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Report: Louisville also interested in Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi

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While Bobby Petrino might be one of three finalists for the Louisville head coaching job, it appears Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is also on the list, according to a report on Tuesday night from

The Cardinals have reached out to Narduzzi, who won the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant after his Spartan defense keyed one of the best seasons in school history. Michigan State was in the top three nationally in almost every conceivable defensive category.

Narduzzi also interviewed for the Connecticut job, but he turned it down when offered and the Huskies went with Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco instead.

One thing’s for sure: Louisville has a couple very clear and contrasting choices in front of it. It can go with Petrino and a high-powered offense, or it can focus on defense with Narduzzi. Probably can’t go wrong with either, although both have some drawbacks, too.


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5 Responses to “Report: Louisville also interested in Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi”
  1. thefiesty1 says: Jan 7, 2014 10:53 PM

    Better choice than Petrino by a long shot.

  2. philliesblow says: Jan 7, 2014 11:48 PM

    I’d hate to lose Narduzzi but this would be a great opportunity for him. I can’t see him turning this one down if the offer is made.

  3. cfballfan1 says: Jan 8, 2014 12:33 AM

    Narduzzi isn’t going anywhere. Mark it Donny.

  4. speweey says: Jan 8, 2014 8:50 AM

    Rick Pitino.

    Cheated on his wife with his equipment manager’s wife.

    Paid for her abortion.

    National Champions.

  5. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 8, 2014 1:06 PM

    Looks like Petrino is going back to Louisville.

    Sources close to the program stating he was offered and is expecting to accept.

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