U of L football benefiting from staff stability | WDRB.com
The University of Louisville football coaching staff spent the past couple of days tearing each other apart.
No, it wasn’t some kind of mixed martial arts team-builder. Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong assigned each coach to take another coach’s personnel, break it down, scout it, and come back with a report on what he was impressed with, as well as what he thought he could attack.
It’s a testament to how comfortable Strong is with the commitment of his staff that he’d run such an exercise — which could easily make some coaches defensive — but he has good reason to feel secure.
Heading into his third season, Strong still has seven of the original nine assistant coaches he hired. That’s a marked change from his predecessor, Steve Kragthorpe, who entered Year No. 3 with only one of his original assistants. Before that, Bobby Petrino managed similar stability on his staff. He finished his four-year U of L career with six of his nine original assistants still in place.
Staff stability has been an important ingredient in building successful runs at U of L, but it also has been elusive.