Monday, January 5, 2009
Recently fired Utah State head coach Brent Guy will be taking over as the linebackers coach at the University of Louisville according to Rivals.com. When it comes to his career as a linebackers coach and defensive coordinator, Guy has had a relatively hefty amount of success. He's had successful stints at Oklahoma State, Utah State, Boise State, and Arizona State (I guess he likes them states) in those capacities. It was only when he took the reins at Utah State as the head coach that he ran into some disfunction. Over four years in Logan, Guy's squad mustered a 9-38 record.
Guy will be joining former Cardinal linebacker coach Bill Miller on the defensive side of the ball. Miller and Guy will be reunited from their days on staff at Oklahoma State in the early 1990's.
A lot is going to have to be done if Louisville's defense is going to improve. Ron English remarked upon leaving Louisville, that he was surprised by the lack of stability in recruiting and retention within the program, making it difficult for him to run an efficient defense. As you'll also note below, Brian Bennett of ESPN's Big East Blog is predicting that the Cardinals' slide may get worse before things in Louisville get any better. On to that and other links: