Update on Louisville Football’s Coaching Staff (Dec. 10)

Purdue quarterback coach Brian Brohm watches a drill during a practice, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.Purduefootball080222 Am10137
Purdue quarterback coach Brian Brohm watches a drill during a practice, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.Purduefootball080222 Am10137 /

Two days ago, there were a plethora of coaching vacancies on the sidelines for the Louisville Cardinals. But now with Jeff Brohm officially being named the Head Coach of the University of Louisville Cardinals football team, several of those coaching vacancies are being filled by those who were on staff with him in West Lafayette.

With the secretive departure of Scott Satterfield for the University of Cincinnati early Monday morning, the Louisville fanbase found out via Twitter as first notably reported by The Enquirer’s Keith Jenkins. Not only did the fanbase find out via Twitter, but it was reported that the players found out via Twitter and then Satterfield stated “he didn’t have time to tell them in-person” so he sent them a Zoom link to announce his departure.

One notable tweet was sent by cornerback Josh Minkins confirming the rumor:

Upon Satterfield’s departure, stories flooded the internet indicating he had not been the man he had been preaching he was. Most notably, former Louisville wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick tweeting out that he made his players tweet something positive about him after it was reported in 2020 that he interviewed for the South Carolina head coaching vacancy without telling anybody.

This story was later confirmed on the From The Pink Seats Podcast as hosts Jacob Lane, Matt McGavic, Vince Lococo featured former Louisville tight end Ean Pfeifer as their guest, who corroborated the Fitzpatrick story.

With all of that being said, the Louisville fanbase was ready to move on from Head Coach Scott Satterfield for more than one reason. If his overall medicore career here wasn’t enough fuel for wanting his departure, then pulling this stunt to Cincinnati was enough to send a unifying coursing jolt through the players and the fanbase coming together in excitement that he has now left the program.

The only implication that would sadden the situation is the departure of several coaches, i.e. De’Rail Sims and Pete Thomas, who joined him in Cincinnati as well as the decommitment of several recruits i.e. Rueben Owens and Jayden Davis.

However, the new hire of Jeff Brohm has ignited the fanbase and made the city of Louisville excited about what the future holds. Not only is Jeff Brohm returning home, but he is bringing several coaches with him who have history in Louisville.

Most notably may be his younger brother Brian Brohm, who was a standout quarterback for the University of Louisville from 2004-2007 after recording phenomenal statistics at Trinity High School. The youngest Brohm has officially been named Louisville’s Offensive Coordinator, after he fulfills his duties of Interim Head Coach for Purdue in their Citrus Bowl matchup against the LSU Tigers.

Also, joining the Brohm brothers in Louisville are:

  • Ron English, Defensive Coordinator
  • Garrick McGee, Wide Receivers Coach
  • Chris Barclay, Running Backs Coach

All three of these coaches are assuming the same roles they held at Purdue University and have already begun their jobs for Louisville.

It is only a matter of time before the announcement of Greg Brohm to Louisville’s staff is official because of he has followed his younger brother to each of his previous head coaching stints. First, at Western Kentucky University and then to Purdue University. But, no official announcement has been made yet regarding the oldest Brohm brother.

There has also been an uproar from the Louisville fanbase for Head Coach Jeff Brohm to retain Pete Nochta, Director of Recruiting, and Mark Ivey, Defensive Line Coach, from the previous coaching regime and up to this point it appears as if they will be retained.