With all the chatter about Charlie Strong leaving the University of Louisville football program for the University of Texas, athletic director Tom Jurich is back in the hot seat: Who to hire as the next Louisville Cardinals football coach? How will the program handle switching to the ACC under new leadership?
Prior to Strong’s departure from UofL, I had a chance to sit down with Jurich for an in-depth conversation about the state of U of L athletics. We discussed his early years building the athletic department, Louisville’s leap to the Athletic Coast Conference, and how to hire a good coach:
“The No. 1 thing with me is that person sitting across from me — they need to have the same passion as I do about this university…I also like to look at what have people done through adversity, Jurich said.
Watch the Upfront interview with Jurich below: