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Louisville football coach Steve Kragthorpe appears to have corralled an impressive group of assistants, with Jeff Brohm, Ron English, Ted Roof, and Ken Delgado, all with impressive career track records. Somebody once said that if you want to be a successful boss, you should hire people smarter than you. Whether that applies here is up for debate, but these coaches will sure make the boss look smarter next season.

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Anthony Allen is still looking around for a new football team today after U of L denied the request to be released from his letter of intent so he could consider Arkansas. Good. Apparently the Allen family thought U of L would seriously consider an action that would give former coach Bobby Petrino access to former recruits. Petrino must have thought so because he was undoubtedly communicating with the family. Not sneaking around, not our Bobby.

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Southern Mississippi receives this observer’s vote as a candidate for filling out U of L’s 12-game schedule next season. U of L and Southern Miss had a good rivalry going before the Cards joined the Big East. Indiana needs a game, too, but the IU administration doesn’t want a game in Bloomington where the opposition attracts more fans than the home team. Other teams needing a game include Oklahoma, Illinois, Virginia Tech and Brigham Young.

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The Lady Cards’ basketball team has lost two games in a row but the fun may just be beginning. They entertain the No. 1-ranked UConn women with a 14-0 won-loss record Saturday afternoon at 4 at Freedom Hall. It’s pack the house night for U of L. Coupons for free tickets are available at all Kroger stores in Louisville Metro. The adrenaline will be flowing, be there.


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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.