While it is true that the University of Louisville enjoyed their most historic night in NFL draft history, and three new millionaires were made from the ranks of the red and black, the biggest winner from last night’s draft might surprise you.  That’s right, I am looking at you Texas.  Hear me out on this.  As soon as the first round was over, and even while it was ongoing, the Twitter world was abuzz with tweets from Texas coaches congratulating their former players and crediting the players’ hard work, and the coaches’ development of talent.

Mike Giglio, Director of Player Personnel at Texas tweeted – Proud to see 3 players from our 1st 2 classes at UofL go in the 1st Round! Speaks to great recruiting and even better player development!

Charlie followed up in his interview with Rick Bozich of WDRB and said “First, it’s a credit to those three guys because of all the work they put in,” Strong said. “It’s a credit to the training staff and the assistant coaches. And it’s a credit to the program. You just look it and go, ‘Wow.’ ”  While this may sound like a tribute to the Louisville program, don’t think for one second that Charlie is not planning on using Louisville’s success to his advantage.

The recruiting line will likely sound like this:  “If we could put three guys from Louisville in the first round, imagine what we can do with you here at Texas.”  Is that wrong?  I don’t think so.  Certainly a coach is entitled to do whatever he needs to do in order to advance his team in the war that is college recruiting.  Point isn’t to bash Charlie or his staff.  Merely pointing out that there were a lot of winners in Austin Texas last night too.  Now, it’s Bobby’s turn to fill the first round.  I for one can’t wait to see it.

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Keith Poynter

Keith Poynter graduated from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in May of 2011. While in law school, Keith studied Sports Law as well as other core curriculum. Prior to becoming an attorney, Keith worked in the insurance industry for 6 years, and was a police officer in both Kentucky and Tennessee for 6 years. As an avid sports fan, former basketball official and current youth sports coach, Keith is heavily involved in sports when not at work or with his family at the lake. Keith's diverse background makes him an excellent source for legal opinion about issues surrounding the sporting world. Whether the matter be criminal or contractual, Keith's unique experience and education allows him to offer insight that may be missed by the casual fan. Keith is available for commentary on any legal issues that may arise in the Kentuckiana area and will routinely post articles concerning local and national sports law topics.

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