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Tom Jurich has a New Wakey Leaks Statement, with a Suspension

It’s Friday afternoon, that means it’s time for UofL to release some news!  This time, Tommy Turtleneck decided he needed a more tactful message in the press release regarding Louisville’s involvement in the appropriately named Wakey Leaks scandal.

“Two days ago, I announced that our co-offensive coordinator, Lonnie Galloway, received information from Tommy Elrod of Wake Forest concerning information that belonged to Wake Forest.

Since then, we have carefully and thoroughly reviewed what took place following the receipt of information from Wake Forest on their investigation.  I have also been in regular contact with the Commissioner of the ACC.  Coach Petrino has been firm that on the two occasions in which he previously commented on the matter, he did not know about the information provided at that time.

It is clear to me that the information should not have been shared by anyone at Wake Forest and it should not have been received by anyone at the University of Louisville.  Although no one from Louisville sought the information, once it was provided, we did not do what should have been done.  The information should not have been accepted.  It should have been rejected and officials at Wake Forest should have been alerted to the inappropriate action taken by Mr. Elrod.

As a result, I am suspending Coach Galloway from participation in the Citrus Bowl, effective immediately.  We will also accept any actions in which Commissioner John Swofford deems appropriate.

This is an unusual situation.  When someone receives information they should not be given, it is important that they do the right thing.  Even in a competitive atmosphere, the right and ethical thing would have been for us to not accept the information. I regret very much that this took place.”

Jurich insists Petrino did not lie when he said, “I didn’t know anything about it,” on a few occasions.  He played the ignorant card, which isn’t a bad card to play in such a strange predicament.  Finally, he is sitting Lonnie Galloway out for the bowl, which should be no problem for the Louisville football team.

If this was the initial press release, Kentucky fans would’ve scoffed for a day or two and that would’ve been it.  Instead, Louisville became the center of the national media’s ire.

Will this quell the masses by Monday morning, or is it too late to apologize?

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

36 Comments for Tom Jurich has a New Wakey Leaks Statement, with a Suspension



  1. BigBlueMeade
    4:07 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    What about the defensive coaches who took the information Galloway gave them? Should they get to go to the bowl game? Also, will the ACCOUNT look further into this or just let it go after the suspension or one game of a nonessential coach?



    • BigBlueMeade
      4:07 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

      ACC*



  2. az1006
    4:12 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    I say too little, too late. This is clearly a situation where Louisville is feeling the heat from the national media, and are attempting damage-control. Had the reaction not been as negative and far-reaching as it has been, there would be no suspension.



  3. Rod Crandler
    4:14 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    It’s the gift that keeps on giving Clark



  4. 4everblue
    4:20 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    So this is why UL joined the ACC….the conference where all academic fraud scandals and any other variety of scandals go unpunished. Just the other day Danny Kanell of Russillo and Kanell stated that Florida State decided to join the ACC because of academics, what a joke. I’m so sure Jameis Winston chose FSU for the same reason. FSU handled that scandal so well.



  5. UK1983
    4:23 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    They can’t “un-ring” the bell. This does not change the initial statements which more accurately reflected the collective feelings and character of the UL athletic department. Now EVERYONE can see UL for what they are..



  6. 4everblue
    4:24 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    One thing is for sure…Jurich, Petrino and Pitino all have something in common…they are all pathological liars!



    • UK Big Bored Update
      8:42 am December 17, 2016 Permalink

      Juricheater + Cheatrino + Cheatino = Pathological Liars Extraordinaire



    • Megan
      10:46 am December 17, 2016 Permalink

      How old are you, UKBBU?



    • UK Big Board Update
      11:31 am December 17, 2016 Permalink

      Let the record show that the UKBBU you are referring to is a different account from mine.



  7. Tej
    4:35 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    Jurich had to do something. He has been able to ignore problems in the past because there was no pressure from the media. This time it’s different. The national media has done something the local media never would-actually question the actions of Mr. Jurich and even criticize them. Of course, Bobby said he knew nothing about any of this. Who’d think that an OC would tell his boss, the HC anything about an opponent’s upcoming game plan? No one will admit it I’m sure but I doubt Bobby has clean hands in this.



    • CATandMONKEY
      7:22 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

      Indeed! The National media is not in Jurich’s pocket, unlike most of the Louisville media- Tim from the Courier-Journal being perhaps the lone wolf, and good for him. He reports facts and is lambasted by the UofL fan base. It is NOT a Jerry Tipton situation. Tipton would take a 29 point win that followed a 33 point win and query” Are the Cats losing their offensive Firepower?”

      Sullivan has the cajones to take on Jurich. A little faith in the press, have I again.



  8. Bluebloodtoo
    4:38 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    BS… this is damage control and nothing more. The NCAA already showed UL that “I didn’t know” is an acceptable excuse to exonerate the coach. I guess they shouldn’t be too surprised that UL is playing that card again.

    Jurich seems like a complete idiot on the podium. I’m not surprised that all this stuff happens under his watch.



    • Bluebloodtoo
      4:40 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

      Should start using the cop from southpark (nothing to see here folks, move along) instead of Jurich pictures.



    • CATandMONKEY
      7:24 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

      Barr-Brady for Attorney General!



  9. The Professor
    4:38 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    If you are in a position of authority, the lack of veracity and ethics no longer bears consequences in America. Just look at our recent election. The winner is now running around saying it was campaign rhetoric when he talked about a wall, prosecuting Hillary and deporting millions of people. There will be no consequences for his lying and neither will there be for Jurich or Petrino.



    • Bluebloodtoo
      4:43 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

      You know, typically the first term of the president would be his re-election campaign. Something tells me that Trump doesn’t expect to get a second term. At this point in the game, that really scares me.



    • Luether
      7:22 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

      U mad…



    • UK Big Board Update
      11:36 am December 17, 2016 Permalink

      Kinda. The idiots like you won….

      2016 has shown us the level of stupidity that exists in this country that an orange reality-tv star (ya know, like the Kardashians) with goofy hair and zero political or military experience can become THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA.

      Thanks Luether… you got it all figured out.



  10. ClutchCargo
    4:56 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    I almost managed to read that statement with a straight face until Turtleneck used the words “right and ethical.” I’m sure he had to Google “ethical.”



  11. Booby Petrino
    5:05 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    And pitino just said that Jurich is about honesty and integrity and doing the right thing. Seriously, read what Rick just said



  12. Booby Petrino
    5:06 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    “That being said, I’ve worked with the guy for sixteen years, Tom Jurich has the most integrity,” Pitino said. “Every AD wants to win but (with) Tom it’s the right thing first. He may come across the wrong way in the eyes of people….but Tom Jurich is about honor and integrity. He’s always about doing the right thing.”



  13. nacatfan
    5:13 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    Well…Imagine that, another late Friday news conference concerning a scandal at UofL!!



  14. John
    5:14 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    I understand an assistant took the information and distributed to team. He is getting punishment, as he should. However, Petrino is the CEO of the Foootball Program. The BUCK should stop with him and Jurich. No, Jurich and Uof Smell do what they always do throw someone else along the chain of command under the bus. They don’t teach ethics over at Floyd Street.
    What a Sh*thole.

    Jurich, Pitino, and Petrino: I’m in love with a stripper. How is that squirtin’ working out for you?



  15. a21CATSfan
    5:16 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    The Louisville Athletic Dept is like a high school relationship… DENY, DENY, DENY!!!



  16. John
    5:19 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    Matt needs to Print T-shirts A picture of Jurich in a mock turtleneck on it, along with the caption “I’m Mr. Man-Boobs.”



  17. BluKudzu
    5:28 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.
    It works both ways.
    Petrino can claim he had no knowledge, but he does not have proof he had no knowledge. Keep that in mind, Jurich and Petrino.
    There does seem to be quite a bit of damning evidence against the University of Louisville specific to the lack of institutional control. That assertion can’t be dismissed, ever.



    • Megan
      10:52 am December 17, 2016 Permalink

      Let’s not put the burden on Petrino to prove his innocence. We don’t usually follow inquisitional justice in this country.



  18. kyle heavy
    6:04 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    The only person who should be suspended is Petrino. Point blank. Period.



  19. RealCatsFan
    7:01 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    Here, let me translate that for you:

    Tom Said: “Two days ago, I announced that our co-offensive coordinator, Lonnie Galloway, received information from Tommy Elrod of Wake Forest concerning information that belonged to Wake Forest.”

    Actually means: “Two days ago, I put my foot in my mouth when I was arrogant enough to completely brush off the actions of my cheating football coaches.”

    Tom Said: “Since then, we have carefully and thoroughly reviewed what took place following the receipt of information from Wake Forest on their investigation. I have also been in regular contact with the Commissioner of the ACC. Coach Petrino has been firm that on the two occasions in which he previously commented on the matter, he did not know about the information provided at that time.”

    Actually means: “Since then, the national media has been absolutely tearing me a new one, and I think the ACC is going to lay the wood on us. Bobby has kept right on lying about the whole thing too.”

    Tom Said: “It is clear to me that the information should not have been shared by anyone at Wake Forest and it should not have been received by anyone at the University of Louisville. Although no one from Louisville sought the information, once it was provided, we did not do what should have been done. The information should not have been accepted. It should have been rejected and officials at Wake Forest should have been alerted to the inappropriate action taken by Mr. Elrod.”

    Actually means: “We fuked up. Big time.”

    Tom Said: “As a result, I am suspending Coach Galloway from participation in the Citrus Bowl, effective immediately. We will also accept any actions in which Commissioner John Swofford deems appropriate.”

    Actually means: “To try to ward off the wolves, I am going to whack Coach Galloway as my fall guy, because me and Bobby are buds. In fact, I thought about suspending the entire women’s basketball team, but I kind of like what Walz said about participation awards the other night. He’s my kind of guy. Please don’t whack us too hard, ACC. Remember UNC!”

    Tom Said: “This is an unusual situation. When someone receives information they should not be given, it is important that they do the right thing. Even in a competitive atmosphere, the right and ethical thing would have been for us to not accept the information. I regret very much that this took place.”

    Actually means: “This is an unusual situation at most schools, but scandalous crap like this goes on all the time here at da Ville. We know what would have been the ethical thing to do, but c’mon, are you kidding me? Ethical? Me? L1C4!! HaHaHaHaHa!”



    • CATandMONKEY
      7:26 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

      Great take- did not know you spoke Parsletongue.



  20. gottodoit
    7:58 pm December 16, 2016 Permalink

    For a blistering condemnation of how Jurich mishandled Louisville’s response to their latest scandal, read the sports section in Friday’s USAToday.

    In my opinion, these two stories as much as anything prompted Jurich to backtrack from his original ‘analysis’ of the situation.



  21. UK Big Bored Update
    8:58 am December 17, 2016 Permalink

    uavel’s 2 of 3 Arrogant Bastiges!

    Juricheater & Cheatrino.

    The Dirty birds are FOUL indeed!



    • Megan
      10:58 am December 17, 2016 Permalink

      Should we be concerned that you’re repeating yourself?



  22. Cat68
    9:21 am December 17, 2016 Permalink

    This just in…even the interim president at ‘that school’ has decided to leave. Smart man though – saw the last wheel coming off. Time to search for another leader whose name ends in “o” – Let’s see…Petrino, Pintino, and….. Dumbo – probably as qualified as the other hires.



  23. mcp157
    2:03 pm December 18, 2016 Permalink

    U of L’s athletic director is corrupt. He has a professional sports team owner’s, Al Davis, philosophy, just win baby. Professionally that’s okay but universities are supposed to be molding the adults of the future. Dirty Birds for sure!