Scott Satterfield has officially left the University of Louisville to accept the head coaching position at the University of Cincinnati. This was first reported by The Athletic’s Justin Williams. Satterfield leaves UofL after going 7-5 this season and 25-24 overall in his 4 seasons at the helm.
Two big bugaboos the fan base had was Satterfield’s 0-3 record against their in-state rival, including 2 blowouts and his inability to defeat Clemson when he had opportunities to do so. Another issue was his inability to recruit a QB. In his 4 years here, only Evan Conley, Brock Domann, and Jawon Pass got snaps at QB outside of Malik Cunningham. Whoever the new coach is will have to find a transfer QB to bridge the gap to incoming freshman Pierce Clarkson.
AD Josh Heird met with media this afternoon in the wake of Satterfield’s departure and named Card Forever Deion Branch as the interim coach for the bowl game. Branch made clear at the presser he is not in the running for the permanent position.
All eyes now turn to the search and it’s pretty obvious the name at the top of the list is Card Forever and current Purdue Head Coach Jeff Brohm. If Satterfield took over a dumpster fire here, Brohm took over a nuclear wasteland at Purdue. He’s turned them into a respectable program that has top-5 wins and just played in the Big 10 title game. Other candidates could emerge, but Brohm, as of this writing, is the front runner. Hopefully, this coaching search is quick as the transfer portal is open and signing day is just a little over a week away.