Louisville is losing more than Heisman-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson it seems as the Cardinals will also lose one of the best up-and-coming coaches in the country in Cort Dennison. Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman is reporting that the recruiting coordinator will take over coaching linebackers at Oregon.
He was named one of 247Sports’s otp 30 Under 30 coaches in the country. Dennison was the primary recruiter on 11 of the 20 signees Louisville has in the 2018 class and made his way on the field this past season as an inside linebackers coach. He specializes in recruiting South Florida, so that has to have Oregon coach Mario Cristobal feeling pretty good as well considering the talent that comes out of there.
Dennison grew up in Salt Lake City and was an All-Pac 12 linebacker when he played for Washington from 2007 to 2011. Louisville lost Peter Sirmon to resignation, only to see him take the assistant head coach job at California. Head coach Bobby Petrino now has two defensive vacancies to fill ahead of the February National Signing Day.