Last week, Kentucky director of football operations Clifford Snow accepted the same position under Charlie Strong at Louisville.
On the outside, it may appear to be a strange move. Not many people choose to leave an SEC program for one in the Big East.
Snow, however, had worked with Charlie Strong for four seasons at South Carolina.
Snow told Kentucky Sports TV, “I’m sure there are fans who are thinking, ‘What is that moron doing? How could you leave Kentucky for Louisville and go from the SEC to the Big East.' But the reality of the business is you’ve got to look at the big picture. Two good programs, two good coaches; two coaches you know and are familiar with.”
“There’s only one director of football operations at each school, so opportunities to move are limited. You don’t really get to dictate when you can do that. When the Louisville job arose, it something I had to take a look at and I ultimately decided it was better to make a change at this point.”
“It was something my wife and I felt was in the best interest for me career-wise. I felt really bad because Joker gave me a chance, and it was a great one-and-a-half years. It was just something I believed I needed to do.”
Before joining Joker’s staff in February of 2010, Snow served as the DFO under Skip Holtz at East Carolina for six seasons.
Kentucky hosts Louisville in week #3.