Dec 21, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns director of athletics Scott Farmer, university president Joseph Savoie and head coach Mark Hudspeth hold the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl trophy after defeating the Tulane Green Wave, 24-21, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Feldman: Mark Hudspeth, Pat Narduzzi among 'names to keep an eye on at Louisville'

Now that the Louisville Cardinals officially having an opening for their head coaching position with Charlie Strong leaving for the same job with the Texas Longhorns here is a list of potential candidates, according to CBS Sports columnist Bruce Feldman.

Related: Pat Narduzzi, Chad Morris and Kirby Smart potential candidates at Louisville

Mason has been with Stanford since 2010 when he was the defensive backs coach and has been the team’s defensive coordinator since 2011 and was a cornerback on the Northern Arizona football team when Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich was the AD there

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Hudspeth was 66-21  as the head coach at Northern Alabama and is 27-12 in three seasons at Louisiana-Lafayette with a perfect record of 3-0 in bowls. In between those two stops he coached receivers on Dan Mullen’s staff at Mississippi State.

Louisville went with a defensive-minded coach when they hired Strong to replace the offensive-minded Steve Kragthorpe who replaced the offensive-minded Bobby Petrino so maybe they go the offensive route this time around.

If that’s indeed the case, Hudspeth, Morris and then Herman (the latter two called rising stars by Feldman) could comprise the hierarchy for Louisville, while Narduzzi would be the biggest ‘name’ they could hire.

Tags: Chad Morris Charlie Strong Derek Mason Louisville Cardinals Mark Hudspeth Pat Narduzzi Tom Herman

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