How Many Syllables, Mario?

Okay, the title is an obscure quote from the movie, circa late 60s, early 70s, “Putney Swope.”

My point being that everybody I know with even the slightest interest in U of L football is asking anybody who might have once sat next to Tom Jurich at Lake Forest CC’s 19th Hole if they have a clue who Louisville’s next coach is going to be.

Remember now, those of you playing along at home, Steve Kragthorpe is still the head coach. And he’s got a mighty handsome buyout that will need to be paid. If, that is, TJ pulls the plug after the season.

At today’s news conference, U of L’s the-buck-stops-here Offensive Coordinator/ Burgeoning Comedian gave this answer to a question that actually broached the subject everybody wants the answer to: “I have no idea what my future holds, I have no idea what tomorrow holds. I’m planning on being here. I’m not going any place voluntarily, so if it’s involuntarily — I can’t answer that question.”

Allow me to translate that into RealSpeak for you: “Show me the money!!!”

Frankly, who can blame him.

Anyhow, my reliable source, who has reappeared after going underground for way too long, is talking like a man who knows there will be a change. He confirms what I wrote weeks ago, that the new coach will be somebody not mentioned yet. Even the names I’ve tossed out. He says it will be somebody young, energetic — a diamond in the rough — with lots of recruiting connections in the state of Florida.

And it will not be, ahem, Jon Gruden.

– Seedy K


  1. gnash001
    Posted November 16, 2009 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    They’ve got an opening at WKU. Maybe they’ll pick up the buy out. Yeah. Right.

  2. Michael
    Posted November 17, 2009 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Seedy, what do you think happens if TJ gives him one more year????? I hope he’s gone, but I have a bad feeling he’ll be walking the sidelines and you’ll be able to hear his conversation on the headset from the nosebleed section due to no one being in the oven.

  3. Seedy K
    Posted November 17, 2009 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    I think, if by some miracle, Louisville wins its next two games, there’s a 50-50 chance he returns. If so, I figure the season ticket attrition at 40%. Those figures are based on a hunch, nothing scientific. If he stays and turns it around, a lot of us will be eating crow. If it’s more of the same, that guy who keeps promoting his Bag Krag shtick might actually get a large number of folks to start doing it. That said, I don’t see how we can beat both Rutgers and South Florida. In which I surely believe he’ll be gone, but don’t think TJ has made that final decision . . . yet.

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