“This time, however, it’s different. Because this time, in Louisville, Petrino didn’t win. He lost a lot. You can win the distinct genius when you win. When you lose, you’re just an idiot.”

Something tells me that Missouri State won’t touch Crawford to write a film for Petrino’s introductory press release. MSU and Petrino have agreed on a five-year deal with a salary of $ 250,000, according to Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel.

Return to Steckel. After the 1-10 season of the Bears, the school announced plans to bring Steckel back to 2020, until last week, when the school found the money to pay for its full $ 340,000 buyout – but not before leaving 20 recruits signed letters of intent in December thinking he would play for Steckel’s staff, including St. Louis U. High running back Kellen Porter and defensive linesman De Smet Armon Wallace. (It’s the well-being of student-athletes that always comes first, right? Always.)

For Steckel, leaving the comfort of the technical staff of Mizzou di Gary Pinkel was a professional bet. He left behind a charged defense and $ 600,000 salary for the chance to build his own schedule – for less than half of what he was doing in Mizzou.

In the spring of 2015, before coaching his first game in Springfield, Steckel was sitting in his new office and wondering about regret.

“I’d probably be sitting on the beach drinking a Jack (Daniels) and listening to Bruce Springsteen and thinking,” I wonder if I ever shot what I’d do, “he said.” Now, I’m lucky enough and humble enough to get that shot. . Let’s see what I can do about it. It could prove exceptional. Could become, why the hell did I try doing this? Only time will tell, but we’ll find out. “

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