Bobby Petrino sat down with media today to discuss Friday’s 7:30 p.m. Spring Game, his first since returning to the helm of the Cardinals. Maybe his most enlightening quote, when asked about the team’s leadership:
"I just go back to continually what I’ve noticed since I got here. No. 1 is these players have a really good work ethic. They like working hard, they like grinding in the weight room, they enjoy practice, getting out there together. We’ve had positive attitudes about the change. They understand that things are different. Everything’s different, but they have been working hard to adapt and do that. And then I do think we have good leadership and guys who know what it takes to win games. So when you step into a job with that, along with some talent, it’s been very good for our staff."
Translation: Charlie Strong left Petrino a solid foundation. And players, at least from what Petrino is saying publicly, have responded well to his new style. Also interesting was a little tidbit he gave about freshman running back L.J. Scott.
"I think L.J. is a special player. He’s very, very mature. When I first got here, I’d come up to the office on Saturday morning and he would be just finishing lifting, be in the locker room by himself. I got to visit with him a lot. He’s very determined, and very dedicated, with great instincts. So I’m excited about everything we see from him in spring ball."
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