Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fabris Stepping Down, Hurtt In?

According to a website that chronicles coaching moves at all levels - - Louisville new defensive line coach John Fabris will step down before coaching a game. From

Louisville: Our sources tell us former Miami defensive line coach
Clint Hurtt will be coaching the defensive line. We hear that defensive
line coach Jon Fabris is stepping down. We have heard that Louisville will
be looking to hire their linebackers coach after signing day.

I don't want to speculate, could be a number of issues as to why he is stepping down, but you can only hope for the best for his future. Fabris had spent the previous nine seasons at Georgia coaching pros like Charles Grant and David Pollack. Along with Coach Strong, he was the main connection with stud Georgia decommit DE BJ Butler. Butler is very high on Charlie Strong so it is pretty clear this won't effect his choice, but we will continue to monitor the situation moving toward signing day February 3rd.

Clint Hurtt has been rumored to join the staff for a few weeks now and is an excellent hire. He just finished his 3rd season as defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for Miami. It is expected for him to fill the same role here at Louisville. A young guy who finished playing at Miami in 2001 has recruited guys like Jacory Harris and coached 1st rounder like Calais Campbell (AZ). Also, he is overly knowledgeable about the hotbed that is Florida high school football.

As the passage said, this will leave a hole at the linebackers coach position that Strong had hoped would be filled by Tennessee's Lance Thompson who now looks to be staying with new coach Derek Dooley, but don't rule him out. Strong has also interviewed Georgia Tech linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary for a position, possibly the same one as he has in Atlanta. We will keep you updated as soon as something happens.


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