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It may happen today.  It may happen later this week.  But it will happen.

The NCAA is finally going to release a letter of infractions against current Cardinal defensive line coach / recruiting coordinator Clint Hurtt for his role in the Miami scandal … and maybe more:

 Another active coach who is expected to be informed of hefty allegations from the NCAA investigation when the Notice of Allegations is delivered, a source told, is former UM assistant Clint Hurtt, the current Louisville defensive line coach/associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for the Cardinals.

“They are pretty much throwing everything at him,” the source said of Hurtt. “They have him on essentially everything that was brought to the attention of the NCAA, some of which has been publicly known because of (Shapiro) but there are some other things that did not involve Shapiro that they’re charging him with.”

The source added that after the NCAA began investigating Shapiro’s claims, student-athletes detailed other violations allegedly committed by Hurtt and Aubrey Hill, another former UM assistant who had resigned from Florida weeks before the start of the 2012 season. The coaches are expected to be cited for “unethical conduct,” better known in NCAA circles as a violation of Bylaw 10.1, said the source. Among the charges the NCAA will allege against the former UM football assistants are impermissible transportation, impermissible lodging as well as impermissible benefits, the source said.

Hurtt, in his third season at Louisville, has been integral in coach Charlie Strong’s re-building of the Cardinals program. In 2011, Hurtt was even hailed by as its National Recruiter of the Year for his role in helping Louisville land standout quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, among others.

To be honest, I don’t expect the scandal to lead to penalties for Louisville, but I would expect that all the players that Hurtt recruited from South Florida to be looked at.  The big impact that this story is breaking two weeks before National Signing Day and that other coaches are going to use this story to go after UL’s recruits.


Dec 2, 2012; Lexington , KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops spoke to reporters during a press conference at the Nutter Field House. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

We are two weeks and a day until National Signing Day and if you are like me, you are confused about what the current football roster looks like.  The folks at Kentucky Sports Report are alleviating that confusion by putting together a working roster with the returning players, the new commitments and the players Kentucky is still recruiting.  So you don’t need to be confused any longer.  Check it out.  


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