UofL FOOTBALL | Jamari Staples wants to beat UK for Bobby Petrino

11/24/2015 06:30 AM

Bluegrass bragging rights are on the line this weekend when the Louisville Cardinals head to Lexington to take on Kentucky, and junior Cardinal receiver, Jamari Staples, wants to win the rivalry for his head coach.

As a transfer from the University of Alabama Birmingham, Staples is playing in his first season as a Cardinal and Saturday will be his first contest against UK. He hasn’t been raised in the rivalry like James Quick or Reggie Bonnafon, two Louisville natives, but pride and respect for his head coach is all the incentive he needs to play his heart out.

In his time as a head coach at Louisville, Bobby Petrino has never lost a game to Kentucky, and maintaining that unblemished record is what motivates Staples to play UK with the intensity of a championship game.

Garrett Moore

Garrett joined cn|2 as Sports Producer in July 2015. Garrett is a Kentucky native who has been enveloped by Kentucky sports culture his entire life. He is excited to contribute to the cn|2 team by covering sports in the state he loves. Outside the office, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and being a sports spectator at every level.


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