Louisville Cardinals head coach Bobby Petrino is making headlines once again, but it’s not for the best reasons. Former four-star defensive back Shaq Wiggins, who followed former Georgia Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator Todd Grantham to Louisville, is reportedly trying to move schools once again as a graduate transfer.
However, Petrino has denied Wiggins’ attempts to transfer to five different schools.
Via SEC Country:
“I really don’t know what’s his state of thinking or why he chose to put Mississippi State on there. It’s something personal, but I have no idea why. It’s really not fair,” Wiggins told Aschoff.”
One of the schools Wiggins is trying to transfer to, the Mississippi State Bulldogs, is now the home of Grantham as the two schools swapped defensive coordinators this offseason. So it makes sense that Wiggins would like to wrap up his collegiate career in Starkville, Miss.
This isn’t the first instance of a head coach not granting a graduate transfer’s request — Nick Saban of the University of Alabama attempted to do the same with Maurice Smith before relenting and allowing him to go to the University of Georgia.
Wiggins appeared in six games for the Louisville Cardinals in 2016.