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Louisville football loses another assistant

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ShaDon Brown is headed to West Virginia.

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A fourth assistant is making an offseason move away from the Louisville football program.

Following in the footsteps of Dwayne Ledford, Frank Ponce and Norvan McKenzie is safeties coach ShaDon Brown, who is headed to West Virginia to serve as the Mountaineers’ defensive coordinator. At WVU, Brown will replace Jahmile Addae, who left to become the safeties coach at Georgia last week.

Prior two his two-year stint under Scott Satterfield, Brown spent two seasons at Colorado. He was the safeties coach for the Buffaloes for a year before being promoted to defensive passing game coordinator.

Brown also spent time as a head coach at Rowan County High School in Kentucky from 2008-10. In 2007, he was an assistant at Boyle County High School, the alma mater of West Virginia head coach Neal Brown.

It’s impossible to say for certain whether or not these defections (in this case, it’s a clear promotion for Brown) would be happening if Satterfield’s bizarre flirtation(s) with South Carolina had not occurred. Regardless, there’s no debating that the optics of the situation aren’t great.

These are a big 10 months on the horizon, both in terms of how Satterfield fills out his staff and how his team performs on the field in year three.