Satterfield named Louisville’s head man

College Football

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville has officially hired Scott Satterfield as its head football coach.

The University of Louisville Athletic Association unanimously approved the hiring of the former Appalachian State coach on Tuesday. Satterfield, who received a six-year contract with a base annual salary of $1.625 million and another $1.625 million for media obligations, was introduced at a news conference later Tuesday at Cardinal Stadium.

Satterfield was hired nearly a week after Jeff Brohm said he was staying at Purdue. The 45-year-old Satterfield guided the Mountaineers to a 51-24 record with three bowl wins in six seasons.

“I’m so excited to be here,” said Satterfield, who was cheered as he entered the club at Cardinal Stadium.

“We’ve had a lot of success over the past four years and there’s been opportunities, but this is the right one.”

Satterfield replaces Bobby Petrino, who was fired Nov. 11 after a 2-8 start to the fifth season of his second stint as coach. Lorenzo Ward lost the final two games as Louisville’s interim coach.

Satterfield will now compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference after leading App State’s successful transition from the Football Champion­ship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Responding to questions about Satterfield’s ability to lead a Power Five program, Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said, “I think he’s stepped up and will do it here.”

Elsewhere:

n Arkansas quarterback Cole Kelley has announced he will transfer. But the redshirt sophomore did not say on Twitter where he will go.

n Offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey is leaving Auburn to take the same job at Kansas.

n Ferris State University says a football player who allegedly struck a woman at an off-campus apartment has been dismissed from the team.

The school didn’t release the player’s name.

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