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Louisville replaces offensive coordinator

Posted on: October 7, 2011 5:44 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Louisville assistant head coach/offensive coordinator Mike Sanford is no longer with the program and has been replaced as offensive coordinator by quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson, CBSSports.com has learned.

Sanford, 56, did not make the trip to Chapel Hill, N.C., for Saturday’s game at North Carolina. He also did not attend any practices this week leading up to the UNC game. Sanford was in his second season with the Cardinals after five seasons as head coach at UNLV. He was 16-43 with the Runnin’ Rebels from 2005-09. He also was previously offensive coordinator at Utah and Stanford.

Watson came to Louisville before this season from Nebraska. Watson will take over the offensive coordinator duties Saturday against UNC and for the rest of the season. UL officials declined comment.

Louisville (2-2) was averaging 18.7 points per game under Sanford, ranking last in the Big East and 105th out of 120 FBS schools in scoring offense. The Cardinals also were 86th nationally in total offense, averaging 359.7 yards per game.
Comments

Since: Jul 20, 2008
Posted on: October 10, 2011 9:01 pm
 

Louisville replaces offensive coordinator

I doubt it fans love Strong and understand this team is young. Kragthorpe destroyed UL and Strong is rebuilding things with a solid draft class and more to come. 



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: October 8, 2011 2:32 am
 

Hot Seat

Strong better stop losing to creampuffs and beat some good teams. They may run him out after this season.



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2011 9:06 pm
 

Louisville replaces offensive coordinator

Good for Wats.  He got a bad wrap at Nebraska but I think that had a lot to do with where Pelini wanted to take the Offense vs what Wats was used to coaching.  Given the right situation he can be a pretty good OC. 



Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2011 8:57 pm
 

Louisville replaces offensive coordinator

They still beat the lousy Wildcats of the SEC. Stupid comment Maux. You are typical UK FAN



Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2011 8:56 pm
 

Louisville replaces offensive coordinator

They still beat the lousy wildcats in the SEC



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2011 7:52 pm
 

Louisville replaces offensive coordinator

One wonders if it wouldn't be wise for Louisville to drop football altogether and be basketball only. At the very least they should consider moving to 1-AA. The Cards were crushed by Florida International, who subsequently lost to Louisiana-Lafayette and Duke. Last week they lost at home to Marshall who was 0-20 in their last twenty games vs. BCS opponents. Good grief. How can it possibly get any worse?



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Louisville replaces offensive coordinator

You obviously listen to stupid Matty Jones too much.   There was NO fist fight or any fight with Strong in anyway.   There was a disagreement between 2 assistants -- no fists.   I guess Charlie chose which to keep and which to let go.




Since: Aug 6, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2011 6:02 pm
 

Louisville replaces offensive coordinator

You fail to mention that he got in a fist fight with H.C. Charlie Strong. Might have something to do with it.


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