Remember when Rick Pitino was asked about UK's coach after Gillespie, and he fully endorsed Travis Ford or John Pelphrey for the job even though most everyone saw it as a transparent ploy to keep Calipari out of Lexington?
Well, the same thing's going on when I listen to segments like on Matt Jones' radio show today and there was talk about when Charlie Strong will be put on the proverbial "hot seat" at UofL. Jones put on his "serious objective" tone and you can practically see his large head shaking in faux-concern: "I don't know, if he goes 5-7 he might be in trouble."
Please. Just stop. Please. Charlie's ass wouldn't and shouldn't feel a degree of discomfort until after his fourth season at the helm. Maybe not even then.
The first word out of Charlie Strong's mouth every single time he's been asked about Louisville rebuilding has been "recruiting". And he's right. And this ain't basketball.
Football recruiting takes time. It takes several years of consistency, redshirtting, depth, and conditioning. And Charlie Strong has excelled in every one of those areas in his year and a half on the job. So it's true, we won't be Orange bowling this year, but this "hot seat" bullshit needs to be called out as such from the start.
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