Bobby Petrino trainwreck going on at Louisville...

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    Stories coming out of Louisville that Petrino and DC Todd Grantham (former UGA DC) are butting heads and causing infighting (sound familiar? Pease/Davis?):

    From SI:

    Bobby Petrino says he’s changed. But in reporting a story about the new Louisville coach that is in SI’s college football preview, it appears Petrino is still just as difficult to work and play for. Sources with ties to the Cardinals’ football program and Petrino said there’s significant friction between Petrino and feisty defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. The two have feuded often since Grantham’s hiring in January.


    So much that one source insists Petrino would have already gotten rid of Grantham if not for his guaranteed five-year contract that pays him nearly $1 million annually. He came to Louisville after four seasons as Georgia’s defensive coordinator. “He’s stuck with him,” a source said.


    So much that one source insists Petrino would have already gotten rid of Grantham if not for his guaranteed five-year contract that pays him nearly $1 million annually. He came to Louisville after four seasons as Georgia’s defensive coordinator. “He’s stuck with him,” a source said.


    There’s also still lingering dissension among players about Petrino’s arrival. Some were so unhappy with Petrino’s frigid, explicit demeanor that they considered leaving early for the NFL’s supplemental draft in June according to one source.


    “He’s a mean guy,” said Jamaine Brooks, a former Louisville defensive tackle who left this past spring. “He cusses you out. You’re never doing enough. He’s still Bobby Mother------- Petrino.”
    Brooks initially supported Petrino’s hiring, which he quickly came to regret. “The way he came in doing business I didn’t like it,” Brooks said. “The way he treated people. He just wasn’t a good coach.”


    http://www.si.com/college-football/2014/08/18/inside-read-college-football-playoff-todd-gurley
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    Could you imagine how dysfunctional the Gators would be with such negative energy leading the pack? Doesn't sound like a great Head coach to be butting heads with the Defensive Coordinator. They're better off with a new coach who can get them excited to play again, I'm sure their athletes are second-guessing how much they can enjoy college ball.
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    I thought that Petrino needed a few more years, and maybe coaching steps, through the contrition tour to get a shot such as Louisville. But there is a "win now" mentality out there and not that many proven coaches.
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    He was their HC 2003-2006.

    I would not want my kid to play for Petrino.
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    I forgot that. That is even more bizarre. Kind of like us wanting Meyer back next year.
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    He would still be at Arky if he hadn't diddled his employee.
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    Please, no! I love the 2 NCs BUT…..Have a nice life;)
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    He will do well, I am sure this is overblown. Lots of haters out there, don't believe everything you read or see on tv people.
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    I won't try to defend Petrino but I know that Grantham is a total douchebag. And I'm sure Petrino's style isn't right for some kids but some kids thrive with an in-your-face coach. No doubt some kids will leave the UL program.

    Like him or not, Petrino is a damn good college football coach and Louisville will win and Petrino will probably be a hot commodity in the next couple of seasons. And don't be surprised if things don't work out in the next season or two with Muschamp, if Petrino doesn't at least end up being a candidate for the Gator job.
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    Do you honestly think that Foley would consider Petrino a candidate? A guy with his character would never be a Gator.
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    I'm just happy he's not at Tennessee. Along with Malzahn and Sumlin, Petrino is a serious offensive guru, and with the talent the Vols can acquire, he would be dangerous there.

    As for his DC, there is nothing to see here, ass Grantham is a douchebag. Remember his choke gesture to our kicker Christy? I despise him more.
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    Dunno. Let's go 6-6 with another 100th ranked offense and find out, especially if Petrino goes there and immediately produces a top ten offense. The guy could produce explosive offenses at freaking Arkansas, and he took a team entirely dedicated to the run and made them a passing offense.

    As for hard-ass coaches chasing off malcontents, I seem to recall Saban, Spurrier, Meyer and many other sweethearts doing exactly what was described in that article.

    Petrino has nothing to prove to me.
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    There were some here that wanted this nut job.
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    And Arkansas wouldn't have been a 4-8 and 3-9 team the past two years...
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    If you believe the reports, he was one of the leading candidates when Meyer was hired, and again when Muschamp was hired.
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    OK, but I'm talking NOW after all the drama he's been through. BEFORE he fiddled his employee and was fired, he didn't do much or anything at all for anyone to question his character and integrity. He would not be a candidate NOW or in the near future.
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    Petrino & Leach were the 2 coaches I didn't want to see come to the SEC.

    Petrino is a trainwreck, but the guy is a heck of a football coach. Offensive players want to play for him.

    Not sure why he paid Grantham $1 million/year. Another very poor judgement/decision by Petrino.
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    Petrino is not going to coach here, and we are not going 6-6.
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    I don;t think we will, either, but if that scenario plays out, the noise for an offensive-oriented coach will be deafening. If Petrino builds a top offense with a new QB at Louisville, many Gators will want him, I don;t care WHAT type of douchebag we have.

    Since 1980, we had:

    * A great coach who never saw a rule he couldn't bend;
    * A Hall of Fame coach who would chew out players on the sidelines, throw sarcastic barbs at loser when he won, and whine and cry about winners when he lost;
    * An overwhelmed coach who charged the hill against a frat house;
    * Another Hall of Fame coach who was ruthless, recruited thugs, then got overwhelmed by the Great O&B machine;
    * Another overwhelmed coach who screams and fights blackboards.

    Petrino would seem to fit right in. We don't LIKE placid competence at Florida...:D
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    Doesn't matter.

    Had sex.
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