By LARRY VAUGHT
Former Kentucky all-SEC receiver Craig Yeast says his son, Russ, believes he fits in well with what new Louisville coach Scott Satterfiled wants to do and will remain with the Cardinals.
Russ Yeast indicated during the season he would transfer from Louisville. After coach Bobby Petrino was fired, Russ Yeast stayed with the team and will not transfer anywhere now.
“The situation Russ was in had nothing do with his athletic ability or work ethic,” said Craig Yeast, the new head coach at Kentucky Wesleyan. “I believe the obstacles that were in front of him are no longer there.
“I believe the new coaching staff is very high on Russ. I think he will get a fair opportunity to play. After conversations with the coaches, Russ will stay and I think that is the right thing for him to do.
“He is a really good young man. He is going to graduate in the summer (after just two years at Louisville because of the large number of college credits he earned in high school) and the staff really seems into what he is capable of doing.”
Craig Yeast noted his son started seven games at cornerback as a true freshman when he probably should have redshirted.
“But then on a 2-10 team he got buried on the depth chart. There was no reason for that when he was the only returning corner who had started a Power 5 game. It made no sense to him, or me,” Craig Yeast said.