Sugar Bowl: Louisville-Florida Connections

  • Louisville head coach Charlie Strong coached at Florida on four different occasions from 1983-84, 1988-89, 1991-94 and 2003-09.

  • Louisville defensive coordinator Vance Bedford coached at Florida from 2008-09.

  • Louisville running backs coach and special teams coordinator Kenny Carter also coached at Florida from 2008-09.

  • Florida running backs coach Brian White coached with Strong, Bedford and Carter in 2009.

  • Louisville defensive line coach Clint Hurtt and Florida wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill worked together at Miami from 2008-09.

  • Louisville football strength and conditioning coach Pat Moorer was a linebacker for the Gators from 1986-89. He was the SEC Freshman of the Year in 1986, led Florida in tackles in 1988-89 and was the team captain as a senior. Moorer also worked at Florida from 1992-97.

  • Cardinals’ offensive lineman Alex Kupper, wide receiver Scott Radcliff and quarterback Will Stein attended Trinity High School in Louisville as did Florida offensive lineman Sam Robey.

  • Louisville linebacker James Burgess and defensive lineman Pedro Sibiea attended Homestead (Fla.) High School as did Florida linebacker Darrin Kitchens.

  • Louisville defensive lineman Jamaine Brooks and wide receivers Damian Copeland and Andrell Smith attended Palmetto High School in Miami, Fla., as did Florida defensive lineman Kedric Johnson.

  • Louisville wide receiver Jarrett Davis and Florida defensive lineman Quinteze Williams both attended Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga.

  • Louisville wide receiver Robert Clark and tight end Gerald Christian both attended Florida before transferring to Louisville and are sitting out this year.

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