Kragthorpe Makes Will Stein The Fall Guy

Will Stein apparently didn’t know he was going to be the University of Louisville’s starting quarterback until Friday. No surprise. Steve Kragthorpe is adept at keeping everyone guessing.

This has to mean that either Adam Froman or Justin Burke must have been taking lots of snaps in the days leading up to the West Virginia game. Or maybe Zach Stoudt, the son of a former pro quarterback, was finally getting some repetitions?

Don’t expect any clarification from Kragthorpe. The great communicator.

So fans are left wondering why a quarterback gets the call who has no ability to spot open receivers, not much of a throwing arm and no scrambling ability. His only offensive skill is handing the ball off to Darius Ashley.

West Virginia was all but begging to go down but Will Stein, bless his heart, just couldn’t deliver.

Somewhere out there a coach is wondering what he could done better.

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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.

6 thoughts on “Kragthorpe Makes Will Stein The Fall Guy

  • November 7, 2009 at 6:01 pm
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    That was probably the best shot we will have to win the rest of the way. Kragthorpe had no strategy, Stein has little talent. A perfect match.

    The defense deserved to win this game but they were denied an opportunity by the guy in a position to make it happen.

  • November 7, 2009 at 7:28 pm
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    Defense was tremendous. A rotten shame the offense was directionless.

  • November 7, 2009 at 8:45 pm
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    Agreed on the defense. They held WVU to three scores. Encouragement maybe for the Cardinal against Syracuse?

  • November 7, 2009 at 11:02 pm
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    What coach wondering what he could have done to win? Can’t be SK because he is clueless.

  • November 7, 2009 at 11:10 pm
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    Were Burke and Froman not injured? Why do you need to recruit? Krag can just pick anybody on campus to start over scholarship players.

    • November 8, 2009 at 12:04 am
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      Gee, with those $ savings by eliminating the football recruiting budget UofL wouldn’t have to double my donation for the new arena. Brilliant idea.

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