When you think of integrity, you think of Bobby Petrino.
The bastion of all that is good and pure in this world has a glowing reputation for committing longterm to the program or franchise he’s coaching, putting his team’s success before his own, and following through on his promises. When some of his former players or coaches referred to him as a "coward" and "gutless bastard” that was simply misplaced anger.
And hey, even when he cheated on his wife, he did it with someone else’s fiancé and even had the courtesy to hired that woman, skirting laws to do so. He didn’t just leave her out to dry. That’s integrity.
I say all of this because when Bobby Petrino talks about potential cheating, his ironclad commitment to truth and honor put his word on high.
Petrino have his first presser of the week before his Louisville Cardinals come to the Carrier Dome to take on the Syracuse Orange this Friday, and when asked what he thought of Dino Babers’ up-tempo offense, he decided that he just couldn’t let the notion of unfair play remain unmentioned.
"We watched their spring game and Colgate. They've gotten better. They're playing better. That's one of the things they brag about is how fast they go. We've got to see if all that's legal because there are a few times they're snapping the ball, and the down markers haven't even been moved yet. So we do need to check into that and see how that works.
Alright, Bob. Prison rules it is, then.
I do appreciate the “aw shucks, I’m just a good old boy who don’t know no better” way Petrino goes about accusing Dino Babers of cheating as a way to soften his dickery. Well gee whiz, I don’t know how that works up there but we’ll take a good ol’ look at that there, gee willikers.
Ol’ Robert is way too covered in grease himself to get away with that tactic.
Louisville dropped 70 points last weekend, is a massive favorite, and absolutely crushed SU last season, so I’m not sure why Petrino has a complex this time around. Maybe he doesn’t like the idea of Babers’ offense being touted when he’s been running high-tempo offenses for a while. Dunno.
Its just so weird cause its so out of character for a straight arrow like Petrino...