UPDATE: Alabama trying to lure Jeff Brohm

Announcement of new football coaching staff at the University of Louisville should occur by weeks end. How many members of the previous staff can be expected to remain with the Cardinal program? Will Jeff Brohm remain with U of L? Read what we are hearing...

Last Update: Friday - 5:40 p.m.

InsideTheVille.com has learned from two sources within the last hour that U of L quarterbacks coach Jeff Brohm is considering a position on the new Nick Saban staff at Alabama. It's also believed that they are offering either the offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach position.

Brohm had decided to remain with the current U of L staff as quarterback coach on Wednesday night, but interest Thursday from the Crimson Tide has apparently interested the former Louisville quarterback.

Brohm apparently has not reached a decision on Saban's offer as of early Friday evening. Sources inform InsideTheVille.com that Brohm has until Saturday to accept Alabama's offer.

Moments following the rapid hiring of Steve Kragthorpe as the 20th head football coach at the University of Louisville, Cardinal fans began anxiously awaiting word of who the former Tulsa coach would name to his coaching staff. Moments after being introduced by U of L Athletic Director Tom Jurich, Kragthorpe made it clear that assembling his staff was a top priority.

"I have a tremendous to-do list and putting together a staff is paramount on that list," Kragthorpe said. "I'll get that done tomorrow morning. I'm going to hire the best staff I can."

Among those in attendance at Kragthorpe's introduction on Tuesday afternoon were Cardinal assistants Jeff Brohm, Mike Cassity, Reggie Johnson and Greg Nord. Strength & Conditioning coach Jason Veltkamp and Director of Football Operations, Greg Brohm, were also on hand.

Brohm had his #11 jersey
honored by U of L in 2006
Kragthorpe visited with each of the four assistants individually on Wednesday morning with hopes of retaining each on his initial coaching staff at Louisville. It appears that Cassity, Johnson and Nord are in position to remain with the Cardinals. Cassity will continue to serve as the team's defensive coordinator.

According to our sources Jeff Brohm had multiple coaching opportunities extended to him. Despite the offers, InsideTheVille.com confirmed on Wednesday night that the former NFL quarterback will remain on the new Cardinal coaching staff.

Additionally, it was reported on Wednesday morning's Joe B. & Denny Show that Tulsa co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach Mark Nelson would join Kragthorpe's staff as the special teams coach. Nelson has also coached at Baylor and Kentucky.

Kragthorpe spent much of Thursday morning traveling to Tulsa and meeting with members of his former staff. Sources have told InsideTheVille.com that Charlie Stubbs, Kragthorpe's offensive coordinator at Tulsa, will join the Cardinals staff and will serve in the same role. Stubbs has 18 years experience as a collegiate assistant coach, including 10 seasons as an offensive coordinator and three years as passing game coordinator. Stubbs coaching experience also includes stops at Alabama, BYU, Memphis and Oregon State.

Sources also indicated that former U of L and Michigan State assistant Mike Cox was considered for a position on the staff, but no agreement was met. Cox was apart of John L. Smith's first staff at Louisville and remained with the Cardinals until moving on to Michigan State with Smith.

There is no press conference to introduce the new staff currently scheduled. The entire new Cardinal coaching staff should be officially introduced by weeks end. Stay logged on to the InsideTheVille.com premium message board for all the latest developments.

Previous U of L assistants Paul Petrino, Mike Summers, Joe Whitt Jr., and Kevin Wolthausen, along with former grad assistant Jon Gannon, are joining the Atlanta Falcons coaching staff.

Stay tuned to InsideTheVille.com as we continue our in-depth coverage on the hiring of Steve Kragthorpe.


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