No fair comparing

Comparisons were inescapable.

Fans filing into Freedom Hall full of expectations for a basketball team filled with talented, veteran players, expected to compete for a national championship. Fans leave in a near state of ecstasy after the game after watching a near perfect performance.

Flash back to the spring football game, fans descend on Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium to see a veteran team with the talent to compete with the nation’s best. They leave wondering what happened to the offense, thinking the U of L defense must have been amazing.

Not really fair to make comparisons, considering the amount of time the coaches have had with their respective teams. Not fair at all.

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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.

4 thoughts on “No fair comparing

  • October 30, 2007 at 10:39 am

    Quick question: How many years has it taken Boston College’s coach to get the job done there?

    Considering the amount of success first-year head coaches have had recently, I don’t think the he needs more time excuse holds much weight. Especially with a team this talented.

  • October 30, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    That was the kind of right-outta-the-box ready, heady play that a top 10 quality coach delivers when he has talent.

    I’m officially excited…I haven’t seen a collection of talent like this since the 80’s. Now, if they can just play team ball like our former champs.

    Concerning FBall…

    Some interesting comments yesterday from a friend of mine intimately involved in the stadium expansion process:

    “Expansion was approved by Advisory Committee last Thursday. Expect approval by Athletics Board and University Board. Need Commonwealth of Ky budget line item for “bond over” authority. No state funds. Expansion stands on it’s own. All suites sold; Most of Loge Seats sold. Still a waiting list for season tickets…

    …the resources are here (money, facilities, conference, athletic director) to ensure a very exciting football team.”

  • October 30, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    Anonymous: Thanks for the update on stadium expansion plans. I’m pretty sure I know who you are so that is great news. I noticed that one of the candidates (Beshear) running for Governor said he would do away with the provision of the Legislature having to approve projects that are already funded. Of course the other candidate (Fletcher) gave $75 million toward the basketball arena. If we’re thinking U of L when we go to vote, how do we cast our ballot? You don’t have to answer: it’s just an interesting question.

  • October 30, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    Frank: Thanks for your comments. It is interesting how some guys can just go in and turn a program around. Jeff Jagodzinski has done an amazing job at Boston College.

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