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.
Boy ain't never smiled this much when he coached us lol wth .. we could've won't the Natty with this type of smile https://t.co/YMX3i1lbd1
— Keith Towbridge II (@keithtowbridge) April 11, 2021
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!