Nunnsense | My Top Candidates To Replace Satterfield

I’m going to go ahead and throw some names out there. You don’t have to like or agree with any of these, but these are the names that I feel AD Josh Heird will look closely at as possible candidates to be the next Louisville football coach. I truly don’t have a definite favorite right now and I’m fine with several of these guys listed below.

I just want to say that I was a fan of Satterfield as a man and I wanted him to succeed here at Louisville. But as time went on it became more and more apparent that he wasn’t ready for ACC football. I do, however, have to give him credit for the turnaround the team made this season. I just wonder why he waited until year four to make the changes he made this season. It baffles me. Regardless, it was time for him to move on. I’ll just say thank you for your time and best of luck. Adios!

So here are my list of possible candidates in no particular order.

Jeff Brohm

The hometown guy that everyone will mention every time the job opens up until he is hired or he permanently closes that door. His record at Purdue is 36-34 and 17-9 over the last two seasons. He did reach the Big 10 title game this season. He has to be on the short list, but the financial deficiencies at Louisville may prevent them from making a legitimate offer, Home town discount? Not likely, but you never know.

Dave Ragone

It is my belief that Dave is very high on the school’s wish list and I think he is the most likely candidate to get the job. He has no college coaching experience so he will likely draw comparison to the current basketball coach, but his NFL coaching ascent with the Titans, Bears, Commanders, and now as the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons should be more than enough to be qualified to coach at Louisville. Also, not having a buyout to pay makes him even more enticing.

Bryan Brown

I think one day he will be a head coach somewhere, but not here this time. However, I do think Josh owes him at least an interview out of respect and gratitude for his time here. No matter where he ends up, I wish him well.

Sherrone Moore

Currently the co-offensive coordinator at Michigan. Not a bad gig, but probably looking to move up. So why not come back to Louisville where he started his coaching career as a GA and then the tight ends coach. He was at Louisville from 2009-2013. I think he’s ready to make the next step, but it will be looked at as a little risky on Louisville’s end to hire a coordinator for his first head coaching job. Look for Stanford to make a run at him too.

Lance Leipold

Currently the Kansas head football coach. I think you gotta give him a good long look. HIs 6-6 record this season is a bit deceiving. He did some good things at Kansas. In 2021, he defeated Texas for only the second time in the Big 12’s existence, and the first time on the road. This year he had Kansas ranked all the way up to 19th in the country. That was their first appearance in the polls since 2009. The Jayhawks beat Oklahoma State to become bowl eligible and that victory over Oklahoma State was the Jayhawks first win over an AP poll ranked team since 2010 and their first ever win over a team ranked in the College Football Playoff poll since its inception in 2014. I think with Louisville’s facilities and recruiting class coming in that Lance could succeed in the Ville.

Dan Mullen

Dan spent 13 seasons as a head coach at Florida (2018-21) and Mississippi State (2009-17). He is currently a football analyst for ABC/ESPN. He has an overall recd of 103-61 (.628 winning %) while going 7-3 in bowl games. Not sure he wants to go back to the sidelines, but this would be a great place for him to dip his feet back in and who wouldn’t want a coach with that high of a winning percentage over that long of a career? He might not be the big splash hire that puts fans back in the seats, but as they say… winning cures all.

Here are several other names to consider

  • Matt House – LSU DC
  • Tyson Helton – WKU HC
  • Kane Wommack – South Alabama HC
  • Bill O’Brien – Alabama OC
  • Scott Frost – unemployed
  • Matt Entz – North Dakota State HC
  • Jesse Minter – Michigan DC

Names you guys need to please stop saying

Not happening

  • Charlie Strong
  • Urban Meyer
  • Ed Ogeron
  • Bobby Petrino

As Always, GO CARDS!


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