Petrino focused on having Louisville ready for Big East

Originally Published: March 9, 2005
By Joe Bendel | Special to
Louisville coach Bobby Petrino is not na´ve enough to believe that he can insulate his team from the external static that often permeates a program. So when his name is mentioned for other jobs, like the LSU position this past offseason, he simply tells his players to take it as a compliment and move on.

"I say it shows respect for how you all the play the game, it's about your accomplishments and the accomplishments of the assistant coaches here," Petrino said. "That's the right way to look at those things."