McCray Scratched From Louisville Roster

A team doesn’t lose a player named Boogie and not raise more than a few eyebrows.

Boogie McCray has  already left the University of Louisville football team. The 6-foot-1 freshman running back from Norfolk, Va., is headed back to the Tidewater area.

Coach Steve Kragthorpe would say only that McCray wouldn't have a chance to be part of the team.

McCray played at Lake Taylor High School where he was named most valuable player last season after rushing for 1,627 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Coach Steve Kragthorpe would say only that McCray wouldn’t have a chance to be part of the team.

One of his teammates on that team was Mike Privott, a 6-foot, 220-pound U of L linebacker, who had to have been instrumental in McCray’s decision to attend Louisville

McCray is not the first freshman to leave before a season begins. But with all of the departures over the last couple of years, fans have to be scratching their heads, wondering if this is part of an all-too-familiar pattern.

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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.

2 thoughts on “McCray Scratched From Louisville Roster

  • August 2, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Could be worse. He could transfer to Bellarmine. Then he would be one of the “Boogie Knights.”

    Of course if you haven’t seen the movie…………

  • August 2, 2009 at 10:36 am

    And to quote a song from 70’s southern rock legends Molly Hatchet:
    Boogie No More.

    Rumor is he was showing up for voluntary practices late and dropping “F-Bombs” on cutrrent players and coaches. Not exactly the way to win friends, influence people and endear yourself to you future teammates and coaches.

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