Among the more interesting names out there for the South Carolina football job is Louisville’s Scott Satterfield. Satterfield took the job with the Cardinals ahead of the 2019 season, after six seasons at Appalachian State, helping the program make the leap from FCS to FBS and quickly establish itself as a Sun Belt power, winning 10-plus games in three of his final four seasons with the program.
Last year, he took over a Louisville program expected to be in a deep rebuild after a disastrous final year under Bobby Petrino. The team was one of the surprises of the ACC, going 8-5 and winning the Music City Bowl.
This year has not gone nearly as well. Louisville has dealt with a number of absences, and has fallen back to the pack, going 3-7. This year is more along the lines of what people expected year one to look like, so it hasn’t really hurt Satterfield, who has a 62-36 all-time record, too much.
South Carolina is a few weeks removed of firing Will Muschamp. Satterfield has been in the discussions during that time, but it looks like his candidacy is over. He reportedly interviewed for the job earlier this week, but has now definitively said that he will be staying at Louisville.
BREAKING: Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield tells the Courier Journal he is staying at Louisville and is not going to South Carolina.
"I have no intention of leaving Louisville,” Satterfield told me. https://t.co/rizRJdRkew
— Cameron Teague (@cj_teague) December 5, 2020
Scott Satterfield has been pretty steadfast in insisting that he is not leaving the school, even among reports that he would interview for the opening with the Gamecocks. Last week he reiterated his intentions to stay at UL.
“While I’m flattered my name was associated with another job, I have not pursued or sought out any offers,” Satterfield said. “I am the head coach at the University of Louisville. We are building a strong foundation and culture. I love our players and the dedication they have shown to me and my staff. It’s important that we continue the development of this program. We have an outstanding recruiting class coming in December and I’m excited for the future of our football team. L’s Up!!!”
Louisiana’s Billy Napier, Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell, Liberty’s Hugh Freeze, and Oklahoma assistant Shane Beamer are among the names most frequently connected with the South Carolina football job.