ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 07: An ‘SEC’ logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Georgia scored a major in-state recruiting victory this evening. The Bulldogs landed a five-star prospect over a number of SEC rivals.Thomaston (Ga.) Upson-Lee five-star defensive tackle Travon Walker announced his commitment to Georgia in a ceremony a short time ago. Walker is the No. 2 defensive tackle in the 2019 class and the fifth-ranked player in the state of Georgia, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Walker chose Georgia over Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and South Carolina.#Rivals100 DL prospect Travon Walker is a HUGE pickup for Tray Scott. #UGA moves up to 5th in the Rivals Team Rankings. pic.twitter.com/6L5pCS7okq— Trent Smallwood (@SmallwoodTrent) July 24, 2018Kirby Smart celebrated the commitment on Twitter.Go Dawgs!!— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) July 24, 2018Walker is the third-highest rated commit in Georgia’s 2019 class. Amazingly, the Bulldogs have the fourth-best class nationally as of now, and only the third-best in the SEC behind Alabama and Texas A&M.You can see the full 2019 recruiting class rankings here.Walker is the 26th-overall prospect in the country as well.
You can fire up the coaching carousel again today. Louisville has fired Bobby Petrino in the midst of a nightmare season.Just two years ago, the Cardinals cracked the top 10 and had the Heisman Trophy winner in Lamar Jackson. Now, they are 2-8 and have been playing progressively worse as the season has unfolded.With Petrino out of the picture, you don’t need any fancy coaching hot boards to figure out who Louisville will target to replace him. There is one obvious answer: Purdue’s Jeff Brohm.ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit agrees. He named Brohm the No. 1 candidate a short time ago on Twitter.1st name obviously to come up will be former Louisville QB and current Purdue Head Coach Jeff Brohm. https://t.co/4Ex85qtkkc— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 11, 2018Brohm is an obvious candidate for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, he is a Louisville alum, having starred for the Cards in the early 1990s before a seven-year NFL career.Secondly, Brohm has a winning track record at Western Kentucky and Purdue. He is 42-21 in four-plus seasons as a head coach, and if the Boilermakers win one of their last two games, he’ll have reached a bowl in each of his first five campaigns.Brohm is also known as an offensive innovator, and you can see that in the way he turned around Purdue almost immediately. The Boilermakers used Brohm’s explosive and creative attack to throttle Ohio State in a massive upset earlier this season.Of course, there’s no guarantee that Louisville will hire Brohm. But the odds seem pretty good right now that they get it done.