—A bombshell report from the Houston Chronicle says that both Texas and Oklahoma have reached out to the SEC about potentially joining the conference.
—U of L running back Jalen Mitchell has been named to the watch list for the 2021 Doak Walker Award.
—The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie has David Johnson going with the 50th overall pick in his latest NBA mock draft.
—Vince Tyra remains confident in the abilities of Scott Satterfield.
“Family wise, Beth (Satterfield) and the kids have adapted, they’ve gone through the transition,” Tyra said. “I know he sees what’s going on in the program and he likes it. He likes his staff right now and he’s building a new house too and trying to lay down roots. We aren’t talking about a year, we are talking a longer period.”
Satterfield, who is entering his third season as Louisville’s head coach, took heat from fans in December when rumors began to swirl that he was interviewing for the South Carolina job. He told the Courier Journal, just as the rumors hit a peak, that he had a “conversation,” but wanted to stay at Louisville and was committed to the Cardinals.
Since that day, Satterfield went on to issue a statement to fans reaffirming his commitment and followed that by beating Wake Forest 45-21 to end the season. Since then, Tyra said the two have talked through the entire situation and have a good relationship.
“I think it’s hard for coaches to be around an AD that shoots them straight and is maybe as direct as I am, but that’s just my style. I’m comfortable with confrontation and dealing with issues,” Tyra said. “I think it was good for us to get to talk about a lot of things, air some things out. It was new for him, he has a great agent in Jimmy Sexton representing him who is going to be aggressive on his behalf, but it’s a thing where he has to sort out himself his relationship with his agent and where does that start and stop. We’ve had good discussions about that.”
I am beyond tired of hearing about this new house that will apparently take seven years to build. Win some football games. If you do that and then decide you want to head somewhere else, we’ll be ok. We’ve done this like 15 times.
—CC commissioner Jim Phillips said, among other things on Wednesday, that there is “tremendous progress” towards getting the ACC Network to Comcast customers this year.
—Will Smith sent the Dodgers fans home happy Tuesday night.
—Four Louisville baseball players have been named Cape League All-Stars.
—Sad news from Tallahassee, where former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
—David Hale appears to be the national media member who is the highest on this 2021 Louisville football team.
OK, my preseason All-ACC ballot… I leaned toward guys I think are going to have the best years rather than just past production, which should give y’all plenty to yell at me about. Have at it! pic.twitter.com/xV0pNXTZ5v— ️♈️ (@ADavidHaleJoint) July 21, 2021
—Historically, the most overvalued Atlantic Division team in ACC preseason media polls has been Florida State. The most undervalued? Wake Forest.
—For anyone into Formula 1, this handy dashboard is a must bookmark.
—Before Monday, Roosevelt Wheeler had apparently gone his whole life without ever hearing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”
Roosevelt Wheeler had the worst performance of Take Me Out to the Ballgame I've ever heard pic.twitter.com/dj3YIu68Bf— Tyler Greever (@Tyler_Greever) July 20, 2021
—U of L has offered class of 2023 offensive lineman Zechariah Owens out of Georgia.
—International soccer star Nadia Nadim has arrived in Louisville and joined Racing Louisville FC.
—JJ Traynor would like to help local businesses grow ... and make a little bit of dough for himself in the process.
—Trinity High School product Austin Warner is pitching against the Louisville Bats today.
—Happy National Hot Dog Day.
Giannis just ordered another 50 piece on IG live pic.twitter.com/gAkSM9qdxI— Blue Wire (@bluewirepods) July 21, 2021
—Local rapper EST Gee learned focus from growing up playing on Louisville football fields.
—Top 30 hoops prospect Taison Chatman (2023) is high on the Cards.
—And finally, Samuell Williamson is the guest on the latest episode of Jeff Greer’s podcast.