Louisville names Appalachian State's Scott Satterfield as coach

Louisville named Appalachian State's Scott Satterfield as its new football coach on Tuesday.

Satterfield, 45, replaces Bobby Petrino, who was fired Nov. 11 after leading the Cardinals to a 2-8 record.

Satterfield received a six-year contract worth $3.25 million per year with a $5 million buyout.

Satterfield was in his sixth season with Appalachian State, where he was a quarterback from 1992 to '95. He compiled a 51-24 record as coach and led the high-scoring Mountaineers to a 10-2 record this season. On Saturday, they beat Louisiana 30-19 to win their third consecutive Sun Belt championship.

Louisville set its sights on Satterfield as soon as Jeff Brohm turned the Cardinals down, opting to remain at Purdue.

"When I set out looking for a new head coach, I recognized Scott early in the process as someone I was confident in leading this football program," athletic director Vince Tyra said in a statement. "Following his career very closely, his teams are statistically very sound on both sides of the football. Both his offenses and defenses are ranked high nationally, and I valued how well-prepared and well-coached his teams have always been at Appalachian State."

Satterfield expressed his thanks to Tyra and Neeli Bendapudi, Louisville's president, in the statement.

"Words cannot express how grateful I am. I have two immediate obligations: mold these young men into productive members of society and put a competitive team on the field that's going to work extremely hard to win games," Satterfield said. "I understand there are high expectations here, but as a program, we will do things the right way and develop men of high integrity and character. We will build a program that our fans will be extremely proud of on and off the field."

ESPN's David Hale contributed to this report.