Former Louisville basketball coach Chris Mack has Twitter tiff from Super Bowl

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Former Louisville basketball coach Chris Mack attended Sunday’s Super Bowl to watch his beloved Bengals and engaged in a Twitter tiff from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

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It started when the former Cardinals coach — who reached a $4.8 million separation agreement with U of L on Jan. 26 — retweeted a take from outkick.com's Clay Travis about celebrities attending the Super Bowl without masks.

Mark Ennis, who hosts daily afternoon show The Drive on Lousville’s 93.9 FM, retweeted Mack, suggesting his cavalier attitude about masking might offer some insight into the three COVID-19-related pauses the Louisville men’s basketball team had during the past two seasons.

Mack answered back with a pair of apparently sarcastic responses, calling Ennis an “idiot” in the second.

Responses came in from both sides of the COVID/mask debate — it’s Twitter, after all — but Ennis and Mack dropped the subject after Ennis asked Mack why he was engaging in an argument from the Super Bowl.

Ennis said via text message Monday that he had nothing else to say about the exchange.

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Louisville had two COVID-related pauses last season, including one after Mack tested positive in February. The Cards were put on pause again in December after positive tests in the program, leading to the postponement of Louisville’s annual rivalry game against Kentucky.

At the time, Mack questioned some COVID policies — including an ACC forfeit policy that was subsequently changed — and when asked after Louisville’s December pause if he planned to implement stricter COVID protocols said, “I don’t know how much that stuff works. Everybody around the country’s getting it. We try to do what we can.”

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