LOUISVILLE, KY – JANUARY 09: Bobby Petrino talks to the media after being introduced as the head coach of the University of Louisville at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on January 9, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Louisville will open its 2018 campaign with a tall task. The Cardinals, who no longer have Lamar Jackson at quarterback, will be tasked with taking down the reigning national champion in Alabama.Apparently, the team’s head coach has faith that they can get it done. Speaking at the Louisville kick-off luncheon on Friday, Bobby Petrino said the team “will” get it done and beat Alabama.It was a quote that quickly went viral. Jason Anderson of ESPN Louisville was the first to post the quote.Nick Saban & Co. probably didn’t need any motivation heading into the contest. But they now have some, should they want it.Bobby Petrino at UofL Luncheon ending his remarks on the Alabama game:”I believe we’re gonna go beat em. And we will go beat em”— Jason Anderson (@J680Anderson) August 17, 2018Of course, these luncheons are spirited affairs in which coaches often try to amp everyone up with bold, positive statements. But Petrino also had to figure that what he said would get out.The spread for the contest is just under four touchdowns – so it’s fair to say that there aren’t many people who share Petrino’s opinion regarding which team is going to win. To be honest, most eyes will be on Alabama’s quarterback situation.That said, you never know. Louisville knocking off Alabama would probably be the upset of the year – in week one.
There will be no charges over Poppi Worthington’s death Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Mr Worthington was originally arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in August 2013 but no action was taken against him, and he has always denied any wrongdoing.The toddler’s mother was said to be “distressed and disappointed” by the decision not to prosecute.A CPS spokesman said on Monday: “Following a review of the original charging decision in this case, the CPS announced that there was not a realistic prospect of conviction in July 2016.”The CPS subsequently received an application under the victims’ right to review scheme in September 2016.”In accordance with the scheme, a CPS lawyer with no prior involvement in the case has completed a full review of the evidence and has concluded that the decision not to charge was correct.” Show more The father of Poppi Worthington will not be charged over the toddler’s death, the Crown Prosecution Service has said after reviewing the evidence.A judge in the family courts earlier this year ruled that Paul Worthington probably sexually assaulted his 13-month-old daughter before her sudden death. Mr Worthington denies any wrongdoing.The CPS said on Monday that a full review of the evidence found that “the decision not to charge was correct”.Poppi collapsed with serious injuries at her home in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, on December 12 2012 and was rushed to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The case has been beset by a series of errors, failures by police and controversial decisions. Poppi’s mother is understandably both distressed and disappointed by the CPS’s decision not to bring a prosecution regarding her deathFiona McGhie, lawyer representing Poppi’s mother In July the CPS concluded that there was insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction, but in September the prosecuting agency said it would look again at the circumstances of her death, prompting the latest inquest to be called off.Fiona McGhie, a lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, representing Poppi’s mother, said on her behalf: “Poppi’s mother is understandably both distressed and disappointed by the CPS’s decision not to bring a prosecution regarding her death. The girl’s death was shrouded in secrecy, with a 2014 fact-finding civil court judgment by Mr Justice Peter Jackson being kept private so as not to prejudice any criminal proceedings.An inquest into her death lasted just seven minutes and called no evidence.Cumbria Police conducted no real investigation for nine months as senior detectives thought a pathologist who examined Poppi’s body “may have jumped to conclusions” that the girl had been abused, concluded Mr Justice Jackson.A list of basic errors in evidence-gathering by detectives was also highlighted, which Cumbria Police later apologised for. Chief Constable Jerry Graham said earlier this year that the initial investigation “fell well short of the standard that could and indeed should have been expected.”A fresh inquest into the death of Poppi – ordered by High Court judges after the first hearing in October 2014 was deemed “irregular” after it called no evidence – had been adjourned pending the latest review. “She has always been anxious to know exactly what happened to Poppi on the day of her death as well as to secure justice for her little girl.”She hopes that an inquest, which was delayed while the CPS examined its decision, will shed some light on Poppi’s injuries and create a path to justice so her daughter can finally be at peace.” Mr Justice Peter Jackson made his ruling in the family court Credit:Gary Lee