By Tom Stosberg
It’s a fact. Steve Kragthorpe will never in his lifetime win the big ones. Reason? He will never have any concept of defense or special teams.
Proof? In Year One as Louisville football coach, he spent the entire season interfering with his defensive coordinator.
In Year Two he hired an excellent Defensive Coordinator, Ron English, whom Krag knew would not stay. He constantly interfered with English. English flew for his life.
Year Three he hired his buddy, Brent Guy, who having failed miserably as a head coach, needed a place to stay. Krag decided to give him a free ride at Louisville. Guy has the defensive expertise of a gnat. He cannot coach defense, can’t teach it, he has no idea of what it is.
But what could you expect when a coach believes that all that is required of him is mediocrity. 6-6. 5-7.
If the first game is any indication, Louisville’s defense is a disgrace for the third year in a row. Kragthorpe is plagued by a stream of bad decisions for the third year in a row. My guess is that there will be no fourth year.