Rich Rodriguez's 8-5 record this season at Arizona included a win over Oregon. (Stephen Dunn / Getty Images)
Charlie Strong officially left Louisville for Texas Sunday, and it didn’t take long for the rumors about a successor to start.
Two names that have surfaced — Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez and Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi.
Footballscoop.com says Rodriguez, the former Michigan coach, is the leader on Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich’s short list and CBSSports.com also lists Rodriguez as a candidate.
Narduzzi, who turned down an offer to be the head coach at Connecticut last month, was mentioned as a candidate by USA Today, the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader. Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis tweeted in response to the speculation: “It’s always good to have people that are of interest for great jobs. Louisville is a great job and I have respect for Tom Jurich. He will do it right.”