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The Louisville Cardinals football team represents the University of Louisville in the sport of American football

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The Cardinals compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference

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The University of Louisville began playing football in 1912 where the Cardinals went 3–1

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Louisville had played several years at club level and teams were mostly composed with medical students

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Beginning in 1914 the Cardinals joined the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA)

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Tom King was the first coach to attempt to build a program at Louisville

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Coaches of The Louisville Cardinals football team

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Under Tom King era (1925–1930). Louisville Athletics took a step back across all sports and in football posted one winning season until World War II

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Under Frank Camp era (1946–1968). During Camp's tenure at Louisville he amassed a 118–95–2 record with a 1–0 bowl record to become the all-time winningest coach at Louisville

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In Recent Time Petrino's return (2014–2018): he Cardinals finished the season 2–10, their worst season in over two decades

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On December 4, 2018, Louisville hired Scott Satterfield as the program's 22nd different head coach

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