Less than a year removed from nothing short of a total embarrassment on national TV with the announcement of our former coach going to Michigan State, another 'big-time' college football program appears to be suiting our Cardinals coach.
This time, the connection cannot be denied. As Offensive Coordinator at Auburn, Bobby Petrino guided an offense with less talent a year ago to better numbers than this year's team. Now, it appears there is some interest in him being their next head coach. Far be it from us to speculate that ANY of this talk is true, but it cannot be ignored.
|Rain or shine, hot or cold, win or lose. Fans need to do their part to make a program great.|
This season we were actually on pace to set some impressive numbers for attendance, despite several uninspiring home games. However, despite what was the best opponent on the home schedule this season, the attendance against Memphis was abysmal. Tom Jurich himself stated his disappointment in the attendance at the Memphis game given the quality of the opponent, and said that we need to improve our attendance numbers and fill PJCS before any move will be made towards expanding it.
When John L. left, he made it quite clear that the lack-luster attendance of the fans was a major issue of his. Say what you will, but not filling the stadium like last weekend will keep the University of Louisville from obtaining a national championship. Rain or shine, hot or cold, win or lose; fans need to do their part to make a program great. No big time coach, nor an up and coming coach on everyone else's short list, will want to come to or stay in a place where they don't think there is a genuine, consistent interest on the part of the fans.
We should aspire for this program to become one that tickets are hard to get our hands on, because that is the kind of program all coaches desire to lead. There are three key things any college football coach aspires for: to run a successful, well-supported program, to obtain financial reward for their work, and to win a national championship.
If you were in the stands last weekend, you know why. If you weren't in the stands last weekend, you need to be this week.
For all the dedicated, long-standing Cardinal football fans, hats off, your support is second to none. Now, we need to get the others on board so that on fall Saturdays, the first thing we all do is note game-time, and plan accordingly.