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Petrino at it again

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A South Carolina high school has banned Louisville’s Bobby Petrino from recruiting its players after the Cardinals yanked a scholarship away from the team’s star running back this week.
It was first reported incorrectly that former UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, now in the same position with Louisville, made the call pulling the scholarship on Monday to running back Matt Colburn of South Carolina’s Dutch Fork High School. It was Louisville assistant Tony Grantham who made that call.

“Louisville is only going to hurt themselves doing this. Everybody knows not just what a good player Matt is but what a good person he is. That is not the way to do business and if that’s the way to do business we don’t want to deal with them.
“He (Petrino) won’t be able to recruit my school anymore and I imagine there will be some other coaches that will say the same thing. Trust factor is just not there. They’ve known about these three DBs wanting to go to the NFL for weeks now. To use that as an excuse doesn’t hold water with me.”[/quote]

A leopard never changes his spots...

Who on this forum wanted Petrino?

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  • [link=http://recruiting.blog.ajc.com/2015/02/03/south-carolina-high-school-bans-louisvilles-bobby-petrino-todd-grantham/]http://recruiting.blog.aj...petrino-todd-grantham/[/link]
    A South Carolina high school has banned Louisville’s Bobby Petrino from recruiting its players after the Cardinals yanked a scholarship away from the team’s star running back this week.
    It was first reported incorrectly that former UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, now in the same position with Louisville, made the call pulling the scholarship on Monday to running back Matt Colburn of South Carolina’s Dutch Fork High School. It was Louisville assistant Tony Grantham who made that call.

    “Louisville is only going to hurt themselves doing this. Everybody knows not just what a good player Matt is but what a good person he is. That is not the way to do business and if that’s the way to do business we don’t want to deal with them.
    “He (Petrino) won’t be able to recruit my school anymore and I imagine there will be some other coaches that will say the same thing. Trust factor is just not there. They’ve known about these three DBs wanting to go to the NFL for weeks now. To use that as an excuse doesn’t hold water with me.”

    A leopard never changes his spots...

    Who on this forum wanted Petrino?

    Go Blue!!
  • Just win baby!!!! [;)]
     
    Seriously though, Les Miles and Nick Saban have all done these things. It's the SEC way. Not saying it's right but it happens.
  • [link=http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/05/bobby-petrino-still-not-a-man-of-his-word/]http://profootballtalk.nb...not-a-man-of-his-word/[/link]
    In the NFL world, Bobby Petrino’s reputation for not being a man of his word stems mostly from his decision to abandon the Falcons during his only season as their head coach and take a job at Arkansas. In the college football world, Petrino’s reputation for not being a man of his word goes much deeper than that.

    There was the time Petrino gave his mistress a job in the Arkansas athletic department, then engaged in a cover-up after questions were raised when he crashed his motorcycle with her on the back. There was the time Petrino took a job as an assistant at Auburn without even bothering to tell his boss (Tom Coughlin) that he was leaving his previous job. There was the time he went behind the backs of his bosses at Louisville in an attempt to get Auburn to fire his former boss (Tommy Tuberville) and get himself hired in Tuberville’s place. There was the time Petrino quit Louisville six months after signing a 10-year contract extension and promising he wasn’t going anywhere.

    And now we have the recruitment of Matt Colburn.

    Colburn is a running back at Dutch Fork High School in South Carolina. Eight months ago, Colburn committed to play for Petrino at Louisville. (Petrino is in his second stint as Louisville’s head coach; you can be forgiven if you’re having trouble keeping up with all the twists and turns in Petrino’s career path.) Colburn is considered a three-star prospect: A very good football player, although not the kind of elite talent who has scholarship offers from all the top football schools across the country. At the time that Colburn committed, Louisville seemed like a good fit for him.

    But it turned out that Louisville had more good players commit to this year’s class than they were expecting. So many good players that they couldn’t fit them all under the scholarship limit. So instead of telling some of the new kids who have come along, “Sorry, but we don’t have any more scholarships to give,” this week Petrino decided that Colburn — who shut down his own recruiting eight months ago when he committed to Louisville — wouldn’t have a scholarship to enroll at Louisville in the fall after all.

    That’s a lousy way to treat a kid who made a commitment to your football program, and it leaves Colburn in limbo. The other schools that had been recruiting Colburn moved on when he announced his commitment to Louisville eight months ago, and they’ve now reached their own scholarship limits and no longer have a scholarship to offer him — and unlike Petrino, those other coaches won’t kick another kid to the curb to make room. So Colburn is now scrambling to find another college to attend.

    Oh, and did I mention that Petrino didn’t even have the guts to tell Colburn himself? Petrino had an assistant coach make the call to inform Colburn that he won’t be getting a scholarship to Louisville this year.

    Colburn’s high school coach, Tom Knotts, is furious and says he and some other high school coaches have decided they will no longer work with Petrino when he wants to recruit their players.

    “I tell my players when you commit, you commit,” Knotts told the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. “That’s what a commitment is. Matt’s been committed for eight months. It’s irritating that men can do this. He’s just a boy, a young man. He doesn’t know how to understand it. He’s very upset. Some things have opened up but that’s not the way it should be. It’s not right. Louisville is only going to hurt themselves doing this. Everybody knows not just what a good player Matt is but what a good person he is. That is not the way to do business and if that’s the way to do business we don’t want to deal with them. [Petrino] won’t be able to recruit my school anymore and I imagine there will be some other coaches that will say the same thing. Trust factor is just not there.”

    At this point, anyone who puts trust in Petrino is just asking to be betrayed. Unfortunately, Petrino is still in a position where kids who don’t know better are vulnerable to his dishonesty.

    Go Blue!!

  • [link=http://recruiting.blog.ajc.com/2015/02/03/south-carolina-high-school-bans-louisvilles-bobby-petrino-todd-grantham/]http://recruiting.blog.aj...petrino-todd-grantham/[/link]
    A South Carolina high school has banned Louisville’s Bobby Petrino from recruiting its players after the Cardinals yanked a scholarship away from the team’s star running back this week.
    It was first reported incorrectly that former UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, now in the same position with Louisville, made the call pulling the scholarship on Monday to running back Matt Colburn of South Carolina’s Dutch Fork High School. It was Louisville assistant Tony Grantham who made that call.

    “Louisville is only going to hurt themselves doing this. Everybody knows not just what a good player Matt is but what a good person he is. That is not the way to do business and if that’s the way to do business we don’t want to deal with them.
    “He (Petrino) won’t be able to recruit my school anymore and I imagine there will be some other coaches that will say the same thing. Trust factor is just not there. They’ve known about these three DBs wanting to go to the NFL for weeks now. To use that as an excuse doesn’t hold water with me.”

    A leopard never changes his spots...

    Who on this forum wanted Petrino?

    Go Blue!!
    Wasn't me!![:D]
  • I really hope this kid gets picked up by someone who annually plays Louisville.  You wanna talk about the ultimate chip on a shoulder type player, this guy will be it.  Bet he lives and breathes football to prove himself!
     
    GO BLUE!
  • Not to defend Petrino, but what is the difference here of a kid who is supposedly committed to a school and that coach is hoping on that kid to honor his commitment and then on signing day, the kid announces he's signing with another school?
     
     

  • Not to defend Petrino, but what is the difference here of a kid who is supposedly committed to a school and that coach is hoping on that kid to honor his commitment and then on signing day, the kid announces he's signing with another school?

     
    This si just my take on that; the integrity of an 18 year old kid isn't nearly as developed as what you would think a head coach's is or should be.

  • Not to defend Petrino, but what is the difference here of a kid who is supposedly committed to a school and that coach is hoping on that kid to honor his commitment and then on signing day, the kid announces he's signing with another school?


    This si just my take on that; the integrity of an 18 year old kid isn't nearly as developed as what you would think a head coach's is or should be.

    The stakes are different for the kid. This kid got left out in the cold. The team that loses a recruit is not impacted nearly as much. They can fill that position with another player. It may not be the one they wanted, but losing your scholarship when other teams have already given theirs out is devastating.

  • Not to defend Petrino, but what is the difference here of a kid who is supposedly committed to a school and that coach is hoping on that kid to honor his commitment and then on signing day, the kid announces he's signing with another school?


    This si just my take on that; the integrity of an 18 year old kid isn't nearly as developed as what you would think a head coach's is or should be.
     
    This wouldn't be an issue for a Bama fan...this is common practice for schools in the SEC  Your coaches do it all the time and you would bitch if they didn't.
     
    GO BLUE!
  • What do you expect from a fan of a team that has Saban as a coach?

  • [link=http://recruiting.blog.ajc.com/2015/02/03/south-carolina-high-school-bans-louisvilles-bobby-petrino-todd-grantham/]http://recruiting.blog.aj...petrino-todd-grantham/[/link]
    Who on this forum wanted Petrino?

    Go Blue!!
     
    That would be me. It seems you have trouble letting things go SD.
     
    How many scholarships do you suppose were offered & then pulled this year across CFB? Dozens certainly 100'S probably, you'll have to sit down & do the leg work on this one as I have better things to do. But of course this one involved Petrino & gave you a reason to climb back up on your high horse. To be honest I'm surprised you were able to pull your head out of Harbaugh's ass long enough to enjoy the view. Though I did notice the lump in his throat has gotten smaller so you must have removed your nose. Enjoy the fresh air my man, maybe try & find a woman or something else to focus on besides me & Petrino. However I am enjoying the rent free space I own in your head, it's nice that you think of me so much you'd start an entire thread in my honor. That's not creepy or a little sad at all.
  • Ah yes.  More high RPM-low IQ stuff from Jabes.  You have better things to do?  It would appear not.  And the only creepy thing here is your flip-boy obsession with Petrino.  "Me and my Bobby P" by Jabes0623. 
  • Imagine TK23 showing up here to parrot & pile on. I'm just amazed you didn't brag about being in some board meeting in a 10 trillion $ office with Obama & Putin asking for your sage advice & boundless wisdom. It's amazing someone as important as you has the time & inclination to show up here & parrot the popular opinion. You're the ultimate yes man & otherwise useless.

    At least SD is original & mildly entertaining, your...well saying it would get me banned & I've come to enjoy these little chats.
  • Jabes0623 wrote:

    Imagine TK23 showing up here to parrot & pile on. I'm just amazed you didn't brag about being in some board meeting in a 10 trillion $ office with Obama & Putin asking for your sage advice & boundless wisdom. It's amazing someone as important as you has the time & inclination to show up here & parrot the popular opinion. You're the ultimate yes man & otherwise useless.

    At least SD is original & mildly entertaining, your...well saying it would get me banned & I've come to enjoy these little chats.
    Surprised you haven't been already.  I mean, what is it you actually contribute to this forum???
  • umgoblue14 wrote:

    ^^^^ Really Jabes?????
    Really.
     
    It's amazing SD starts a call out thread & when the person he calls out shows up you all get hot & bothered.
  • Jabes0623 wrote:
    umgoblue14 wrote:

    ^^^^ Really Jabes?????
    Really.

    It's amazing SD starts a call out thread & when the person he calls out shows up you all get hot & bothered.
     
    Actually I think SD was being more sarcastic than anything when he posted this. He knew it was you but didn't feel the need to call you out; we all knew it was you, yet YOU are the one who felt the need to go (way!) above and beyond with your comments above. TK is right- you don't really bring much to the board other than a dissenting opinion and negative spew. You just assume that the rest of us think everything is rainbows and unicorns, which isn't true. But most of us do think the glass is half full. Life is more enjoyable that way.
  • The difference being that recruits at Alabama know very early on in the recruiting process if they are to be greyshirted so they can choose whether or not they commit.

    Haters gonna hate.

  • The difference being that recruits at Alabama know very early on in the recruiting process if they are to be greyshirted so they can choose whether or not they commit.

    Haters gonna hate.
    That's what you tell yourselves in order to sleep at night eh? Actually I doubt most Alabama fans care.
  • Jabes0623 wrote:

    That would be me. It seems you have trouble letting things go SD.

    How many scholarships do you suppose were offered & then pulled this year across CFB? Dozens certainly 100'S probably, you'll have to sit down & do the leg work on this one as I have better things to do. But of course this one involved Petrino & gave you a reason to climb back up on your high horse. To be honest I'm surprised you were able to pull your head out of Harbaugh's ass long enough to enjoy the view. Though I did notice the lump in his throat has gotten smaller so you must have removed your nose. Enjoy the fresh air my man, maybe try & find a woman or something else to focus on besides me & Petrino. However I am enjoying the rent free space I own in your head, it's nice that you think of me so much you'd start an entire thread in my honor. That's not creepy or a little sad at all.

    Doesn't matter how many times you lather and rinse a greaseball. Sometimes you just have to flush it down the drain and be done with it.

    Go Blue!!
  • "He came in and said he resigned, he would talk to us all at a later date, walked out of the office and no one has ever talked to him since. Not that anybody wanted to.

    "He's a gutless bastard. Quote that. I don't give a s**t."

    Pitino banging the wife of his equipment manager in a restaurant. Petrino banging young women he put on staff. Louisville alumni must be awfully proud of the standards set for working in the athletic department.

    Go Blue!!
  • Jabes, you love Petrino so much why just hang with the UL bloggers and root for the Cards. You will then have a crowd of fans for whom winning and only winning matters and to hell with anything that may attempt to reach some level of integrity . BTW, did notice his brother did the right thing at Idaho with a scholarship athlete who has a huge tumor on his hip. BROTHER will let the kid keep his scholarship.
  • Can we talk much on this? we basically did the same thing to Barnett Maybe not quite as bad as he had other options and wasn't a long standing commit bu and in our case it was due to some miscommunications but He commited to Us then on flight home was told sry that offer wasn't commitable we dropped him then WSU dropped him because he commited to us. 

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