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Ex-Louisville football coach Scott Satterfield joins Fenway Bowl broadcast: What he said

Scott Satterfield did not make the trip to Boston for Saturday's Fenway Bowl, but his presence was felt during the ESPN broadcast anyway.

The former Louisville football coach, who took the Cincinnati job less than two weeks ago, hopped on the broadcast during the game Saturday in the second quarter. He joined broadcast team Chris Cotter and Mark Herzlich for less than four minutes via video and was asked for his thoughts on watching the game from home and what he thinks of his new starting quarterback.

Three days after Satterfield took the Bearcats job, the Cardinals named Louisville native Jeff Brohm their new head coach. Brohm also did not make the trip to Boston; Deion Branch, who spent the season as the team's director of player development, coached U of L during the bowl game.

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Here are some of the highlights from Satterfield's interview:

Cincinnati football coach Scott Satterfield calls staying home from Fenway Bowl 'unusual'

Satterfield was asked on the ESPN broadcast if it was difficult to watch the game featuring his former and new teams.

"Yeah, no doubt about it," he said. "Very fond of those players at Louisville, spending four years there, a lot of hard work getting those guys there getting to play at a high level. But yeah, certainly an unusual situation that we have going on right now this time of year in college football. But for me, just checking this out, looking forward to the 2023 Bearcats."

Ex-Louisville football coach Scott Satterfield praises Jawhar Jordan's touchdown run

Louisville was the first team to score Saturday, with a Jawhar Jordan touchdown run from midfield. That 7-0 lead came in the first quarter before Satterfield joined via video. He was asked his thoughts on Jordan's 49-yard TD:

"That was very familiar," Satterfield said. "We know Jordan could get it done. ... When he hit the gas, it was over."

Scott Satterfield spending time building Cincinnati coaching staff, recruiting

When asked what he thought of the Bearcats as he watched the game, Satterfield said: "This is kind of my first look at Cincinnati, really. Since my time in here the last couple weeks, we've been just working on staff, working on recruiting. That's all we've been doing. I've not seen one practice. ... I already talked to two recruits this morning and I have several more this afternoon."

Cincinnati football coach Scott Satterfield 'excited' to work with QB Evan Prater

Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Evan Prater (3) runs for a first down against the Louisville Cardinals during the first half at Fenway Park.
Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Evan Prater (3) runs for a first down against the Louisville Cardinals during the first half at Fenway Park.

ESPN asked Satterfield his thoughts on his new quarterback, Evan Prater. The redshirt sophomore had just thrown a 20-yard TD to Will Fischer while being dragged to the ground.

"Yeah, I'm excited about him," Satterfield said. "I had an opportunity to meet with him and the other quarterbacks that are on the roster. He's extremely athletic, has a great ability to (run) with the ball, has a fun arm, athletic. The first play was a quarterback draw. His touchdown pass, oh, was incredible. ... We're excited to work with him as we get back here in January."

To his credit, Satterfield did not take the bait when the broadcast team drew comparisons to Cardinals quarterback Malik Cunningham, who Satterfield coached for four years. Satterfield did not mention Cunningham, who did not play in Saturday's game, or compare Prater to the NFL hopeful.

Follow assistant sports editor Jake Adams on Twitter @jakeadams520 or email him at jadams@gannett.com

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Louisville vs Cincinnati Fenway Bowl: What Scott Satterfield said