Tuesday, December 07, 2004

He's out. And you're out, too. | by Jay

"And I don't think I'm in, either."

Well, Petrino's out. As Pat and I were discussing last night, this isn't really a great surprise. We all know Bobby's not long for Louisville, but he can only help his golden boy rep by pasting the Big East for a couple of years while waiting for a plum SEC job to open up. Why take a rebuilding mission under the Dome when you've got 1) the top offense in the country, 2) a weak schedule, 3) an easy path to the BCS, and 4) Brian Brohm about to take over?

(Sidenote: don't you love ESPN? The link to this article from their main page reads, "Luck of the Irish: Petrino staying in Louisville." They never miss a chance to tweak us.)

5 comments:

  1. Much, most, all? of the ESPN bashing is nothing more than business. ESPN and it's daddy ABC are both in the college football broadcast business. Of course they want ND/NBC to fail and fail miserably. That makes that many more viewers to watch SEC games, Big Ten games, who cares games. The more successful ND football is, the more viewers NBC gets, the more viewers ABC/ESPN loses, the more $$ both of them lose as well. Even big former ND linemen know who their boss is. I like to imagine the ESPN talking heads attached to strings that come down from the top of the studio, or sock puppets pretending to say things that are really being said by a real person with an arm and a voice. Of course, none of this makes it any easier to watch, so most of the time I don't. But knowing that it's business makes it easier to accept.

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  2. "How did Bob get such a great kitchen?"

    as you ask:
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    Why take a rebuilding mission under the Dome when you've got 1) the top offense in the country, 2) a weak schedule, 3) an easy path to the BCS, and 4) Brian Brohm about to take over?
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    Because they dont cast bronze statues of moderately sucessful Conference USA coaches. I think we have moved elsewhere and Petrino feathered his nest in respone.

    BTW. Nice site.

    BW

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  3. Hawkins is signing an extension at Boise State, also, so that is another 'prominent name' gone from the formerly long list and now short list (by default).

    I hear Tom Clements' name appearing more and more, especially in the local media. The only other names I hear are Alvarez and Weis.

    Weis is undere contract until the end of the Patriot's season, which just might be a few days before signing day, if the Pats go all the way (and this is a probability). Weis basically won't be available during the heat of the January/February recruiting season, and he really couldn't do both jobs at once. Bill Belichick is a defensive mind...he will need Weis as an offensive mind until the season is over. I just don't see Weis as a practical decision...or a realistic one.

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  4. "D":

    I'm pleased someone got the obscure reference.

    Although I guess if you know one of these references, you know them all.

    Exactly.

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