By KEITH PEEL
I was thinking about UK’s current state of affairs in football after watching UofL go to 3-0 by demolishing second ranked Florida State while UK sits at 1-2 and struggled to beat a team that is a bottom feeder in the Sunbelt.
It occurred to me that at one point in 2012 Bobby Petrino could have been a viable option for UK as a head football coach. It appeared he was interested in the job. He had been fired by Arkansas for an undisclosed affair with his football assistant that he had previously given a $20,000 Christmas present to and one he had hired to the assistant’s job while they were having an affair.
With Mark Stoops currently sporting a 13-26 record while Bobby Petrino is sitting at 28-13 over that same time period it makes a person wonder. What would UK’s football fortunes be like right now if Petrino had been hired instead of Stoops? Would UK fans be willing to overlook the obvious ” sleeze factor” that comes with the package that is Bobby Petrino.
With UofL currently at 3-0 and sitting at #3 in the AP poll you have to ask would UK fans be willing to live with the obvious character flaws that are a part of Bobby Petrino and sacrifice a perceived reputation of running a “clean” program in order to be sitting at #3 in the country and a shot at the playoffs?
It’s an interesting question to consider.