Steve Kragthorpe's career has been dealt another setback, this time because of his wife's health concerns.
Kragthorpe, who was fired from Louisville after three disappointing seasons that all ended without a bowl game, resigned from his new job as Texas A&M receivers coach. The move came just before the Aggies were set to open fall camp.
"Steve and I sat down and discussed his situation," Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman said in a news release. "I wanted to try to make it work where he could come back this season once the family health issues were resolved. Ultimately, he felt his wife Cynthia, and his three boys, required his undivided attention and I respect him for that. Steve is not only an excellent coach, but he is an even better person. We will keep him and his family in our prayers."
Kragthorpe had this to say in the release: "My family is dealing with some medical issues and they need me at home. The timing could not be helped and I hate to leave Coach Sherman and the guys at this time. My group of receivers worked extremely hard this spring and they were a lot of fun to work with."
Whatever you think of Kragthorpe and the job he did at Louisville, let's hope for the best for his wife and his family.