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 CBSSports.com.
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.