UK fan
      5:33 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      MikeMan- Oh, the irony in your comment. You do realize Hurtt is was an assistant coach to right? And if what im getting from your comment is true, since no one knew who the wife beating coach was, its excusable? WTF?



    • If guilty get rid of him
      5:34 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      If he is shown to be guilty then get rid of him asap. Also, put him on leave until innocence or guilt is determined.



    • gossie21
      5:43 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      What a bunch of crap. It’s not the crime, it’s the university’s reaction. UK can’t prevent the assistant coach from acting like an animal. But they can suspend him, demote him or even fire him depending on the results of their investigation.

      Meanwhile UofL has shown no problems keeping Pitino on staff despite his very ugly and public affair, and his apparent willingness to funnel hush money to Tim Sypher. They also haven’t had any problem keeping Hurtt on staff despite a finding that he lied to the NCAA. They also couldn’t re-hire Petrino fast enough, the same guy that had secret negotiations to take another job 3 times, that was behind Jurich’s back, and leaving one program mid-season, and leaving another due to a sordid affair involving hiring his mistress. Finally, there is the story that often is forgotten of Louisville trying to cover up a teammate fight that resulted in one young man being hospitalized.

      http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8787541/ex-louisville-cardinals-player-patrick-grant-sues-school-coach-charlie-strong

      So like I said, it’s not that any of these things could have happened at UofL. The problem is that the university doesn’t respond appropriately. They give Pitino a raise, they keep Hurtt on staff, the re-hire Petrino, and they attempt to cover up a fight that hospitalizes one of their own student-athletes. What a weird place.



    • MikeMan
      5:58 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Uk Fan- Oh, the stupidity of your comment. If you follow the comment string you will see we are talking about Pitino and Petrino (the two coaches who cheated on their wives). So, no I wasn’t talking about Hurtt. If Shorter is guilty, I am sure he will be fired. Cheating or beating your wife is completely inexcusable that is why you fire someone over one of those offenses, not hire them right?



    • lolollolollol
      5:59 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Gossie21- your argument is laughable. What about Rod Strickland? The guy has had 4 DUI’s. He’s still on staff. When are you guys gonna come to realize UK is not on ANY kind of moral high ground? Calipari has 2 vacated final fours, and UK is THE most cheating BB program ever. UK has had players arrested for rape, beating their girlfriends, stomping holess people and richie farmer.



    • gossie21
      6:47 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      I guess the old addage is correct. Don’t try to argue with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

      Try to stay focused for a second. Strickland was demoted, what else do you want the university to do? He was an assistant coach at the time and now he is just an administrative staffer.

      What do you want the university to do about UMass’ and Memphis’ vacated final fours? Especially where Calipari was specifically absolved of any wrongdoing.

      The most cheating college basketball program is actually Kansas. UofL an UK are tied in violations.

      The remainder of your comment is a barrage of stupidity that largely has to do with former players not current players. Try and get it through your 5th grade reading level head that the university cannot force players, staff or coaches to behave. Neither UofL nor UK can do that. All they can do is respond appropriately. I feel UK has done that. UofL on the otherhand is a comedy of errors one after the other.



    • jimp
      8:02 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Lets not forget about Ricky giving his mistress money to go have a baby killed and then paying her to keep quiet till she got greedy. Killing a baby is a crime to me.



  12. Humpty Dumpty
    5:16 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I be taking his place.



  13. Tha Truff
    5:16 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Todd grantham has coached D-line for the colts, texans and cowboys. UofL’s D-cordinator is a better coach than anyone on UK’s staff.



    • MikeMan
      5:22 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      I guess that is why UGA fans were rejoicing when he left?



    • Atlanta Cat
      5:34 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      I live in Atlanta. I can tell you the UGA fans are jubilant that Grantham left. The local sports radio jocks were making fun of UL for the crazy contract they gave him. Not one radio guy thought he was a very good coach. For the most part, they are impartial since most are not lifelong Georgia fans. 9 guys from the 2012 UGA team made NFL rosters this season but the defensive numbers for that team were still only mediocre.



  14. ribin
    5:18 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Just guessing: Strong wouldn’t take him to Texas (they wouldn’t let him) – Jurich has to keep him at UL because they’d gone to bat for him — makes Petrino keep him (then they contacted their nfl contacts) — will be there only a year or so – then back to college ball — can’t buy NFL players — that’s already part of it —



  15. rainman
    5:42 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    And NO LOSERVILLE fans, we wouldn’t hire this one either, so don’t fret it!

    We will leave hiring leftovers to you!



    • lolollolollol
      5:50 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      He’s leaving to coach in the NFL. No halfway descent coach would EVER leave UofL fo UK. Plus, IDK what you guys are smokin, but stoops will leave UK sooner than later. Either he sucks it up for a couple years and Mitch gives him the boot, or he starts to win and leaves for another school who doesn’t have aproblem filling up the student section when tix are $5…



    • rainman
      5:57 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      We’re not smokin anything, Behannen has moved to Colorado!



    • PhilUK18
      5:57 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Lololol- Louisville fans have absolutely 0 room to talk trash about the UK student section. Louisville was a 1 loss team this year and the pizza box or whatever that place is called was still only about half full most games.



  16. Stoopid is what Stoopid does
    5:50 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Yeah pipeline to florida has dried up idiots. They just signed two of florida legends as assistant coaches. Lamar Thomas and Terrell Buckley



    • Tha Truff
      6:00 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      ^this^



    • Rod Steele
      6:06 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Do you actually have a site to go to so you can rave like a lunatic? If not, hire somebody to get you a site up & running & you can all meet there for your circle jerks.



    • Al/in/Indy
      7:29 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Lets all be thankful that uvel’s volley ball team are ugly has hell. Even Petrino won’t hit on them!



  17. euripides
    6:09 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    So, someone tell me – I’ve never been on a UofL fan site – are they overrun with UK fans talking trash, like this one is with loser Card fans?



  18. BigBlueMilkMan
    6:20 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Sources say choice to leave the school due to rift growing between Hurtt and Petrino because Hurtt refuses to ride on Petrino’s motorcycle with him. Working on chasing down Jessica Dorrell for an insider’s view as to whether the two of them would fit on the motorcycle together. Stay posted…



  19. Bully Ray Cat
    6:27 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    He may have violated NCAA rules. But at least he didn’t try to kill his wife with cold water.



  20. 9-asty
    6:32 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Everyone in this comment section sounds like an idiot. There’s no defending what the UK coach did and there’s no defending what Petrino and Pitino have done.



    • Tim Payne
      6:37 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Amen!



  21. Michael Porter
    6:36 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Breaking NCAA rules is worse than molesting a young girl.



    • Al/in/Indy
      7:38 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      OR having sex with 14 year olds and giving them weed and alcohol. God I love it, just when you think it can’t get any more HILARIOUS uvel does something else…..Can’t wait to see what’s on next week’s agenda!
      Will Rick and Bobby double date? Will they swap and give each other an SDT? Or will they stay with the same skank for more than a week? Stay tuned!!!!!!!!



  22. bluebloodtoo
    6:39 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Josh Krok post – 32 replies in 2.5 hrs
    UL negative post – 44 replies in 1.5 hrs

    Why are we humans more interested in trashing our own Kentuckians/neighbors than rejoicing in a new football commit that stiffed WVU for UK?



    • PhilUK18
      6:49 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      That’s it , brother. I have seen the light. Its just been really hard since the ’12 season. Watching UL win two bowl games and a national championship. 2-10 in football didn’t bother me much (i’m a Bama FB fan), but losing in the NIT really hurt. Now i’m trying t cope with it by finding anything negative to trash UL by. Sorry…



    • CardTard
      7:51 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Yeah Phil, man dat Russell athletic Bowl wuz pretty much da National championship. I mean since we went undefeated in da AAC & Teddy won da Heisman, we’ve proven we da best eva! An dat loss to UofK in basketball don’t really count cuz we no they be cheatin in corrupt rena. L1C4



    • PhilUK18
      8:09 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      You know you’re doing something right when a Card Tard makes a pathetic attempt at humor using your name. I’m honored, anonymous Jefferson County Community College fan, that you read so many of my posts.



  23. FellowTraveler
    6:43 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I always read his name as Clint Hutt.



  24. dj
    7:17 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    First what’s a “holess? Seriously, is it what U of L players call themselves after they beat some girls daddy with a hairbrush or something Pitino himself come up with?

    Second I’m not seeing anyone standing up for the guy at UK but by definition pushing is not hitting. And water rolls off a duck or a cardinal arse. Just saying. Worry about your own house. We’ll take care of ours.



  25. Krispy Kreme
    7:18 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Picture is proof that Clint learned how to count to three during his time at UofL. Progress!

    Wait and see what UK does with the Assistant Strength Coach. UofL would hire him. #AdulteryUofL



  26. Turkeyblue
    7:24 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Boats and Ho’s



  27. Gowcats
    7:47 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Plenty of people on both sides of this arguement with indefensible positions. It is what is with stupidity from BBN and Lil Red. Leave it alone and let’s see what happens in the next few seasons. Lil Red should do well in the ACC until attrition during the season sets in from the increased level of competition. The Cats will do better when we can get competent starters and backups at key positions (in progress). Water and talent will seek its level, and the administrations will do whatever they feel is appropriate for the respective universities.



  28. Al/in/Indy
    7:50 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Comedy Central should bring their cameras into uvel…..Watch those loveable, bumbling fools when they try to pick up on the same girl only to get shot down by her saying she “Don’t have Daddy issues”
    Sponsored by Trojan condoms. When only Petrino will be the spokes person!



  29. bob
    8:21 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    they need to water boarded….know anyone? how about a strength coach



  30. Sonny
    9:10 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Since when do cheaters leave Louisville? Tom will hire him back no doubt about it as there is no luggage to big for the villers.



  31. MonkeyHumpnafootball
    9:39 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Not like Hurtts gonna be missed. Its not like he had a unique skill. Anyone can sign a check.



  32. Bluegrass Gal
    11:47 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    PART-TIME assistant strength coach



  33. kevin
    1:51 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

    He is know Richie Farmer