Earlier tonight, Josh Kendall of the Athletic reported Louisville Coach Scott Satterfield was set to interview in-person for the opening at South Carolina.
Some South Carolina coaching search news for your Tuesday evening. One interview has happened, two more on the schedule, more possible. (If you're not a subscriber, there's no better time.) @TheAthleticCFB https://t.co/CLsr1XiPXp— Josh Kendall (@JoshTheAthletic) November 25, 2020
As many of you reading this can imagine, it led to an uproar among both media and the Louisville fan base on social media. Many were angry that he would interview after only two years on the job. Others questioned if it was due to him seeking a raise and how, in the middle of a pandemic that has rocked the economy, it was a bad look. Others pointed to statements he made that allegedly threw shade at Javian Hawkins for opting out early and praised Tutu Atwell for being committed to the program 100% while his coach was looking at another program.
However, not long after, reports from numerous sources including the Courier-Journal’s Tim Sullivan and WDRB’s Rick Bozich cast doubt on this report. Specifically, AD Vince Tyra reached out to various media members to try and squash the madness.
Louisville AD Vince Tyra just told me Scott Satterfield will not interview at South Carolina.— Tim Sullivan (@TimSullivan714) November 25, 2020
In WDRB’s story, Tyra said that Satterfield would be putting out his own statement to address the issue that has caused a conflagration of consternation among the UofL fan base. Satterfield stayed true to his word to AD Tyra and released this statement: