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Louisville considering Rich Rodriguez to replace Charlie Strong


The Louisville Cardinals football team is without a head coach after Charlie Strong accepted the Texas Longhorns job. The Cardinals are moving quickly apparently though, andnthey’ve already got a name they’d like to explore.

Former Michigan Wolverine head coach and current Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez.

From AZ Central.com:

Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez, who is 16-10 in two seasons in Tucson, is reportedly at the top of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich’s wish list, according to FootballScoop.com, which is an industry leader for coaching news.

The site reported Sunday that Jurich “is working on it today” in regard to the process of hiring a new coach.

Matt Jones of KentuckySportsRadio.com commented Saturday night that Louisville would target Rodriguez.

It’d be interesting to see if he’d actually consider leaving. He has turned the Wildcats football program around significantly. This year they went 8-5 and beat Boston College in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl. Hard to believe he’d want to abandon all that.

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  • chuck

    Matt Jones is a blogger for fans of the university of Kentucky. He also host a pro-university of Kentucky radio show on a tiny radio station. Quoting him for a university of Louisville coaching search is pretty lazy considering he has no journalistic integrity. He’s a glorified message board poster.

  • chuck

    Matt Jones also reported that Kevin Ware was kicked off the team 3 months after breaking his leg. When the claim was dismissed he accused the media of a cover up….. Ware is still a member of the university of Louisville basketball team.

  • bracketbriefer

    If anything, and I doubt there is anything, RichRod would be just going for more money from Arizona. This would be a lateral move at best. The Pac-12 is far more prestigious than the AAC at this point, and Arizona has been going through quite a bit of improvements over the last two years.