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Report: Xavier’s Chris Mack now recruiting for Louisville

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Need further proof that Xavier’s Chris Mack will be the next coach at the University of Louisville?

Here ya go:

Kent Taylor of WAVE-TV fame tweeted that the family of an unnamed recruit says Mack called them to say he is now recruiting for Louisville, not Xavier.

There was already plenty scuttlebutt suggesting Mack is all set to be the Cardinals’ next head coach, and this only adds more evidence to the discussion.

Vince Tyra will be formally named the full-time athletic director at UofL later today. Mack should be introduced as coach not long after that.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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30 Comments for Report: Xavier’s Chris Mack now recruiting for Louisville



  1. BobKYCats
    11:44 am March 26, 2018 Permalink

    This will be a good hire for them. Looks like Tyra’s got his man.



  2. Ukfan1010
    11:45 am March 26, 2018 Permalink

    Who would be the front runners for the Xavier job?



    • sj
      2:03 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

      Possibly John Brannen from NKU



  3. DrSayre
    11:51 am March 26, 2018 Permalink

    Why is there a picture of Terry Meiners for this post?



  4. Booby Petrino
    11:53 am March 26, 2018 Permalink

    I look forward to UK owning you annually, Mr. Mack.



  5. ClutchCargo
    12:02 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

    I still don’t get why any decent coach who has better options (such as staying where he is) would dive into that cesspool when the death penalty is likely not off the table in the coming years at U-6.



    • catsarerunnin
      12:12 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

      Money



    • Smyrna_Cat
      12:15 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

      And more money. And strippers. And hos.



    • TB112162
      4:34 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

      CKTermy23 are you in the 5th grade Kenny Payne is not gonna be and assistant coach anywhere else wow



  6. Alleykat16
    12:10 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

    Well I would assume turning a program that’s at its worse and taking to future final 4’s that will make his coaching stock grow as Pitino did for him when he came to UK.



    • ClutchCargo
      12:38 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

      That makes sense if you say for sure they have hit rock bottom. Not sure that’s the case at this point.



    • TB112162
      4:31 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

      Sean Miller is not going to be Xavier’s coach and Kenny Payne not going to leave Kentucky



  7. Smyrna_Cat
    12:14 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

    This could just mean that UL is now paying other schools to recruit for them in an attempt to avoid NCAA violations. Nice try, Cards.



  8. UKantstopus
    12:30 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

    I’ll take that as good news with regards to KP…



    • Jiminy Crickets
      1:29 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

      They don’t want himas HC, they want him as lead assistant and lead recruiter



  9. CKTermy23
    1:27 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

    Not necessarily KP be could asked to join Jack’s staff and if that happens he may have a hard time turning that down since its his alma mater.



  10. Jiminy Crickets
    1:27 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

    Sean miller return to Xavier? I’m hearing is a real possibilities



  11. Jiminy Crickets
    2:05 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

    Chris Mack is a decent coach, but his teams have never been really good. Even this year, they were easily the weakest #1 seed we’ve seen in several years ( even tho UVA was upset first) no one actually thought Xavier had a shot at the FF.



    • dismore
      2:12 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

      He’ll get better recruits at UL. With that said the ACC is a grind and if he can’t coach he will be exposed quickly.



    • Jiminy Crickets
      2:26 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

      He has a 68% Xavier career winning percentage, and 58% in NCAA tourney



  12. TB112162
    2:08 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

    What recruit



  13. jaws2
    2:10 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

    Who really cares. He’s headed to a cesspool at uOFsmell and Possibility City! It’s not like this guy has an awesome tourney record, and has coached in a weaker conference. I’ll say this though, money does talk.



  14. Jiminy Crickets
    2:23 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

    Chris macks Wikipedia paged has been changed to Head coach of Louisville Cardinals



  15. ukkatzfan
    3:04 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

    Since it is U6 and he is following c2, he is now c3



  16. KYJelly
    3:38 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

    This is a good hire. Mack seems to be a standup coach and after everything Tyra & Co have had to deal with, I don’t think they’d risk anything.



  17. Philthy
    3:53 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

    Has to be Romeo Langford.



  18. TB112162
    4:18 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah it’s Romeo Langford Taylor is best friends with him SMH Mack couldn’t beat Villanova at Xavier so now he has to beat Virginia,North Carolina and Duke good luck with that



  19. TB112162
    8:39 pm March 26, 2018 Permalink

    It was a 2019 recruit unnamed yeah this could never be made up



  20. anrbob
    10:56 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    If true, could this potentially be a NCAA violation as he is not officially hired by U of L.