LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Since Charlie Strong was officially named as the new football coach of Texas, the question lingering on Louisville fans minds is who take reign of Cardinals football?
The decision is up to athletic director Tom Jurich, who’s not wasting any time and getting right to work to find the right candidate.
Some of the names currently thrown out have been Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris, Michigan State defensive coordinator and current assistant coach of the year Pat Narduzzi and current Louisville assistants Shawn Watson and Vance Bedford. According to reports, Bedford will follow Coach Strong to Texas if he doesn’t get the job here.
Other names include Jim McElwain, who is the current head coach at Colorado State. McElwain was an assistant at Louisville from 2000 to 2002 and even won a national championship as the offensive coordinator at Alabama. There’s also Derek Mason, the defensive coordinator at Stanford; Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez, who also was a head coach at West Virginia and lastly, ex-Cardinals football coach Bobby Petrino.
Petrino is one of the most talked about names to fulfill the spot amongst fans.
Jurich says for him, it’s all about finding the right fit and the best coach for the job.