Cardinal Football

Dabo Swinney On Satterfield: “He’s going to build something special in Louisville”

Photo: BART BOATWRIGHT - Independent Mail

At the midway point of the 2019 season the Louisville Cardinals have more momentum than most would’ve expected. The Cards have doubled their win total from a season ago with a recent win against then No. 19 ranked Wake Forest.

Scott Satterfield and the Louisville Cardinals have already surpassed the Las Vegas win total of 3.5 with six games still remaining in 2019.

While fans have good reason to assume more wins will come this year, the Cards next opponent is without question the toughest on the schedule. Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers will enter Saturday’s game as the reigning national champions and are riding a 21 game winning streak.

The current 24-point spread indicates that there is a wide gap between the two programs, but Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney believes Scott Satterfield will build something special at Louisville before too long.


“I can’t say enough about the job that Scott (Satterfand) his staff have done,” Swinney said on Monday afternoon.

“Coaching matters. No question about that. I have no idea, I know they had a coaching change, I think not long after our game, maybe a game after. But they just were a team in disarray last year. They were a team that, for whatever reason, just wasn’t playing hard. But let me tell you, it’s a different deal now. And they’ve got dudes. It’s not like they’re playing freshmen. . . . So they’ve come in, again, coaching matters, and this group has come in and you can tell that these kids believe in what they’re trying to do, and they really connected with the team and are doing the things you need to do in terms of developing leadership. . . . This is a team that’s not going to quit. This is a team that you’re going to have to go win the game. So I’m excited about the challenge, looking forward to it. I’ve got a lot of respect for Scott and the way they do things, and no doubt he’s going to build something special there in Louisville.”

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