U of L football coach Steve Kragthorpe held his longest press conference as U of L coach today, 58 minutes of Q&A with local reporters. I was there, even if my voice always wasn’t.
At first review, the most remarkable thing about today was Kragthorpe’s more impassioned insistence that he is staying. It was a little bit of a Norman Dale moment from Hoosiers, but instead of saying, “This is your team,” the message was, “This is your coach.”
The big difference, of course, is that Jimmy Chitwood isn’t walking through that door at U of L.
Nonetheless, he provided a little insight into his thinking, though he didn’t offer much departure from what he has already said on various issues. C.L. Brown is working on a follow story for tomorrow’s paper, and I’m working on a bigger-picture piece to run sometime in the not-too-distant future.
When you try to deconstruct, then put back together, what has transpired in this program, it really is quite a combination of woe. And some mistakes.
I’ll blog more on this soon. After my medicine has kicked in.