Monday, December 06, 2004

Petrino update | by Michael

Big news from Louisville. Just a few small quotes but big in meaning.

Petrino doesn't have to wait until after the bowl game to talk to other schools. Great news, though with Petrino's past you can't say for certain whether he would have adhered to that rule anyway...

Petrino is my personal choice. He is a brilliant Xs and Os offensive mind who also happens to be a relentless recruiter. Up until this article, the AD had been adamant that all contact would have to wait until after their bowl game. When John L. Smith was at Louisville a few years ago, word leaked out during halftime of their bowl game against Marshall that he was leaving for Michigan State. Understandably so, the AD wants to avoid something like that happening again.

So at least now, ND wouldn't have to wait until January 1st to talk to Petrino, which would have killed recruiting. And if Petrino isn't interested, or if ND becomes uninterested after talking with him, they can quickly move on to the next target.