New Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield continues to add to his staff as he gets situated at U of L.
Sources: Dwayne Ledford taking a new job… https://t.co/urKaLfE3FC
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) December 10, 2018
According to a report from FootballScoop.com, NC State offensive line coach Dwayne Ledford appears to be leaving Raleigh to join Satterfield on his staff at Louisville.
This is huge news for a Louisville offense line that allowed 43 sacks last season, which was second worst among Power Five schools and tied for 128th among FBS schools.
Ledford has been on staff with Dave Doeren at NC State since 2016, coaching an offensive line that has been one of the best in the ACC. NC State finished the 2018 regular season with nine sacks allowed, tied for third-best in the FBS and currently is one of five schools to have allowed less than ten sacks this season. Among Ledford’s most notable accomplishments, he coached this year’s Rimington Trophy winner Garrett Bradbury.
Ledford was heavily rumored to be a candidate for the vacant head coaching position at Appalachian State. Ledford had previously worked with Satterfield while they were at Appalachian State, serving as their offensive line coach as well as a co-offensive coordinator during his four-year stint.
However, Ledford’s decision to rejoin Satterfield at Louisville appears to be the latest in a series of moves this weekend for U of L. On Friday, Bryan Brown was reported to become the new defensive coordinator at Louisville, also following Satterfield as one of his top assistants.
As of this post, neither Ledford nor Brown’s hires have officially been announced by Louisville.