Louisville To Make Decision With Kenny Payne "Fairly Soon"

Kenny Payne could be out at Louisville in the coming days

Louisville head coach Kenny Payne reacts during the second half of the Cards' 71-54 loss to Virginia
Louisville head coach Kenny Payne reacts during the second half of the Cards' 71-54 loss to Virginia / Matt Stone/Louisville Courier Journal /
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After Louisville had lost back-to-back games to a 1-win DePaul team and Arkansas State, most thought that would be the end of Kenny Payne at Louisville. However, most thought it would be an end-of-season move due to Payne's buyout and other circumstances.

New information and the state of the fanbase proves otherwise.

jeff Goodman is a trustworthy enough source to take this information seriously, and the information lines up with everything that has been happening inside the program recently. Athletic director Josh Heird "talking to players about Kenny Payne and the state of the program" sounds exactly like something he would do. What is shocking is the quote by Heird "fairly soon".

Does that mean a decision will be made today, tomorrow, next week, next month, or within the next hour? It is hard to say but I can imagine it will be made within the next week.

I can imagine Heird either coming out and saying "We are moving on from Kenny Payne" or "We are finishing out the season with Kenny Payne".

Kenny Payne is currently 8-34 as the Louisville head coach, and that stat alone should justify firing Payne midseason during year 2. This experiment has failed on every possible level, and Payne does not deserve to finish out this season.

Josh Heird knows what has to happen, it is just a matter of when, not if Louisville will fire Kenny Payne.