Louisville Football Is Losing More Than Games...January 23, 2009
As Wolverine fans, we have shared the pain of losing lots of things over the past 14 months or so. We have lost a five-star QB, an offensive lineman that didn't like to run, a number of recruits, and eight football games.
It seems if there was bad news in college football it was somehow related to Ann Arbor and our historic Michigan program.
Well, hold your heads up high Wolverine fans. There is another program that is going through similar struggles and seem to be losing people and games at a higher rate.
The Louisville Football program hasn't been the same since Bobby Petrino left for his brief visit in the NFL. Louisville has had a similar hard time adjusting to"big change" and their new head man Steve Kragthorpe who is now starting his third year. The wins and losses on the field are one thing, but Louisville is losing coaches and players at a very alarming rate.
Let's just take a quick look at the coaches and players that have left the program just this off season.
- Ron English, DC left for the head coaching job at Eastern Michigan (Ron was there for one year)
- Eric Lewis, DB Coach followed Ron to EMU to become the DC
- Bill Miller, was promoted to Louisville DC's and then quickly left for Kansas
- Tony Nelson, Running Backs coach left for Notre Dame
- Mark Nelson, Special Teams Coach was not asked back
- Matt Simms, Son of former NFL QB Phil Simms and brother of NFL QB Chris decided to transfer. Matt would most likely have been the starter heading into Spring Ball.