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Why Louisville Football Fell So Hard When Petrino Left

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by bombay, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. bombay

    bombay Club Member Club Member

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  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    and exactly why we should hire him.
     
  3. OrangeBowl

    OrangeBowl Club Member Club Member

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    Interesting stuff
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    You see it at Arkansas. He is able to hold a group of guys together who are dysfunctional head cases without him.
     
  5. aeroxx

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    The basic argument of the article: Petrino recruited well, believed in offensive precision, left player development to position coaches, refused to conduct drug-testing, and kept his players under lock-and-key.

    The implication is that his players never learned self-discipline and never believed in his approach enough to continue it after he left. In combination with the stifling atmosphere that Petrino created (while also hypocrically breaking his own rules) long-term problems ensued. It is not at all surprising that the WR had a terrible senior year, and then turned to crime.

    This is the same story, over and over again in college football. Coach Embree was wise not to pursue this short-sighted approach, so that CU does not end up with a dead program like Florida, Miami, Nebraska, etc.

    Who wants to win a national championship if the natural result is that the program falls into irrelevancy for the next decade?
     
  6. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Better than falling into irrelevancy for the next decade without winning anything at all...
     
  7. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Ummm, I'm pretty sure we're the most obvious definition of a "dead program".
     
  8. BuffaloChuck

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    The credit-cards-in-mail stopped arriving. That's why.
     
  9. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    :lol: I love allbuffs.
     
  10. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Uhhh, what?
     
  11. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    I wish aeroxx would post more.
     
  12. buffs04

    buffs04 Well-Known Member

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    I think I'll just leave this here...
     
  13. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    No way. I'm glad you caught that.
     
  14. manhattanbuf

    manhattanbuf Well-Known Member

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    1. Slider -- who's the hottie with the great side boob in your sig? I've always wanted to ask, but never gotten around to it.

    2. Florida is NOT irrelevant. They're only #11 in the country and 4-0 heading into the teeth of their SEC schedule. They had to rebuild a bit after Urb left, but they were never irrelevant.

    3. Miami is also not irrelevant. They're also atop their division in the ACC.

    4. Nebraska is having a down year for their standards starting out at 3-1 and poised to compete for a serious bowl.

    I only wish we were as irrelevant as those programs!
     
  15. CVilleBuff

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    Miami is irrelevant and has been for a long time. Never even sniffed winning the ACC Coastal Division.
     
  16. Highlander

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    That analogy works. It is identical to CU being on top of the PAC12 South division.
     

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