Petrino Addresses Report of "Significant Friction" with DC Todd Grantham

08/20/2014 09:50 AM

Monday afternoon Sports Illustrated’s “Weekly Read” reported that all was not well in Cardinal Land. According to SI there was a rift between Bobby Petrino and UofL Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham. Here’s an excerpt from The article:

Bobby Petrino says he’s changed. But in reporting a story about the new Louisville coach that is in SI’s college football preview, it appears Petrino is still just as difficult to work and play for. Sources with ties to the Cardinals’ football program and Petrino said there’s significant friction between Petrino and feisty defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. The two have feuded often since Grantham’s hiring in January.

So much that one source insists Petrino would have already gotten rid of Grantham if not for his guaranteed five-year contract that pays him nearly $1 million annually. He came to Louisville after four seasons as Georgia’s defensive coordinator. “He’s stuck with him,” a source said.

Coach Petrino discussed his relationship with Grantham after the Cards finished practice Tuesday afternoon. Listen to what he said below.


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