The coaching carousel goes round and round.
Greg Nord is reportedly leaving the University of Louisville as an assistant football coach to join Paul Petrino who is said to be joining coach Ron Zook’s staff at Illinois as the new offensive coordinator.
Paul has worked on the staff of his brother Bobby Petrino for the past seven years, with stints at Louisville, the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL and at the University of Arkansas. He was among the interviewees for the head coaching position at Western Kentucky in November.
Nord has been the one constant among assistant coaches at U of L for 15 years, having served along side coaches Ron Cooper, John L. Smith, Bobby Petrino and Steve Kragthorpe. He had strong ties to the Louisville area and is widely respected by high school football coaches throughout the state.
Illinois was in the market for an offensive coordinator after Zook fired four coaches â€” including offensive coordinator Mike Schultz â€” last week following the Illiniâ€™s 3-9 season. Illinois ranked 50th in the nation.
Louisville football will have an entirely new look next season, at least on the sidelines.