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Bobby Petrino is Bobby Petrino.

I may owe Todd Grantham an apology for thinking that he hauled ass out of Athens for purely mercenary reasons.  After seeing that Petrino went for it on fourth-and-four leading by forty-five points in the third quarter against Murray State, it may be simply that Todd found a head coach he could really believe in.

Let’s just say that’s something I doubt we’d ever see happen in Athens.

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I’ve got you under my skin.

Tyler catches this “ah, he wasn’t that bad” piece about Grantham that almost reads like something a troll would post in a comment thread here and has some fun with it.  But there’s something bigger I’m curious about.  It’s obvious we’ve got a few Georgia bloggers following Louisville’s season with interest, but is there more general interest than just us?  How many of you are going to add Louisville watching as a hobby this season?

Maybe I should add a recurring defensive comparison post to the blog this year.

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“laughable”

Yes, it is, Bobby.

“I have the utmost respect for Todd. I think he’s an expert at everything he does on defense. It’s great having him here because of his intensity, his knowledge, and with me being able to work on offense and him run the entire defense.

“We have a great relationship. We have the utmost respect for each other. We’re having a really good time in camp and I see our players getting better and smarter on defense every day.”

Remember, those kids were coached by Strong and Bedford last season.

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But they were getting along so nicely.

With the SI.com story about the Petrino-Grantham friction going viral, in the spirit of Lyndon Johnson, all I can say is that I don’t care if it’s true.  I just want to hear them deny it.

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UPDATE:  Here’s Grantham’s reaction(h/t Jeff Schultz)

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UPDATE #2:  Problem?  There’s no problem.

Using Sports Illustrated’s standard, a source close to the program told me on Tuesday there is “no feud” between Petrino and Grantham and that the head coach does not consider himself “stuck” with Grantham and his five-year contract worth nearly $5 million.

“I’ve been around Bobby quite a bit since he’s been here and I’ve never heard him complain about Grantham,” the source said. “I’ve heard him complain about players and a few other things, but not Todd.”

In fact, the source said that he talked to Petrino specifically about this SI story. “Bobby told me the frustrating thing about this is it’s 100 percent not true,” the source said. “Bobby and Todd are fine.

“Bobby understands that he’ll always have things to deal with because of what happened in the past. He gets that and accepts it. But this story is wrong.”

That’s mighty big of him.  But here’s Lyndon Johnson, for the win.

Here is the issue: Petrino has a reputation. Grantham has a reputation. It is going to take more than several denials to swat this story down. It is going to require an entire season of (mostly) harmony and for Grantham to remain on the sidelines for at least Year Two.

We all know how much Grantham appreciates settling down in one place.

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“That’s why I’m so impressed with him now — the person he has become through all of this.”

You know whom Tom Jurich reminds me of?  Mike Hamilton talking about the Laner.

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That explains it.

From Paul Myerberg’s Louisville preview:

So the defense needs help; the secondary in particular needs help. That’s not a concern to Parker, obviously, and not really a concern to the staff, and not really a concern to this program: Louisville has shifted from defense-first to offense-always…

If you’re not concerned, Grantham’s your guy.

I bet that was one helluva job interview.  His 2013 resume must have thrilled Petrino.

 

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Wednesday morning buffet

Buffet away.

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