Bobby Petrino: Still a Scumbag

By DJ Byrnes on January 13, 2014 at 10:51a
Scumbag Bobby Petrino

When Louisville took back Bobby Petrino like a sap taking back the hot girl who repeatedly cheated on him, Petrino was quick to declare he is a changed man. It probably won't shock anyone outside of Louisville's Board of Trustees that Bobby Petrino is up to his old tricks again.

But hey, these kids are just pawns to a guy like Bobby Petrino, right?  Just taking advantage of the same rulebook that allowed him to slither across the NCAA landscape for all those years. 

(And for the record: Urban Meyer honored every one of Jim Tressel and Luke Fickell's commits.)

Source: @jeffgreer_cj

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buckifishr's picture

Sounds like the same story we heard when Tuberville took over at Cincy.

ABrown07's picture

old habits die hard.... too bad the student-athletes are the ones who have to pay for it.

I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people.

-Woody Hayes


Watch Gresham sign with an ACC school and he comes back and utterly destroys UL at some point.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

labuck's picture

He will probably sign with Texas and follow Strong.  Which by the way is where he committed first along with D. Knox.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

That's my guess as well.

DefendOhio's picture

And Tressel is the bad guy who can't coach in the NCAA. Have to love the hypocrisy. 

Hovenaut's picture

^ - comment of the day right there, well put.

AndyVance's picture

And Tressel is the bad guy who can't coach in the NCAA. Have to love the hypocrisy.

This is why I actively root against the Seahawks and Eagles on Sunday: while Pete Carroll and Chip Kelly are raking in millions as head coaches in the NFL, Coach Tressel is the vice president of student happiness at a MAC school, and we can all agree that the violations that occurred on his watch paled in comparison to what happend at USC and are at least no worse than what happened at Oregon.
The moral of the story? Deny, deny, deny, then get out of town one step ahead of the sheriff.

BTwrestle04's picture

Not to mention Tressel's suspension with the Colts. What a joke....

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Dirty, low class move...
Certainly you would think a guy on Pertrinos pay scale could very politely/politically/calculated "steer" a kid to commit elsewhere or change his mind over time...Or at least know how to play the game better.  And if not, you need to honor that the kid wants to be a Cardinal.  Nobody has a crystal ball, maybe he'll turn into a James Laurinaitis for you, maybe not...either way, there is more benefit to being a stand up man versus a weasly, selfish dirt nugget.
I almost feel bad for Louisville...but fool me once, shame on you...fool me twice, shame on me.
I hope Petrino crashes and burns.  What a piece of poo.

RCRoy45's picture

I'm not a huge Petrino fan... and I admire UM3 and JT greatly.. but I am fairly certain that Dantonio did this when he got to Cincinnati as well.  I think Dantonio is a stand up guy as well... I don't think its unheard of.  Am I crazy?

“And in the night of death, hope sees a star and listening love hears the rustle of a wing.”

Joebobb's picture

Dantonio did not do this at Cincinnati, it was Brian Kelly who did it when he took over for Dantonio. Ultimately, he accepted every one of Dantonio's recruits but he put them on notice at the beginning that their scholarships and commitment were not guaranteed and that he would decide if he wanted the commit in the program.

RCRoy45's picture

well then.. I stand corrected... I had thought that I read that happened.... now that you mention it I do seem to remember Kelly doing that (along with other odd things like insisting on coaching their bowl game right when he was hired.. but he won.. so I guess I can't really pooh pooh it .. but it was strange).  I think there was an Ohio running back that got caught up in this (delbert fergueson from Ursiline??)... I think he even tried to go to Wazzu of all places and that didn't work out for him... nonetheless...  thank you for the info. 

“And in the night of death, hope sees a star and listening love hears the rustle of a wing.”

northcampus's picture

People I know/have met who interacted with Kelly/were involved in the football program at UC during his time at the school don't have fond memories of the guy. He won games. That's about all they want to remember about him. I'd have a tough time sending my kid to Notre Dame to play football (unless he had no other legit options) if Kelly was still in charge.

CC's picture

Lets be honest, Kelly isn't in the same universe of douchebaggery as Patrino.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

People I know/have met who interacted with Kelly/were involved in the football program at UC during his time at the school don't have fond memories of the guy.

I've heard the same from people I know in the UC athletic department. I'll even go so far as to say the above is a bit of an understatement. I can't remember anyone who was universally disliked to the same extent as Kelly was while at UC.

gobucks96's picture

Dantonio, did do this at UC. He "restarted" the recruiting process when he was hired. It was a rough start for him, and well documented in cincinnati...

Joebobb's picture

But he did end up taking everyone from what I remember.

gobucks96's picture

No. He dropped one player.. That was the hangup..

GoBucks713's picture

I'm glad he's out of Bowling Green KY. My little sisters just have to watch out for the local riff raff there now instead of eluding BP and the locals.

-The Aristocrats!

DJ Byrnes's picture

The best athlete out of Marion since probably 2005, Marion Harding's LJ Scott, is committed to Louisville. (Allegedly really liked Charlie Strong). 

I think he early enrolled too :(


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Danify's picture

Yeah, he early enrolled an day before Bobby Petrino was hired (Last Monday I believe). And yes I agree, best athlete I've seen out of Marion Harding in an decade last being Winters. I was amazed he didn't go to Michigan State or Wisconsin.

DLB1276's picture

So much for the whole "You're committing to the school, not the coach" BS.

razrback16's picture

Low-class pull indeed.

d5k's picture

Urban honored the Fickell commits but there was a ton of attrition out of that class.  I guess that comes along with the lack of familiarity and maybe some was just bad luck.  Some of those guys were actually Urban's 2-3 month whirlwind recruits like Joey O'Connor.

luckynutz's picture

If you look at that class, there was just as much attrition from the late guys as early. Perkins, o'connor, southward were all part of the late grabs. Roberts left for harvard...which is understandable. Blake thomas is a medical hardship. And najee murray was a disciplinary move from my understanding. So a lot of the pre-meyer kids are still around.

fanfarris's picture

Please do not compare Urban to Fickell. Urban broke OSU winning streak record while Fickell gave us the worst record in over a century .


luckynutz's picture

He wasn't comparing the two. He was comparing the petrino situation with what happened here when meyer took over. Give it a rest. 2011 happened.

While we are on the subject though, lets be real. Fickell inherited a mess...3 key offensive pieces suspended. One bolted the program to avoid the suspension. He was thrust into the HC job with no experience. Amidst the program being burned at the stake by everyone imagineable at the time. And with no qb with any real game experience. He was trying to hold everything together internally, and trying to get the team ready to play. Not to mention he spent the whole season being asked questions about the NCAA, tatgate and having to hear people talk about who would be the new head coach the following year. For all the flak he takes for the poor record that year, no one ever stops to think about the fact he wasn't ready to be the head coach. And everything he went through just to keep everything from coming apart at the seams. Give the man the credit he deserves for holding together the class, save one extremely vocal turdbag, and for keeping the team together. Without him stepping up to the plate, meyer could have inherited an extremely toxic situation.

Thomas's picture

Once a class act, always a class act. The NCAA allows coaches to come a go as they please, college athletes get lost in the madness.

bigbadbuck's picture

Bobby is about Bobby and no one else, period.

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, its a war room

ScarletNGrey01's picture

It's just Bobby being Bobby.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

rkylet83's picture

Kid looks pretty solid.  Could make a great power back.  I'd love to see him take off some place and haunt him for 4 years!

cajunbuckeye's picture

Petrino will drop you faster than a .....

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

Earle's picture

blonde off a Harley.

Snarkies gonna snark. 

JLBNYC's picture

I've said it before and I'll say it again -- LSUfreek is a F**kin genius! Does he ever miss?!

niblick's picture

if you havent seen the one he did last week for charlie strong to texas a la blazing saddles, youre gonna love it lol

JLBNYC's picture

Yes!  that one was awesome. His take on the Sugar Bowl was another good one

PittBuckeye's picture

Sounds about right for Petrino, just have to feel bad for the kid who wanted to go play there. Hope he turns out to have an awesome career.

dubjayfootball90's picture

what a freaking scumbag

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Barnsey69's picture

Oh Bobby...let him live.

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Crumb's picture

That's my only beef with Louisville (I'm from Cincy so we hear a lot about the Commonwealth of Kentucky's sports teams) their basketball team has a scumbag running their program and now their football team has a repeat scumbag running their program. I'm all for second chances in life but this kind of pushes it a little don't ya think?

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

Hello_Heisman's picture

I hear you on Pitino, but other than having a similar last name, he's nothing like Petrino.  Frankly, nobody is.  You can make fun of guys like Saban, Carroll, Chip Kelly and others, but when it comes to being a completely immoral human being in the coaching ranks, Bobby Petrino is in a class by himself.  I'd rather not have a football program to root for than have him coach my team.  He's the only head coach out there I would unequivocally say that about.

60% of the time it works.....every time

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Mike Price. He just wasn't successful enough to keep getting recycled. I'd also put Kiffin in the same ball park.

Crumb's picture

Pitino had a mistress a few years back who surfaced causing him trouble he gave her enough money to make sure he didn't father a child and to go away. Regardless of anything else and he stepped out on his wife and threw money at the problem till it went away, sounds like Petrino to me. Either way I don't like either one of em.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

fanfarris's picture

Lets face the facts.Big time College Football isn't about Style nor integrity these days.Its about Winning that translate into making Money


captain obvious's picture

I think Gresham was a 4 star FB and didnt fit the offense. It's still hard to figure out why Petrino couldnt find a spot on Louisville for him.
DE, LB, TE maybe?

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Deadly Nuts's picture

Wasn't Hyde a 4 Star FB?