Wesley McGriff newest addition to Cards staff

Louisville filled another role on his coaching staff.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Cardinals announced the addition of Wesley McGriff as the next defensive coordinator. A secondary coach in Florida last season, McGriff will also hold the same position in Louisville. Defensive coordinator Bryan Brown will still coach cornerbacks, while safety coach Greg Gasparato will switch to outside linebackers.

“Wesley McGriff is an extremely experienced and accomplished coach who has a proven track record of helping young men achieve great success on the pitch and helping build strong defenses,” coach Scott Satterfield said in a statement.

“With his experience, he will come to Louisville and have an immediate impact on our defense and our schedule. His experience at the Power 5 level and in the National Football League will help him get started as he forges a great relationship with our players and on the recruiting trail. “

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McGriff, a native of Tifton, Ga., Helped the Gators reach a top 25 passing yardage average, allowing just 203.9 yards per game. He has a lot of SEC experience.

Auburn defensive back coach Wesley McGriff during spring training Monday March 18, 2019 in Auburn, Alabama.

Prior to arriving in Florida, McGriff coached two seasons at Auburn in 2019 and 2020. The defense placed eighth nationally in the red zone and third in defense in 2019, allowing just 19.5 points per game. At the time, Noah Igbinoghene was a first-round pick of the Miami Dolphins and Daniel Thomas (Jacksonville) was a

He was also a defensive coordinator at Mississippi during the 2016-17 seasons and was promoted to associate head coach in his second season.

McGriff also has some NFL experience with the New Orleans Saints, working with defensive backs.

Louisville’s defensive coaching staff is now full, but there are still a few openings on the offensive side that could be filled in the coming weeks. With the departure of special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Stu Holtz, Louisville has some changes to make there.

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