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Bobby Petrino Wins Share of MVFC Title; Former Louisville Player Has Some Thoughts

NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 12: Missouri State head coach Bobby Petrino talks with officials in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma on September 12, 2020, in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Sue Ogrocki-Pool/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sue Ogrocki-Pool/Getty Images)

Bobby Petrino just led Missouri State to a share of the 2021 Missouri Valley Football Conference title in the middle of April. Yep. Life is weird.

But, one thing that is completely on-par is people dunking on Petrino no matter what he does, especially his former players at Louisville.

How did Petrino’s former players react to Petrino setting the world on fire with a 5-4 record and a share of the Valley Championship? It appears one former Louisville Tight End has noticed a change in the motorcycle enthusiast.

Towbridge was with Louisville from 2013-16, the thick of the Bobby Petrino era in the 2010s, and Towbridge actually has a point.

Petrino, who notoriously underachieved in his second stint at Louisville with a 36-26 record, had one of the most electric football players to ever grace the football field with Lamar Jackson.

In fact, in 2016, Jackson led the Cards to a prime playoff spot at 9-1, and their only loss being a 6-point loss to the eventual champion Clemson Tigers. With only two games in their way from a CFP appearance, they would lose to Houston, Lamar would fumble a ball, and the rest is history.

The best he could do with a generational talent and a generous ACC schedule was 9-4.

Petrino was unfortunately fired before Josh Allen, Benny Snell, and others could send give him a true proper send-off in 2018. But, he held a 2-8 record 10 games into the season, so I guess it’s understandable.

Maybe the Missouri State Bobby Petrino is the different Bobby Petrino Tom Jurich referenced in 2014.

Just think, Bobby Petrino was a nice personality away from winning a National Championship. Hate to see it.

Oh well, congrats on your title-share, Bobby!

Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentWainscott_

9 Comments for Bobby Petrino Wins Share of MVFC Title; Former Louisville Player Has Some Thoughts



  1. Swizzle
    3:25 pm April 11, 2021 Permalink

    I see the player wasnt an English major.



    • ClutchCargo
      4:44 pm April 11, 2021 Permalink

      Or maybe he WAS an English major. It’s UofL, you know.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      5:15 pm April 11, 2021 Permalink

      At UofL that’s what someone with a PhD sounds like.



  2. 2andToodleLoo
    4:37 pm April 11, 2021 Permalink

    5-4 with a SHARE of the title ain’t setting the world on fire. Very misleading.



  3. sprtphan
    5:25 pm April 11, 2021 Permalink

    Talk about obscurity.



  4. pbjuk
    5:36 pm April 11, 2021 Permalink

    Talk about owning us. Say what you will, but he out coached us time and time again. It’s a miracle we won the two we did. Thanks to a couple of miracle fumbles vs. Arkansas and from Lamar.



  5. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    3:02 am April 12, 2021 Permalink

    When both teams talent was equal he lost…. when Arkansas and Louisville had more talent than us he won. That’s not out coaching, out coaching is when your gameplan shuts down a heisman winner like Lamar.



    • UKinIN
      1:44 pm April 12, 2021 Permalink

      UK beating Jackson and U of L was an incredible moment but let’s not pretend that UK shut down Jackson. UK’s last drive and MacGinnis’ field goal don’t happen if Jackson doesn’t fumble inside the 20.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      9:18 pm April 12, 2021 Permalink

      If Jackson would have been allowed to do what he had done all year, the fumble wouldn’t have mattered.