Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports is reporting that new Louisville running backs coach, Chad Scott will be named the co-offensive coordinator at West Virginia. Scott has a history with Brown that goes all the way back to their time on the Troy staff together. Scott and Brown also coached together at Kentucky before Brown left for the Troy Trojans head coaching job.
I’m not sure that Scott ever even made it to UofL’s campus. He’s the only coach on the official site that doesn’t have a new head shot in a UofL polo. He also hasn’t been active on social media like the other coaches have been. It might be fair to wonder if he was waiting for Brown to finally get a power five job during this coaching cycle.
Louisville seems to be back in search mode for a running back coach as well as a wide receiver coach. I think at least one of those positions will be filled quickly. There’s also the option to move Stu Holt to running backs coach and go out and look for a tight ends coach. Holt coached the Appalachian State running backs.
Scott Satterfield has named Chad Scott as his running back coach for Louisville Football. Scott comes to UofL after serving as the tight ends coach at North Carolina for the last two years. Scott’s background is actually as a running backs coach. He was in that role for Kentucky, Texas Tech, and Troy before moving on to UNC.
UNC fired Larry Fedora at the end of this season and Scott was not retained by Mack Brown. Scott was a top recruiter for UNC during his time there. He landed the top recruit in the 2018 class as well as getting three total 4-star players in the last two classes. Scott is from Florida and has done well recruiting the state during his career.
Scott coached running backs at UK when Mark Stoops first arrived. He had mixed results but the top backs on the team averaged over five yards a carry after year one. Boom Williams thrived under Scott, averaging 7.07 yards per carry in his sophomore year. Jojo Kemp and others also had solid careers with Scott leading the running back room.
At Texas Tech, Scott coached Baron Batch and Kenny Williams. Both ran for over 800 yards in Neal Brown’s spread offense. Williams was recruited to TTU by Scott and is one of the top recruits they landed during the time he was on staff.
Louisville has built a strong group of recruiters with the new staff. Scott’s ties to Florida will only help their efforts there. It also doesn’t hurt that Scott is only 37 years old. Relating to players and recruits was an issue for the previous staff and Scott Satterfield has shown with his hires that he wants to make sure that it won’t be an issue going forward.