This wins the Internet today, for sure.
The best part, of course, is you can’t entirely discount the possibility that’s actually happened.
A few odds and ends to get your weekend going:
“I have no trouble standing up for him because I do believe he’s a solid kid. I think as you move forward in life, you’ve got to learn from your mistakes, and I think sometimes you’ve got to give kids a second chance, and I think he’s earned the right for that chance and what he’s done so far. I never had any issues with him when I was at Georgia from the accountability for meetings or practice or anything like that, but at the same time, you do have to go through a maturity phase as far as understanding the decisions you make, there’s consequences for them. He’s really matured, and I’ve been very proud of that. I’m really excited for him to play this year and get back on the field.”
It’s amazing what great humanitarians these coaches are. Makes you wonder why this guy has such a bug up his ass. Doesn’t he realize it’s always about the kids?
So it turns out all that jovial, carefree shit only goes so far, even at Louisville.
I’m sure Grantham’s on the mother, though.
A little snow, a little buffet…
Two great tidbits from this SI.com profile of Bobby Petrino’s program (“they may be dicks, but at least they’re consistent!”). First, ol’ Toddster’s still taking the occasional shot when he can:
Despite all that, Grantham turned down chance to join Jack Del Rio’s staff as the Raiders defensive coordinator, an opportunity he admits “excited and interested” him. Grantham credited Jurich—“the best AD I’ve worked for”—and the Louisville community for convincing him to lay roots in the ACC. [Emphasis added.]
Ah, can you feel the love, Greg?
Then, there’s the Second Chance Kickoff Classic, coming your way this fall.
Two players who Grantham coached at Georgia, corner Shaq Wiggins and safety Josh Harvey-Clemons, are eligible transfers and should add immediate talent to a depleted secondary. The Cards’ defense won’t wait long before it faces a true test: The program opens the 2015 season against Auburn in Atlanta.
Harvey-Clemson and Matthews, together again. What do you figure the over/under will be on the number of times the broadcasters bring up you know what during that broadcast? As long as they mention neither is still in a Georgia uniform, I guess we can take it as a backhanded compliment.
Matt Colburn, the running back recruit Bobby Petrino recently reneged on, responds to the obvious:
But surely Colburn had known about Petrino’s reputation.
“I’m all about second chances,” Colburn said. “I’m all about forgiving people and just looking past previous wrongdoings and things of that sort.”
He’s probably too nice a kid to have not meant that sincerely, but that would be just epic snark there if he offered it as such.