Great Scott!: Your University of Louisville fighting football Cardinals have a new coach, says CBS Sports, ESPN, The Washington Post and Bleacher Report. Appalachian State’s Scott Satterfield will make the move westward from North Carolina to Louisville to take over the top spot.
Said Satterfield in a 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. 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.
He’ll get $3.25 million per year on a six-year deal for his trouble, with a $5 million buyout. This was his sixth year with the Moutaineers, who just won their third consecutive Sun Belt championship and will play the Lightning of Middle Tennessee State in the New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 15.
The High County Press says assistant head coach Mark Ivey will coach that game as interim head coach.
So, wait — we couldn’t have let all this sit for one more week so the man could coach the final game? Was it like:
“Sure, I’ll take this job. Just let me go off and coach this one more game and we’ll have a big bam hoorah on the 16th.”
“No, I’m sorry. My 2-10 team needs someone here right now.”
I meant that to sound ridiculous, but now that I see it there in print, the 2-10 team probably does need him to get going right now.
Speaking of, CBS Sports does this cheeky thing, “The Bottom 25 Playoff,” and Louisville is in the bottom four. Which is really the top four, because it’s a worst is first kind of deal. So the bottom four consists of UConn, Louisville, Central Michigan and UTEP, with UTEP ultimately taking worst team of the year honors. Or dishonors. However the snark works on this one.
So nowhere to go but up for Satterfield, really. He wins six games next year, it’s a successful turnaround. Jeff Brohm would have carried a higher expectation, perhaps unfairly. And the two coaches have a similar strength in that they’re able to do a lot with less, and that’s what’s going to need to happen at Louisville for the next little bit.
Taste of Kentucky: Season 16 of “Top Chef” debuted last night, as this year’s culinary adventures taking place right here in Kentucky.
Eater invites you to meet the 15 chefs competing this season, including Freight House owner Sara Bradley from Paducah, Ky.
Also, don’t get too attached to Caitlin Steininger. Food and Wine gives you the full recap of last night’s show and says she’s the first elimination. Last night’s big challenge — host a Derby party for 200 people.
Judge Tom Colicchio tied the competition to the race, saying:
There’s the horse, the trainer and the jockey. Training got you here, I think the dish is the horse and you guys are the jockeys.
I’m not sure that metaphor works quite how it’s supposed to, but sure.
The loathed E! celebrates the Season 16 debut with its list: “Jealousy, Scandal and 8,000 Calories A Day: 18 Fascinating Secrets About ‘Top Chef.’” If you’re a fan of the show or just curious about how TV works — and I can’t believe I’m saying this about a loathed E! article — there’s actually some interesting behind-the-scenes bits tucked in there.
Episode two of “Top Chef” in Kentucky airs Thursday, Dec. 13, at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
Ready Freddy: LADYGUNN has the exclusive premiere of “Everyone’s Changing” from Louisville’s Frederick the Younger. Matt Fulks, who’s also worked with Houndmouth, directed it over at La La Land here in Louisville.
Here’s a look at that:
Frederick the Younger is on tour throughout December, so if you’re in the mood to travel, here’s where they’ll be.
The Rundown: Newsweek took a total dive through the Jennifer Lawrence catalog in its list: “Jennifer Lawrence: All Her Movies Ranked From Worst to Best.”
For their ranking system, they compiled scores, rankings and percentages from Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic for the critical side of things and user reviews from IMDB.
Here’s what they came up with:
18. House at the End of the Street (2012)
17. Serena (2014)
16. Passengers (2016)
15. Red Sparrow (2018)
14. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
13. Joy (2015)
12. The Beaver (2011)
11. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 (2014)
10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 (2015)
9. Like Crazy (2011)
8. mother! (2017)
7. The Hunger Games (2012)
6. X-Men: First Class (2011)
5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
3. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
2. American Hustle (2013)
1. Winter’s Bone (2010)
Tough to argue those first three, though maybe you could shuffle around the order. And you could say those are the best overall films, but also featured her most celebrated performances. “Winter’s Bone:” nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Award. “American Hustle:” nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Award, won the Golden Globe. “Silver Linings Playbook:” nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Award, won all three. She also won the Golden Globe for “Joy,” though that’s sitting way down there at No. 13. And then, even though it didn’t bring any awards for, well, anyone, I’d round out the top 5 with her performance in “mother!”
That’s right. I said it.
And while we’re here, now’s about the time the “Best of 2018” lists start rolling out. Here’s the AFI’s honorees for “Movies of the Year.”
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born
I have seen only three of those so far, which is unacceptable for a film guy, so I’ve some work to do before December runs out.
And your Golden Globe nominations came out this week. Here are your top nominated films there:
Best Motion Picture, Drama:
A Star Is Born
If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy:
Crazy Rich Asians
Mary Poppins Returns
You can see the full list of categories and nominees over at The New York Times. Golden Globes often give us a hint at the Oscars, so we’ll see. There’s about 10 names who ought be on this list who are missing, if you ask me, but that’s the way these things go.
One of the big nominees overall is “Vice,” which looks pretty amazing, at least as performances go. I’ll leave you with that trailer in case you’ve missed it along the way:
See you next week.