Sources very close to the situation have told Louisville Sports Buzz that a meeting took place between the respective camps of both athletic director Tom Jurich and head football coach Steve Kragthorpe on Monday and the news wasn’t too great for the Cards’ much-maligned head-man. Sources say that Jurich informed his friend that his services will not longer be rendered at the university and gave Kragthorpe the option to resign before or following Saturday’s match-up with Southern Miss – or ride out the season a basically a lame-duck.
A press conference could happen as soon as tomorrow, but the basketball luncheon with Rick Pitino is slated so I would be completely shocked if that were to occur. However, Cards fans shouldn’t be surprised if there is an announcement shortly following the game on Saturday. The sources continued to say that regardless of whether Kragthorpe decides to stay the season or resign immediately, some sort of announcement will be made. The latest it would occur is the recurring Monday presser, where Kragthorpe meets with the media. The sources involved are extremely reliable, however I doubt this exact situation will come up. This is just a hunch, but I believe Jurich will handle this in a professional manner such as when Denny Crum was forced to resign shortly after the award-winning AD was hired.
Rumors are rampant about a replacement with John Gruden of Tampa Bay Bucs and Monday Night Football fame being atop most Louisville fans’ wish list. Stay tuned to Louisville Sports Buzz for any new information we recieve about this situation.