Reaction to ties linking UofL coach in Miami recruiting scandal
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The chatter is amping up surrounding the University of Louisville's football program and its recruiting coordinator. Associate head coach Clint Hurtt's name has come up, as a former University of Miami booster slings allegations from prison about Miami's football program and Hurtt's actions when he worked there.
The only official word coming Hurtt's current school is from Tom Jurich, UofL VP of Athletics, saying the NCAA wants to talk to Hurtt and the school will cooperate but if UofL is not talking about the scandal, just about everyone else is.
It was the main topic on Sports Radio 790's "Afternoon Underdogs" show.
"It's one of those things where just on the surface, you think how could he possibly survive a situation like this?" said co-host Dave Jennings. "(Head coach) Charlie (Strong)'s preaching walk the line, do things the right way, good things will happen, you'll graduate."
"It's never good when your recruiting director/coordinator is tied to the biggest football scandal of, maybe of all time, from Miami," agreed co-host Tony Vanetti. "It's never good."
On UofL's campus, most students Thursday were more concerned about moving in and getting ready for the school year than what's happening to the football team. A few are talking about the allegations.
"Allegations are going to be allegations," said Alex Davis. "If he's a good coach, he's a good coach."
"I definitely think we should just wait and see," Tra'Sean James added. "I mean, until something comes out for sure, I think it would be best for them to just wait."
Student Patrick Smith added, "all the facts aren't out right now. All we've heard from is a person who's currently sitting in jail so there's always two sides to every story."
"If he can bring something here to the campus that we haven't seen before that will actually benefit us in the long run, I think he should stay," Davis said. "I think he'll be fine. I mean that's just how I feel about the whole situation."
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