I'm in New Orleans to help cover the Allstate Sugar Bowl between Arkansas and Ohio State. Sitting in on Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino's news conference on Monday brought back memories of covering him at Louisville in my former job.
The Razorbacks have two former Louisville leading men on staff, as Petrino's predecessor with the Cardinals, John L. Smith, coaches special teams and outside linebackers.
Both Petrino and Smith did great things with the Cardinals, but both left under less-than-ideal circumstances. Perhaps the passing of time, however, has healed some of those wounds.
So my question to Louisville fans is this: Are you rooting for Arkansas on Tuesday night? How do you feel now about Petrino and Smith? Is it weird seeing them on the same sideline?
I'm interested in hearing your responses.