January 19, 2018

Peter Sirmon steps down as football’s defensive coordinator

By Dalton Ray —

Football’s defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon has stepped down as the team’s defensive coordinator after one season.

Louisville’s total defense dropped from No. 9 to No. 58 under Sirmon’s watch.

The Cardinal’s experienced a four-point jump in points allowed per game from 23.3 to 27.1. Seven of their 13 opponents scored at least 30 points or more under Sirmon.

Shortly after stepping down, Sirmon was announced as the inside linebackers coach at the University of California.

Louisville has not announced who their next defensive coordinator will be, but secondary coach Lorenzo Ward, linebackers coach Cort Dennison and defensive line coach LD Scott are all expected to be interviewed, among others.

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Photo by Dalton Ray / The Louisville Cardinal

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