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Louisville hired Arkansas State RB coach Norval McKenzie for serve in the same capacity.

McKenzie has served as the running backs coach for Arkansas State for three seasons in addition to working as the team's special teams coordinator.
Jan 14 - 6:52 PM

Louisville redshirt freshman LB Kam Jones will transfer.

Jones (5'11/213) signed with the Cardinals as a three-star recruit in the 2017 recruiting class. After taking a redshirt his first year on campus, the linebacker failed to see the field during Louisville's burning-train-car of a 2018 campaign. As a redshirt freshman, Jones will be required to sit out the 2019 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations barring a drop out of the FBS ranks.
Jan 9 - 12:16 PM

Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel reports that Louisville will hire Oregon outside linebackers coach Cort Dennison to serve as co-defensive coordinator.

Dennison was hired away from Louisville by Oregon last winter. One year later, looks like he will be heading back to the Cardinals. His earlier stint with the program lasted for four years. Dennison will bring a strong recruiting hand to HC Scott Satterfield's staff. Nice hire, this one.
Jan 3 - 12:55 PM

According to Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel, Appalachian State co-defensive coordinator/inside linebackers coach Dale Jones is leaving to join Scott Satterfield's staff at Louisville.

Jones spent 23 seasons at Appalachian State, and he was promoted to co-defensive coordinator before the start of the 2018 season. Under his tutelage the Mountaineers finished first in the Sun Belt in scoring, total, rushing and pass defense, with the defense being a major reason why the team won 11 games. Louisville's defense was porous in 2018 to say the least, as it ranked last in the ACC in scoring, total and rushing defense.
Wed, Dec 19, 2018 01:30:00 PM

According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, Appalachian State interim HC/defensive line coach Mark Ivey will be joining Scott Satterfield's staff at Louisville.

Ivey was in charge of the Appalachian State program in the aftermath of Satterfield's departure to Louisville, leading the Mountaineers to a win over Middle Tennessee in the New Orleans Bowl. Ivey, who spent seven seasons on staff at his alma mater, coached the offensive linebackers for two seasons before becoming defensive line coach. In 2018 Louisville ranked dead last in the ACC in scoring, total and rushing defense and fifth against the pass.
Wed, Dec 19, 2018 01:24:00 PM

Redshirt junior RB Trey Smith announced Wednesday that he will be leaving Louisville as a grad transfer.

Smith (6'0/218), who graduated last week, will be eligible immediately at his next stop. In what was a difficult season for he and the Cardinals, the redshirt junior running back rushed for 263 yards and four touchdowns on 50 carries while also catching ten passes for 74 yards. Smith, who missed five games this season, is the son of former Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jimmy Smith and originally committed to Louisville as a wide receiver.
Wed, Dec 19, 2018 12:05:00 PM

Louisville hired Appalachian State RB/ST coach Stu Holt to serve as TE/ST coach.

Cardinals HC Scott Satterfield bringing over a member from his old App State staff, here. Holt spent the last four years working with Mountaineers running backs. Prior to that job, he held positions with South Florida (2013-14), Western Kentucky (2011-12) and Tennessee State (2010), among others. Holt has been working as a coach in various capacities for the last 22 years.
Source: gocards.com
Tue, Dec 18, 2018 04:13:00 PM

Louisville hired North Carolina State OL coach Dwayne Leford to be the new offensive coordinator.

Ledford will work under Scott Satterfield, who replaces Bobby Petrino as head coach of the Cardinals. The former NFL center spent the last three years as the offensive line coach of the Wolf Pack, but prior to that worked with Satterfield as offensive line coach at Appalachian State. He was also an NFL center for seven seasons. Expect Louisville to be a ground-heavy team in 2019 and beyond.
Tue, Dec 18, 2018 02:16:00 PM

Louisville received a verbal commitment from 2019 three-star RB Aidan Robbins.

Robbins (6'2/225) is a Louisville native and the No. 11 recruit out of Kentucky according to 247 Sports. The three-star, who was clocked at 4.54 in the forty at 225 pounds, is the No. 47 running back in the nation, so Robbins could ink out a sizable role for the Cardinals early in his career.
Mon, Dec 17, 2018 07:14:00 PM

Louisville hired former Colorado DB coach ShaDon Brown to serve as safeties coach.

Brown spent the last two seasons on staff at Colorado, but was not retained by new HC Mel Tucker. Not out a job for long, though. Prior to his time with the Buffaloes, he held positions with Army (2016) and Wofford (2011-15).
Wed, Dec 12, 2018 01:02:00 PM

Louisville hired Appalachian State passing-game coordinator Frank Ponce to serve as quarterbacks coach.

Ponce is already readily familiar with new Cardinals HC Scott Satterfield, having spent the previous six seasons on his staff at Appalachian State. Prior to his lengthy stay with the Mountaineers, Ponce earlier worked on staff at FIU from 2007-12.
Wed, Dec 12, 2018 12:42:00 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Louisville will hire Appalachian State DC Bryan Brown to serve in the same capacity.

Scott Satterfield is looking to bring some of his old familiars to the Louisville sideline, it would appear. We see these kinds of familiarity moves with almost every coaching change. Brown had been with Appalachian State since 2012, initially working as cornerbacks coach before receiving a promotion to defensive coordinator last winter. The Mountaineers finished sixth in scoring defense this year, allowing just 15.7 points per game on average.
Fri, Dec 7, 2018 12:44:00 PM

Louisville three-star 2019 verbal WR commit Stanley King will take an official visit to Rutgers this weekend.

King (6'5/190) remains in Louisville's corner for the time being, but admitted that he only has a passing knowledge of new HC Scott Satterfield's offensive schemes. He is scheduled to take an official visit to the Cardinals in two weekends. Of note, the above Rutgers official had already been scheduled prior to Louisville's coaching change and should not be read as a reaction to Satterfield's hire. King is currently undecided as to whether he will sign during the upcoming early December window or wait for February's traditional signing day. On the 247Sports composite board, he ranks as the No. 114 receiving prospect in the 2019 class.
Source: 247Sports
Thu, Dec 6, 2018 05:53:00 PM

Louisville HC Scott Satterfield's contract will run for six years with a base annual salary of $3.25 million.

Satterfield will be with the Cardinals through the 2024 season should he stay for the duration of his contract. While the annual monetary mark is not quite up to the bar set by former HC Bobby Petrino, who swiped $3.98 million this season for what was a no-show coaching job, it's a clear raise off his App State job. With the Mountaineers, Satterfield drew $712,500 for 2018 campaign.
Tue, Dec 4, 2018 08:23:00 PM

Louisville sophomore TE Kemari Averett is no longer on the team.

Averett (6'6/267) last played on Oct. 13, in a loss to Boston College. Just days later he was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault stemming from an argument over a missing laptop which allegedly saw the sophomore pull a gun on his girlfriend and threaten to send people to "find her." Averett's football future is very much in doubt, for obvious reasons.
Tue, Dec 4, 2018 07:30:00 PM


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