Cincinnati Football: Breaking down the Bearcats decision to hire Scott Satterfield

Cincinnati Bearcats head football coach Scott Satterfield speaks during a press conference at Fifth Third Arena. The Enquirer.
Cincinnati Bearcats head football coach Scott Satterfield speaks during a press conference at Fifth Third Arena. The Enquirer. /
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There will be plenty of changes to the program as it welcomes head coach Scott Satterfield. Check out a break down of the Bearcats’ recent decision to hire Satterfield and what to expect going forward!

After leaving Louisville this week, Satterfield said he will not coach in the game against his former team in the upcoming Fenway Bowl on December 17.

Satterfield is open to retaining Cincinnati interim head coach and special teams coordinator Kerry Coombs according to the Bearcat Journal but it’s currently unclear what position he would take on.

The 49-year-old head coach explained he will focus on recruiting and putting his coaching staff together as Coombs remains in charge for the Fenway Bowl matchup against Louisville in just a couple weeks.

Cincinnati Football: Breaking down the Bearcats decision to hire Scott Satterfield

It sounds like Satterfield will bring multiple coaches from the Cardinals including defensive coordinator Bryan Brown. The Bearcats job opened up after Mike Tressel followed Luke Fickell to Wisconsin.

Satterfield normally runs a 4-2-5 defensive scheme that will put more of an emphasis on the front after the Bearcats relied on three defensive lineman for the most part during Fickell and Tressel’s tenure.

Despite having an inconsistent defense at times in recent years, Louisville was second in the country with 43 sacks this season, while totaling the third most turnovers in the nation with 28 takeaways.

In addition to having a consistent recruiting base in his home state North Carolina, Satterfield has a lot of success bringing in prospects from California, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and more recently in Texas.

During an introductory press conference, Satterfield discussed his decision to become head coach and how he will attempt to keep the winning tradition transitioning into the Big 12 via Cincinnati Athletics.

"“I am honored to be the next head coach at the University of Cincinnati and looking forward to building on the winning tradition this program has had over the last 20 years. I have admired this university from afar for many years. I’m excited to take Cincinnati into the Big 12 this fall and ready to compete for championships. I’m most looking forward to meeting the team and beginning to build relationships with these young men. We will hit the ground running.”"

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