Today was one of the hardest days in Louisville Athletics history. The decision to place Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich on leave, has not come without much backlash. Nobody is hurting more right than the current players, but the former players are not far behind. Here is what some of the former and current cards have come forward to say.
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) September 27, 2017
Saddened to hear the news about Tom Jurich. He was an AD who loved all athletes and wanted to see them succeed at the highest level #l1c4
— Brendan McKay (@Brendan_mckay38) September 27, 2017
Being a student-athlete at the University of Louisville was an honor and privilege. Thank you Tom Jurich for creating such a special place!
— Will Smith (@will_smith30) September 27, 2017
Big. Mistake. https://t.co/9EFlaa6pjj
— David Levitch (@D_Lev23) September 27, 2017
I have nothing but the utmost respect for Tom Jurich and the love he has for the student-athletes at the University of Louisville. #GOAT 🐐
— Kyle Bolin (@k_bolin9) September 27, 2017
Tom Jurich turned UofL into a National contender in every sport. He is also the underlying reason for who I am today. Thank you Tom!
— Cody Ege † (@cpege13) September 27, 2017
Tom Jurich is the best AD! Always kind towards me, our team & my family. He invested 100% of his time & effort into us (athletes) #ThankUTom
— Sara Hammond (@SaraHamm10) September 27, 2017
Tom Jurich, you and Coach Mac gave me an incredible opportunity 8 years ago and for that I'm forever grateful..thank you for all you've done
— Zak Wasserman (@ZakWass26) September 27, 2017
Heavy hearted w the news today…I love my school and will always be proud to be a Louisville Cardinal. Praying & trusting God in this chaos
— Kelsi Dahlia (@kelsiwhirl) September 27, 2017
Tom Jurich is a man that poured his heart out to make athletes winners in life. He's hurting right now; so am I. His legacy will never die!
— Chandler Dale (@ChandlerD923) September 27, 2017
Appreciated. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/k4JYmwCbH2
— Jaylen Smith (@JaylenSmith_12) September 28, 2017