Louisville won fewer than four games in 2018 for the first time in 21 years, lost to Clemson by 61 points (and suffered seven more losses by at least 21 points) and became the laughingstock of the ACC in just one season. It could get worse, says one ACC coach.
"The worst of it might not even be done yet," an anonymous coach told Athlon Sports. "Bobby Petrino leaving a program hits you in waves; first they quit on him, then you have to run off a bunch of them. They'll probably have guys leave over the course of the summer and fall."
Petrino went 34-18 in the first four seasons of his second stint at Louisville and while the program was no longer ripping off 10-win seasons (five 10-win seasons from 2001-13), the Cardinals were still an annual ACC contender and relevant in the national picture.
Petrino was fired 10 games into a disastrous season that ended with the defense allowing at least 52 points in their final five games (to finish 128th nationally in points allowed). Scott Satterfield was hired away from App State, where he won 40 games over his final four seasons.
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