Originally Posted by jojo
Isnt that kind of like Brad Pitt chosing Rosanne Barr over Jennifer?
Somewhat. Louisville isn't a bad choice though. The basketball program will always be top notch, even if Pitino does lose his mind. Football is a work in progress, but they are somewhat closer geographically than WVU without the travel concerns, and provide a better media market than West Virginia as a whole.
Mitch McConnell is the one behind the organization. He is a U of L grad and has been lobbying with the Oklahoma president and some Republican senators in the Big 12 states to get Louisville over WVU.
Every WVU game this point forward, home and away, is going to be extremely hostile. Rutgers, UC, and USF on the road with WVU looking to jump ship, Louisville at home with a possible Big 12 bid on the line, and Pitt at home with what has already happened with Pitt going to the ACC.