Will Johnny U be moving?

Charlie Strong was asked during a recent press conference if he had given any thought to moving the statue of Johnny Unitas, which is largely concealed by a rubberized tunnel during Louisville football games.  “Hmm. That’s a good idea,” he said. The program is committed to a $7 million-plus renovation of the football training complex. Moving the statue about five feet to the east would set Johnny U free.

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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 “Will Johnny U be moving?

  • May 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm
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    How bout getting rid of the ridiculous rubber tunnel. It looks so stupid there during the game.

  • May 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm
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    That’s a thought but a tunnel seems to be a prerequisite for entering the field. A creative approach to a permanent entrance for the football team is required. The rubber-made version is not a good one.

  • May 15, 2012 at 9:38 pm
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    FREE JOHNNY U!!!

  • May 16, 2012 at 8:10 am
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    They should have a statue of Deion Branch about 10 yards away from him…arms open and running…waiting for the pass.

  • May 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm
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    Put Johnny back in the public eye!

  • May 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm
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    Nothing looked cooler than seeing the team walk out of that beautiful complex and touching the Johnny U statue. I also liked hearing the commentators mention it on national tv,”Here come the Louisville players touching the statue of one of the GREATEST PLAYERS of all time”. Now it’s, “here come the Louisville players as they pass through a cheap looking inflatable rubber tunnel”.

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