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Louisville hires new DC
Petrino & the UofL made it official this morning after the weekend rumors. Brian VanGorder has officially been hired.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsspor...nator/amp/

VanGorder was the linebackers coach for the Atlanta Falcons during Bobby Petrino's one-year stint in the NFL in 2007. Previously the defensive coordinator at Georgia, Auburn and Notre Dame, VanGorder worked as an analyst for Kirby Smart at Georgia in 2016 and for Oklahoma State in 2017. In total, VanGorder has worked for 10 different college programs and three NFL teams in 37 seasons of coaching.
"I am truly excited about the opportunity to join the football program at the University of Louisville," VanGorder said. "Coach Petrino has built an impressive program here and I know that the culture that he has created here at Louisville is something that I believe I fit well with and will be comfortable in. I look forward to the challenge ahead and being a productive part in this successful program."


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01-29-2018 10:56 AM
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I would imagine this is what the scene was at 100 Reeves Ln in Clemson when they heard this news.

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An opposing defensive coordinator who is typically a coaching nomad who doesn't stay anywhere long, hasn't fielded a potent defense in 13 years and has a reputation as a lackadaisical recruiter going to a divisional opponent? Awesome!
01-29-2018 11:17 AM
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(01-29-2018 11:17 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  I would imagine this is what the scene was at 100 Reeves Ln in Clemson when they heard this news.

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An opposing defensive coordinator who is typically a coaching nomad who doesn't stay anywhere long, hasn't fielded a potent defense in 13 years and has a reputation as a lackadaisical recruiter going to a divisional opponent? Awesome!


It's likely a step up from Sirmon, at least this guy has had success before.


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Step up from bad to mediocre?
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01-29-2018 12:33 PM
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(01-29-2018 12:33 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  Step up from bad to mediocre?
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If this new DC lays an egg, Petrino's goose will be cooked also at Louisville. I am not impressed by this hire. 07-coffee3
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BVG's defensive schemes are so complicated that the Notre Dame students couldn't learn them, maybe the Louisville D will prove to be a lot smarter.
01-29-2018 12:43 PM
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(01-29-2018 12:43 PM)XLance Wrote:  BVG's defensive schemes are so complicated that the Notre Dame students couldn't learn them, maybe the Louisville D will prove to be a lot smarter.

Best way to have great defense is keep it fast, smart, simple and hardnose as hell! 07-coffee3
01-29-2018 12:48 PM
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My thoughts on the hire are as follows.......Ahhhh
01-29-2018 12:59 PM
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(01-29-2018 12:33 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  Step up from bad to mediocre?
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With Petrino's offenses being routinely ranked in the top 10, if not top 5, all you NEED is a mediocre defense to contend.

I guarantee this is the thinking from Petrino on this hire. This has never "gotten him over the hump", but it has put him close in the past. He's never stayed at one place long enough to see if, once he is close, he can get over the hump. Time will tell if this thinking is justified.

At this late stage, I'm ok with this hire. It's not like we were going to poach a high quality DC at another program. This guy has been at a pretty high level of football .... we'll see what he can do.
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Hope He can at the very least teach anyone to finally tackle someone. This just hitting the opponent hoping He goes down hasn't worked very well in recent years.
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