Clint Hurtt back on the sidelines for Cards

University of Louisville defensive line coach/recruiting coordinator Clint Hurtt was back on the field for the start of practice on Tuesday. Hurtt, who was named in the case the NCAA has against Miami for alleged recruiting violations, had been on administrative leave since March 21 with the Cardinals.

Clint Hurtt was back on the football field Tuesday night.

The University of Louisville defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator had been on administrative leave since March 21 after he was named in the case the NCAA has against Miami for alleged recruiting violations.

"Hurtt took a leave of absence until he could get through his case," U of L coach Charlie Strong said. "No decision has been made yet from the NCAA but we allowed him to come back out and work on the field."

Added U of L quarterback Teddy Bridgewater: "It was a great feeling to see the big guy back out here. I know it's been a long process for him."

Hurtt, who has been at U of L since Strong arrived, was named in the case the NCAA has against Miami for alleged recruiting violations. He was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Miami before coming to U of L.

Hurtt, who received his notice of allegations from the NCAA in February, had 90 days to answer the NCAA. U of L athletic director Tom Jurich said in March that Hurtt was fighting the allegations.

Strong said on Monday that he expected to start the fall camp as the defensive line coach. But Hurtt was on the field from the start of practice.

"We were all excited, hugging him when he came through the locker room," linebacker Preston Brown said. "We're glad he's back."

Miami expected to hear from the NCAA on the case before fall camp started but last week coach Al Golden told media outlets in South Florida that probably wouldn't be the case. The Hurricanes are still waiting on a decision.


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