Atlanta Falcons Throwback Thursday: Matt Ryan

After a disastrous 2007 season that saw starting quarterback Michael Vick get sent to prison and head coach Bobby Petrino resign mid-season to take a job at the University of Arkansas, the Atlanta Falcons were in need of some stability.In came first-year general manager Thomas Dimitroff, the former director of college scouting for the New England Patriots, and head coach Mike Smith...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Picks Up Running Back That Was Previously Committed To Notre Dame

Photo: ESPNBobby Petrino and his staff picked up their roster addition of the week on Thursday afternoon. Mike Hughes of Inside The Ville reports that former Notre Dame & Arkansas commit, Jamel James, a 6-foot, 240-pound, running back will join the Louisville program as a preferred walk-on. James was originally a member of the 2013 recruiting class and committed to both Notre...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina high school bans Bobby Petrino after pulled scholarship

A South Carolina high school is pretty upset with Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino after he basically pulled the rug out from under a school running back that committed to the college last summer. Irmo (S.C.) Dutch Fork running back Matt Colburn's scholarship was pulled two days before National Signing Day. "He (Petrino) won't be able to recruit my school anymore, and I imagine...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisville Football National Signing Day Primer

Photo: Pete CautilliBobby Petrino will officially welcome this second recruiting class since taking over the Louisville football program for the second time on Wednesday. Petrino is expected to have a press conference at 4:30 this afternoon to discuss his latest class. We’ll be sure to keep updated. Here is a list of the players that are expected to sign with Louisville today....
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Oklahoma Targeting Garrick McGee To Become Their Next Offensive Coordinator

Photo: Pete CautilliTurnover within college football coaching staff’s is at an all time high these days. It’s actually very rare to keep an entire coaching staff intact in between seasons. Not only do some coaches get relieved of their duties, some also get better opportunities with other programs. As of right now, Bobby Petrino’s staff is still in place, but according to reports...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

A Louisville Quarterback Has Left The Program

Photo | Washington State AthleticsSince returning to the Louisville program last year, Bobby Petrino has added multiple quarterbacks to the roster. Anytime you’ve got an overcrowded position, it’s very common for one of maybe even multiple players to transfer. Less than a week after the 2014 season came to an end, we’ve learned that former Washington State quarterback Tyler...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisville mum on Belk Bowl quarterback

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Coach Bobby Petrino won't say who will start at quarterback for Louisville in the Belk Bowl. He will concede this: Both Reggie Bonnafon and Kyle Bolin will play against Georgia. ''We're going to let you see when they run out there who the starter is,'' Petrino said with a coy smile Monday. Bonnafon, a freshman, became Louisville's starter Nov. 8 after Will Gardner...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

When bowl results mean more for one school than another

It’s not as though dozens of bowl teams won’t be motivated. Yes, you’ll get the occasional “sulking bowl team” such as USC in the 2012 Sun Bowl against Georgia Tech, but in most cases, the “motivation factor” manifests itself in the form of the underdog that really, really wants to prove a point or make a memory. A perfect example of this is the 2014 Sun Bowl —...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Petrino’s First Recruiting Class Ranked Higher Than Any Of Charlie Strong’s

Photo: Pete Cautilli When Bobby Petrino replaced Charlie Strong in January most fans didn’t see there being much of a drop off. Petrino is a proven winner and had the winningest run of any Louisville coach during his first tenure with the program. With all that said, Charlie Strong took the program to a new level on the recruiting front. In his four seasons at Louisville, Strong...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bowl Season: 10 realistic bowl matchups we wanted to see… But won’t

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect Author @TheCoachBart There are about 800 bowls represented by 700 companies we have no idea even exist. So you’re bound to get some salty good matchups almost by default. However, you’re also bound to be on your porch with a bottle in a paper bag glass of wine gazing into the sky wondering if they’re thinking about you the way you’re...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Petrino grabs Kentucky assistant by shirt during scuffle

This year’s battle for the Governor’s Cup doesn’t kick off until noon, but we’ve already had a skirmish between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Louisville Cardinals. Somehow, players from both teams met up at midfield and exchanged words during warmups, which led to a minor scuffle between the Wildcats and the Cardinals. Check it out: Apparently even the coaching staffs...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wikipedia already knows Florida's next coach: It's Bobby Petrino!

The good people at Wikipedia aren't wasting any time with Florida's search for a new football coach (Will Muschamp plans to step down at season's end). The widely popular, but sometimes-lampooned Web site has already declared Louisville's Bobby Petrino as the Gators' new exhalted leader. Click here to see the humorous entry. And that, frankly, would probably shock the powers-at-be...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Football Picked Up Four Commitments On Friday

Photo: Pete Cautilli Friday Oct. 31 was the biggest recruting day for Bobby Petrino since he took over the Louisville football program for the second time in January. Petrino and his staff landed a total of four commitments on Friday. Dez Fitzpatrick, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver from Farmington, MI., was the first to pull the trigger on Louisville. The four star receiver...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU Has Everyone Rooting for Bobby Petrino

In the strangled moral universe that is college football, it's come to this -- everyone is rooting for Bobby Petrino's Louisville Cardinals to upset the Florida State Seminoles. That's a couple of weeks after every college football fan was rooting for Notre Dame to beat FSU. Yep, it's taken FSU's moral quagmire to turn Notre Dame into a embraceable team and Bobby Petrino into a saint...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Week Six College Football Polls: Louisville Receiving Votes In Both Polls

Photo: Pete Cautilli Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals haven’t been able to sneak back into the top 25 of each of the major polls (AP Poll & Coaches Poll), but fortunately they’re now receiving votes in both polls for the first time since the Virginia loss. After five weeks of football, the ACC isn’t doing so hot. Florida State is still ranked No. 1 the AP Poll...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Comparing Will Gardner’s Debut Performance To Previous Petrino Quarterbacks

Photo: Pete Cautilli Louisville starting quarterback Will Gardner wasn’t flawless in Monday’s season opener, but overall, I thought he played just fine. As a matter of fact, after rewatching the game on TV last night, Gardner actually played better than I initially remembered. The Georgia native has some extremely large shoes to fill, considering he’s replacing arguably the...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Murray St.-Louisville Preview

Plenty has changed since Bobby Petrino left Louisville abruptly more than seven years ago, but his winning attitude and lofty expectations for the program certainly haven't. After the 25th-ranked Cardinals got Petrino's second tenure off to a solid start, they'll look to build on that performance as they host FCS-level Murray State on Saturday night. Petrino surprised Louisville...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Local Pizzeria Offering Up 'Penny a Point' Pizza if Arkansas Can Beat Auburn

Ever since Bobby Petrino left its been tough sledding for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Under John L. Smith they were just 4-8 in 2012 and last year they were not any better at 3-9 under Brett Bielema. The 2014 season is a new year though. With that comes a renewed hope for excellence and success in the coming year.A local pizzeria has so much hope in the team that they are willing to...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Bobby Petrino already feuding with his $5 million DC at Louisville?

According to a report, the new Bobby Petrino era at Louisville has already hit its first rough patch. As part of a notebook column published Monday, Sports Illustrated had a section on Louisville that reported new head coach Bobby Petrino is feuding with new defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. From SI's report: Sources with ties to the Cardinals’ football program and Petrino said...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville, Petrino begin second chapter together

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Other than grayer hair and a few wrinkles, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino doesn't look much different from his first go-round with the Cardinals. The 53-year-old quickly notes that he has changed in other ways. Humbled by an off-field incident resulting in his firing at Arkansas in April 2012, he understands that second chances don't come easy or often - particularly...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: A shock in Little Rock

There are just three weeks until college football season kicks off and one of the interesting debates is which team will get shocked in the first week or two. It happens every year and with the recent news on autonomy arriving for the Big 5 conferences, it’s important to remember that the teams outside of the Big 5 can still bring it when given the opportunity. Our Sun Belt preview...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: A shock in Little Rock

There are just three weeks until college football season kicks off and one of the interesting debates is which team will get shocked in the first week or two. It happens every year and with the recent news on autonomy arriving for the Big 5 conferences, it’s important to remember that the teams outside of the Big 5 can still bring it when given the opportunity. Our Sun Belt preview...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Petrino’s Return To Louisville Is One Of The Top Story-Lines In College Football

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect Maybe I’m biased, but in my opinion, Bobby Petrino’s return to Louisville didn’t get the attention it deserved. At least not for the right reasons. The majority of the national media only discussed the hire by mentioning that Louisville was taking a chance on someone who has made mistakes in the past. The nasty and abrupt exit from the Atlanta...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Unranked In The 2014 Preseason Coaches Poll

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect The 2014 College Football Preseason Poll was released on Thursday afternoon. I don’t consider it much of a surprise, but Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals were not featured in the top 25. It’s not that I don’t think this team is worthy of a top 25 vote, however most national projections show Louisville right outside of the top 25...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Football 2014: 10 Things You Need To Know

Welcome to Louisville, Bobby Petrino. Oops, sorry, we forgot you have been here before. It’s your third run with the Cardinals, in fact – second as head coach. We know the past few years have been a little odd for you with your stint in the NFL, then your bolt back to college and then your transgression with a former employee at Arkansas. Now, you come home to a place where you...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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