1. Scott Satterfield era takes off
Louisville was 2-and-fricking-10 in 2018.
The offense was flat, the defense non-existent, and the program as a whole was painfully down as it ended with a nine-game losing streak.
With this Music City Bowl win, Louisville was six victories better than last year, and Scott Satterfield closed out one of the best jobs done by any coach in college football.
There were some down moments, and not everything worked perfectly, but his offense finished in the top five in the nation in yards per completion, in the top ten in efficiency, and the team appeared to have a whole lot of fun doing it.
Satterfield had a rough first season at Appalachian State, but after the program jumped into the FBS world, there wasn’t a blip since then.
Satterfield had five winning seasons in five FBS tries at ASU, won three bowl games, three Sun Belt championships, and now he’s four-for-four in bowls with a sixth straight winning season.
Best of all for the program, he’s the type of coach players want to play for. Winning and culture changes tend to do that.