Tom Jurich could have ignored the phone call. He could have ignored the man looking for a little bit of salvation.
Nobody would have blamed him if he had. Jurich owed Bobby Petrino absolutely nothing. Not after Petrino turned and walked away from Louisville the way that he did -- jarring Jurich and the football program for years to come.
Instead, Jurich picked up the phone and listened to Petrino on the other end. Petrino wanted to meet face-to-face following a scandal at Arkansas that cost him his job and very nearly his marriage and family.
Jurich agreed, but with a warning.
"You're probably not going to like what you hear," Jurich told him.
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