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LACETT | Cardinals set to hire new defensive coordinator

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – It appears the Louisville Cardinals football team has found a new defensive coordinator.

A source confirmed to WDRB the school will reportedly hire Brian VanGorder to take control of its defense. first had the story.

VanGorder would join Louisville with 37 years of coaching experience from the high school level all the way to the NFL. He was Notre Dame’s defensive coordinator from 2014-2016 and was most recently with Oklahoma as a defensive assistant this past season.

VanGorder and Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino have also worked together in the past. VanGorder served as the linebacker’s coach for Petrino during his one season with the Falcons in 2007.

VanGorder would be Louisville's third different defensive coordinator in the past three seasons, replacing Peter Sirmon who resigned after one season on the job. 

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