U of L football coach search - day two

Cardinal Authority has a recap of Day Two of the search for a new University of Louisville football coach. U of L athletic director Tom Jurich is searching for a replacement for Charlie Strong, who was introduced as the Texas coach on Monday afternoon. Cardinal Authority has the latest on all the movement.

Day two of the search for the next University of Louisville football coach saw plenty of rumors and only a few news items.

Cardinal Authority reported at midday that Louisville defensive coordinator Vance Bedford did interview with athletic director Tom Jurich, while U of L offensive coordinator Shawn Watson was next to chat with Jurich.

The rest of the day was filled with rumors and names being thrown out by folks all over social media. The biggest rumor of the day was Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez being seen in town.

Rodriguez, who did show interest for the job and was seemingly the top candidate on Sunday, now appears to be down the list a little but still not out of the race.

Western Kentucky coach Bobby Petrino reportedly hasn't been contacted by Jurich but is expected to speak with the U of L AD in the next couple of days.

Jurich is also expected to reach out to chat with Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris, Stanford associate head coach Derek Mason and Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi.

He could speak with others but sources who informed Scout.com of the Bedford interview said U of L was expecting to interview "four more" candidates.

On Sunday, Jurich said "sooner" rather than later was when he wanted to name a new head coach. Several sources said it would happen before the weekend.

There could be other candidates not being mentioned by any of the local media outlets but Jurich and the U of L camp are being very quiet.

But it does appear the search is moving at a fast pace.

Cardinal Authority will keep you posted on the latest. We will update our coaching hot board around noon on Tuesday.


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