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was a gun for hire. He played a huge part in landing all that talent from Miami (Teddy Bridgewater included) and helped establish a strong pipeline there. Without him on staff, we don't have the players to win that Sugar Bowl. I think Jurich, Strong, etc knew eventually the shit would hit the fan, but by that time he would've done what he was brought here to do and he could be forced to resign without Louisville being in trouble other than a little bad PR. Not sure I think this is right, but its my theory right or wrong.
The Shapiro stuff didn't come out until a year after he was hired.
Even if they had no idea that was coming, they kept him on staff. Like I said, I think Jurich/Strong knew they had some time so they could get a few good recruiting classes out of him before everything was final and their hand was forced. I'm not saying that was right or wrong. i'm not entirely comfortable with it, but I'm going to defend my school if any idiot rival fanbases throw accusations out there. I don't believe any of our kids were recruited unethically.
I think when learning of the initial allegations, they thought they could be defended successfully
What a dick! So that's what you really think of your staff?
Hurtt is a good guy. Probably made some small mistakes that are most likely going to bite him. If you read the allegations, they're actually not that bad.
Correct me if I'm wrong but after the NCAA began their investigation we aren't allowed to talk to him about the matter. So if we wanted to fire him after that first year we would have had to fire him having no facts, and for no reason. We still can't question him until the report comes out, at which point we will have all the details and can make our decision, assuming the NCAA doesn't shut him out. Anyone else know if this is correct?
WTF are you talking about? Do you drink heavily when you attempt to read this board?
Of course he was "a hired gun". That's what coaches are.
If Charlie trusted him, it's ok with me as long as he keeps his nose clean here.
Charile is ultimately responsible for what happens to this program.
I'm not saying it was a bad or unethical move. I'm saying I believe its possible they'd get 2 maybe 3 good recruiting classes out of him while he kept his nose close as far as his doings at Louisville, then when the hammer came down we'd be better off and could part ways saying thanks. Hurtt seems cool, he'll have to pay for whatever mistakes he made and he should resurface elsewhere if we do have to let him go.
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Look at this from Hurtt's situation...and I'm not excusing any wrongdoing. But with that said...you are a young coach and you are at a big time program...whether its Miami fball (was big time) or UK bball and you want to be in the big time...if you get caught up in a culture of cheating what do you do? Do you tell them you want no part and get blackballed? Do you stick around and be part of the winning?
Its a tough thing be caught up in something like that. And this happens all the time not just in sports. Thats why we have whistle blower laws for people caught in bad situations but again, its not as simple as that. Can any of you truly say you have aspirations to be a big time coach and everything is black and white? Cheating is so rampant in college sports with students and their families with their hands out, not to mentions slimy agents creeping around.....who knows what was going on or what he was stuck in...
But all I know or care about frankly...is UofL is accused of nothing! If we lose Hurtt, I'm sorry but UofL fball goes on and Strong fills the void.
This post was edited by caGdawg 18 months ago
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