LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) — The whirlwind had ended. The charter flight. The tour of the offices, complete with the name “Coach Pat Kelsey” already stenciled on the glass door. The meeting with players (more on that in a bit). The athletic board approval (unanimous).

On Thursday, Pat Kelsey accepted the University of Louisville basketball coaching job and injected a probably-not-legal dose of adrenaline into the hearts of Cardinal fans who weren’t fully prepared for the jolt.

He had kissed babies, met Dani Busboom Kelly, Jeff Walz and Jeff Brohm, talked with Paul Rogers and Susan Sweeney Crum. He had met more boosters and staffers at a reception in Denny Crum Hall. After all of that, there was a minute to breathe, and to go get dinner.

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