College football coaching carousel: Louisville hires Jeff Brohm

The college football coaching carousel continues to spin, and with the first transfer window officially open and the early signing period fast approaching, athletic directors across the country are looking to put their respective programs in the best position possible come the end of the season.

Colorado made a huge splash this past weekend with the hiring of former Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders, while Wisconsin, Nebraska and Auburn also made big hires.

Check out the latest college football coaching news.

Jeff Brohm to Louisville

Previous role: Purdue head coach, 2017-22

Brohm, who quarterbacked Louisville from 1989-93, is returning home to coach the Cardinals after Scott Satterfield abruptly left to take over as Cincinnati’s head coach. This marks Brohm’s third stint as a head coach, with previous stops at Western Kentucky and Purdue. He has a 66-44 career record, including 36-24 at Purdue, which included multiple bowl games and a Big Ten West title this past season.

Kevin Wilson to Tulsa

Previous role: Ohio State offensive coordinator, 2017-22

Wilson will get a second chance at being a college head coach after leading Indiana from 2011-16, where he posted a 26-47 record, including 12-37 in Big Ten play. He’s a respected offensive mind who helped lead an Ohio State offense that ranked in the top 10 nationally in yards per game every year he was there.

Scott Satterfield do Cincinnati

Previous role: Head coach at Louisville, 2019-22

Satterfield had plenty of ups and downs during his four seasons in Louisville, with his best year coming in 2019 when the Cardinals finished 8-5, including a win over Mississippi State in the Music City Bowl. He was extremely successful during his time at Appalachian State, going 51-24 in six seasons, including three first-place finishes in the Sun Belt Conference and a perfect 3-0 record in bowl games.

Deion Sanders to Colorado

Previous role: Jackson State head coach, 2020-22

The biggest splash of this year’s college football coaching carousel came when the University of Colorado announced Deion Sanders as its next head coach. Although he has no major head coaching experience, Sanders’ ability to recruit and promote the football program will be a huge win for Colorado. He led Jackson State to a 27-5 mark in three seasons, including a perfect 12-0 mark in 2022.

Hugh Freeze do chestnut

Previous role: Freedom head coach, 2019-22

Freese arrives at Auburn with extensive head coaching experience, his most notable stop being at Ole Miss from 2012-16. The former Rebels head coach resigned from Ole Miss amid personal and NCAA scandals. He’s officially 76-47 in 13 seasons as a head coach at Lambuth, Arkansas State, Ole Miss and Liberty, but that doesn’t include 27 wins at Ole Miss that were overturned due to multiple NCAA violations.

Luke Fickell to Wisconsin

Previous role: Cincinnati head coach, 2017-22

Fickell takes over the Wisconsin program after being the head coach at Cincinnati for six seasons, where he posted a 57-18 record and helped lead the Bearcats to the College Football Playoff last season. In addition to a CFP berth, Fickell’s resume as a head coach includes three 11-plus win seasons, two AAC titles and a 2-2 record in bowl games. He was an assistant at Ohio State from 2002-2016.

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Kenny Dillingham to State of Arizona

Previous role: Oregon offensive coordinator, 2022

Dillingham is an Arizona native and Arizona State graduate who was Oregon’s offensive coordinator this past season. The 32-year-old served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Memphis, Auburn and Florida State before arriving at Oregon in 2022. He helped lead an offense that averaged over 500 yards per game last season, which tied for the third highest total in the country.

Matt Ruhl do Nebraska

Previous role: Carolina Panthers head coach, 2020-22

After six straight losing seasons, Nebraska hired Rhule to help rebuild the program and return it to national prominence. Ruhl, 47, was the head coach at Temple from 2013-16 before leaving for Baylor in 2017, where he spent three seasons and led the Bears to an 11-win season and a berth in the Sugar Bowl in his third season with the program.

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