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Louisville coach Scott Satterfield is ready for Kentucky rivalry

Scott Satterfield is already looking forward to the Governor’s Cup.

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On Tuesday afternoon the Louisville Cardinals named Scott Satterfield as their next head football coach.

Satterfield comes from Appalachian State, where he served as the head coach from 2013-18. He went an impressive 51-24 with the Mountaineers, including three Sun Belt Championships.

Satterfield was Plan B after former Cardinal and current Purdue coach Jeff Brohm decided to stay with the Boilermakers.

At his introductory press conference, Satterfield made it clear one of the most important roles as head coach of the Cardinals will be to beat Kentucky both on the field and recruiting battles.

“I can’t wait to play at Kentucky,” Satterfield told reporters at his introductory press conference on Tuesday.

Satterfield went on to mention that winning in the Governor’s Cup would help him land recruits deciding between the two schools.

He may have a point. Mark Stoops and his staff have flocked Louisville after beating up on the Cardinals in a 56-10 drumming in the 2018 Governor’s Cup.

They already landed a commitment from four-star JJ Weaver, a Louisville native who had both bluegrass school’s on his final list and are in the battle to obtain more.

If Satterfield finds ways to beat Kentucky on the field, he would have a better pitch to land Bluegrass state and Ohio prospects.

It’s a new era in Louisville and Mark Stoops has a new rival on and off the field in Satterfield.