It’s truly a sad day in Boone, North Carolina as the beloved Scott Satterfield has done what we all knew was coming sooner rather than later. Satterfield has made the jump to the Power 5 and he will do so with the Louisville Cardinals of the ACC.
The news broke Monday evening around 5 pm but rumors connecting Scott to the UL program had been running wild since the beginning of last week. Louisville had a disappointing 2018 campaign after star QB Lamar Jackson left school a year early to enter the NFL. The Cardinals went 2-10 this year and fired coach Bobby Petrino 10 games into the season. Trouble hasn’t stopped there, as numerous reports have suggested a lack of control on the program and a lack of effort both on and off the field.
That’s where a guy like Scott Satterfield comes in. A man who has spent 20 years on the App State staff in some capacity knows exactly what it takes to get the best out of athletes and build a winner. Satterfield was dubbed the “New Era” Coach when he took over for the legend Jerry Moore when Appalachian announced it would move to the FBS in 2013. The transition into the Sun Belt couldn’t have gone much smoother.
Satterfield is 51-24 overall and an outstanding 34-6 in Sun Belt play through his time in Boone. He also added an outright Sun Belt title to his resume, as well as shares over two conference championships and three straight bowl victories as well.
An official press conference is scheduled with Louisville on Tuesday at 4:30 PM and that’s where it appears Satterfield’s hire will become official. Assuming he sticks around through this month’s bowl game, the New Orleans Bowl will be the last time we’ll see Scott Satterfield in black and gold.
Stay tuned for more updates on this story throughout the week.