The embattled first-year coach announced during a 4 p.m. press conference Sunday afternoon that he'll replace both offensive coordinator Charlie Stubbs and defensive coordinator Mike Cassity. Jeff Brohm, who has served as the UofL quarterback coach the past five seasons, will replace Stubbs as the Cardinals offensive coordinator next season.
"We have two changes - Mike Cassity I let him go and we'll continue to look at different option the next two or three weeks. I just didn't feel like we were as productive on that side of the ball and I wanted to make that change."
"Charlie Stubbs is resigning to pursue other opportunities," Kragthorpe added. "I'm promoting Jeff Brohm to offensive coordinator. I feel great about Jeff and the communication we have. I want to keep some continuity because I want to maintain the same type of system for our returning offensive players."
Brohm will continue to serve as quarterback coach in addition to his new responsibilities as offensive coordinator.
Kragthorpe also said he will also look to hire a new wide receiver coach during the off-season, as Stubbs coached that position this season. Kragthorpe said Director of Football Operations Greg Brohm is not a candidate to coach the wide receivers.
Kragthorpe said that AD Tom Jurich had some input but emphasized, "these were my decisions."
In a defensive coordinator, Kragthorpe said he's looking for "the best guy and the best fit" for the job. He also said he wanted a coordinator who would be sound schematically and operate out of a base four-man front but who could also play some three-man fronts. "We want to be aggressive and sound on defense," he said.
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