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12:06 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Up Front TV: Louisville Cardinals' Tom Jurich on How to Build an Elite College Athletics Program

Tom Jurich
Credit Upfront with Jonathan Bastian

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:

Up Front with Jonathan Bastian, Season 1, Episode 16: Tom Jurich from WFPL News on Vimeo.