Clint Hurtt will remain at Louisville

University of Louisville football assistant coach Clint Hurtt was given a two-year show cause order by the NCAA for his involvement in violations that occurred while he was at the University of Miami. On Tuesday afternoon, U of L AD Tom Jurich announced the Hurtt remain on the Cardinals staff.

On Tuesday morning the NCAA Committee on Infractions released it's findings and punishments for recruiting violations that occurred at the University of Miami. The violations occurred while current University of Louisville assistant coach Clint Hurtt served as the Hurricanes recruiting coordinator and the NCAA's findings included punishment for the Cardinals defensive line coach.

The NCAA findings included a two-year show cause order for Hurtt, who will be restricted from participating in recruiting at Louisville. The show cause will run until October 25, 2015 and he will not be allowed to recruit until June 9, 2014.

Sporting a red Louisville Football jacket, University of Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich announced on Tuesday afternoon that assistant coach Clint Hurtt will remain apart of the program.

Jurich noted during his press conference that NCAA has accepted the penalties that he has placed on Hurtt, which includes no pay raise or bonuses through 2015.

Jurich also noted that head coach Charlie Strong was not involved in the decision to keep Hurtt. Jurich did discuss with U of L President James Ramsey, but that he accepts full responsibility for the decision.

Cardinal Authority anticipates speaking with both Charlie Strong and Clint Hurtt regarding this decision following the team practice this evening.

Statement from Tom Jurich, University of Louisville Vice President and Director of Athletics

The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions today issued its infractions report concerning the University of Miami, and the University of Louisville now knows the resolution of the allegations concerning our Assistant Football Coach Clint Hurtt. In its report, the Committee on Infractions acknowledged the seriousness exhibited by Louisville in this matter and accepted the significant penalties placed upon Clint by me.

Throughout the Miami inquiry, even though Louisville had limited knowledge of all the facts in the case, I was troubled by the involvement of Clint in any possible allegations. As a result, I undertook several actions based upon this knowledge, including expressing my concern to him about his possible previous and any future involvement in violations, undertaking additional monitoring and educational activities of him, and imposing penalties upon him based at least on his acknowledged involvement in some violations. Once the Notice of Allegations was issued, we had additional conversations about additional possible penalties. These were subsequently imposed and remain in effect.

I thank the Committee on Infractions for its acknowledgment that Louisville took this issue seriously and imposed significant penalties upon Clint that impacted our overall football program. I believe this was a factor in the Committee's willingness to accept the institution's further proposed actions that will be imposed upon Clint.

NCAA compliance is of utmost importance to the University and me. Clint understands that importance, and I believe he recently has acted appropriately in his activities involving Louisville's football program. Clint's penalties will continue throughout this academic year, and the institution will continue to ensure that he remains "a model citizen" within the football program. Clint's actions in the Miami case were significant, and any similar activities here will not be tolerated; however, he has willingly accepted the significant penalties opposed upon him by Louisville and those adopted by the Committee on Infractions. I've had four years watch Clint and his actions at UofL.

Clint has learned much from this experience and, as a result, is aware of his responsibilities to his profession, to Coach Strong, and the University. While we anticipate his continued "model citizen" approach toward NCAA compliance will continue, his penalties will remain in effect.

This story will be updated.

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