Kragthorpe Sorry For Missing Football Camp

The apology tour has begun for Coach Steve Kragthorpe after inexcusably missing an opportunity to represent the University of Louisville program at the Kentucky Football Coaches Clinic on Thursday. About 120 high school football coaches were stood up when Kragthorpe failed to make an appearance.

The observer was reminded of his first impression of Coach K about two weeks after he took the U of L post, the coach showing up more than an hour late for his first meeting with fans at the Neutral Zone in Middletown. Said he couldn’t find the place. Bad omen, the observer was thinking at the time. New guy, new town, let this one pass.

But this latest faux pas is flat out embarrassing. Take it, Coach K:

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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.

8 thoughts on “Kragthorpe Sorry For Missing Football Camp

  • June 27, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    This lack of respect and attention for detail by the head coach has unsurprisingly been a frequent problem on the field by the players. Like all great coaches will tell you not being a master of small things leads to failure in big things.

  • June 27, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    That video would be funny if it was not right on target. Anybody got a Kleenex?

  • June 28, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Its becoming more and more apparent that SK won’t be around much longer.

  • June 28, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Another Krags no show…he stiffed the Sportsmens Supper Club last year for the annual football meeting in August and drew the outrage of that group. Over 500 people showed up and he did not. Calls were made, Jurich was notified and Krags did appear for the Sept. meeting. A drive-by that lasted about 10 minutes. More calls were made expressing the disappointment over this and the organization has been promised that Krags will be there this August for a full speech and Q&A session.

    Upsetting deep pocketed football backers and Kentucky high schools coaches. Not exactly the way to build a strong confidence and trust level among the fan base and a source of your future players, is it?

  • June 28, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    There is an AD down the road who realized in less than two years that he had made a bad hire, one who did not relate to the fans or the media. That coach is gone. This is one time I wish TJ would follow the lead of Barnhart.

  • June 29, 2009 at 7:30 am

    just more nonsense from

    Mr. Peter Principle


    geez, I’ve puked about this guy until I can’t puke no more

  • June 30, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Lets just say this isn’t surprising, and it can go on into the pile of negative news surrounding this program. Lets take a look shall we. This is in no particular order, just as they come to mind: UofL goes 6-6 with Brian Brohm, Harry Douglas, Mario Urutia, and many other NFL caliber players. Jeff Brohm is fired. Ron English resigns to take the Eastern MI job. Rutgers completely embarasses the Cards. UofL loses to Syracuse for the 2nd time in 2 years. Hunter Cantwell all of a sudden can’t throw-well. UofL loses its last 5 games last year in un-inspirational manner. Kragthorpe promises to renew UofL recruiting locally to only miss out on the best talent to UK. And lastly, Steve Kragthorpe isn’t fired after Rutgers makes them the laughing stock of ESPN Thursday night football.

    Like I said just add it to the pile. Seriously, does anyone remember the last time their was good news surrounding the program? My guess is after the South Florida game, but that sure didn’t last long. I wonder if Bozich wants to take back that article he wrote about Krags being the best thing since sliced bread?

  • June 30, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    If we add one more log to the pile it will make the Texas A&M bonfire look like a single match.

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