LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Timing influences movement and it is understandable the time is right for new UofL football coach Scott Satterfield to leave the school he played for and coached, and the coach fans hoped would come did not.
Jeff Brohm proved his loyalty as a player and coach at the University of Louisville - spurning Notre Dame when he was a player, and Nick Saban and Alabama when he was on the Cardinal coaching staff.
That same loyalty applies now. Leaving Purdue as head coach after just two years didn’t seem right. He built a great foundation for the program with two strong seasons, and positioned them for a Big Ten title and Heisman Trophy winner next year. The Boilermakers rewarded him generously with a $2 million raise, making leaving even tougher.
Now, the next Cardinals chapter belongs to a coach who did all he could possibly do at Appalachian State. He leaves them in a great place, and gives Cardinal fans hope that one of the their worst seasons ever can soon be forgotten. Labor Day kicks off a new era when the Cards host Notre Dame.
We hope fans welcome Scott Satterfield. He will find a program with resources to compete for an ACC title. It will be tougher for sure than a Sun Belt title, but he is certainly prepared for the challenge.
Jeff Brohm may one day coach the Cardinals when the timing is right. Right now, the Satterfield era begins, and we hope it is a long one.