By Tom Stosberg
After Saturday’s loss to UConn, the University of Louisville football program’s future is now boiled down to a search.
And with only two wins so far it’s difficult to find four more possible victories from the six remaining games no matter how hard you search.
Yes, most fans assume a win over Arkansas State. Some are even bold enough to include Syracuse and maybe Rutgers. But after the performance at UConn, U of L could hardly be considered good enough to stay in games with Cincinnati, USF or West Virginia. Actually, beating Syracuse and Rutgers would really be a stretch.
Any way you search, it’s 5-7, no bowl game and no improvement over last year.
So match up 6-6, 5-7 and 5-7 with Tom Jurich’s statement before the UConn game that the program is going to be successful and that SK is his â€œguyâ€.
What’s puzzling is how TJ expects to ignite the fan base next year and sell loge seats at $40,000+ a pair in the new stadium addition. He’ll have a coach who is 16-20 in three seasons and soaring toward mediocrity. Plus a disgusted fan base.
I’m a big TJ fan so I have to assume that he must know some special deep dark secret that no one else knows. And I’m really searchin’ hard to find that comforting.