The Breakdown – Kentucky Edition Getting to Know the Wildcats: Head Coach: Mark Stoops Offensive Coordinator: Eddie Gran Defensive Coordinator: Matt House It’s been a season of “almosts” for the UK football program. They almost beat Florida and almost beat Ole Miss. They were almost 9-2 headed into this weekend. On the other hand, they almost lost to Eastern Kentucky and almost lost to Eastern Michigan. They were almost 5-6 headed into this weekend. They have done some good things this season like finally getting...Continue reading »
Currently, both teams are 7-4. UofL appears to be coming out of their funk and UK is on the verge of one of their best seasons in recent history. With that said, the Governor’s Cup is now upon us and it’s the perfect time to compare both programs since they re-united on the gridiron in 1994. WINS: UofL – 183; UK – 115 ...Continue reading »
(Photo – Associated Press)I had fully planned on writing a “farewell” piece on Lamar Jackson before the Syracuse game yesterday. It was going to include amount of gratitude, top games, top moments, all while at the University of Louisville. Then I sat back and thought more about that. With two games to go, Lamar would’ve done the same thing to me that he’s done to defenders the last three seasons: make us look silly. With two games to go, Lamar Jackson is not done yet. So I’m writing this piece about the...Continue reading »
The Breakdown – Syracuse Edition Getting to know the Orange: Head Coach: Dino Babers Co-Offensive Coordinators: Mike Lynch/Sean Lewis Defensive Coordinator: Brian Ward Syracuse started the season at 3-3 before getting one of the biggest wins in program history over Clemson. Since that victory The Orange have dropped three in a row and are dealing with some key injuries including starting Quarterback Eric Dungey. Offense: Syracuse has developed a reputation for going as fast as they possibly can on offense. They...Continue reading »
It is not exactly a secret that not every sequel, revamp, makeover, or version 2.0 will automatically be an upgrade over the predecessor. In many cases, in fact, the changes that are made to a once-beloved idea are universally maligned and considered a disaster. Ask George Lucas. Louisville football fans have begun to understand this all too well over the past 13 or so months. The head coach of their beloved football program, who from 2003-2006 was a brilliant, relentless, Belichickian game planner and developer of talent, Bobby Petrino has...Continue reading »
we had a jam-packed LSL show last night as we had NBC News’ Tom Winter on to discuss the latest on the FBI investigation and the federal indictments. Then we welcomed the voice of Utah Jazz, Craig Bolerjack to share his thoughts on Donovan Mitchell. In the second hour, David Teel of the Newport News Daily Press jumped on to preview the Virginia and to give us an update on the ACC Network’s setup process. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...
Already having a strong bond with the Louisville community, the Russ Smith Foundation continues to give back. Russ Smith is joining one of LSL’s own — Christian Dudley — in a new community initiative benefiting the homeless and hurting in Kentuckiana. In past years, Smith — a Louisville legend after his illustrious career at U of L — has displayed pure selflessness. So many Cards fans have shown him love over the years and Russ continues to give back. From toy drives in partnership with Kosair Children’s...Continue reading »
The Breakdown – Virginia Edition Getting to know the Cavaliers Head Coach: Bronco Mendenhall Offensive Coordinator: Robert Anae Defensive Coordinator: Nick Howell Record: 6-3 The Virginia Cavaliers, under second year man Bronco Mendenhall might be the biggest positive surprise in the ACC this season. The Cavs were just 2-10 last season, 1-7 in conference. Following a thrilling come from behind victory over Georgia Tech, Virginia now has that coveted 6th win and will certainly be headed to a bowl game for the first time since...Continue reading »
With all but three games remaining on the 2017 schedule, there is no use denying that the 2017 Louisville football season has been a failure. Maybe expectations were set a tad high, but given the return of the Heisman Trophy winner, a revamped offensive line, several returning upper classmen on defense, and a schedule on paper that appeared easier than 2016, those expectations at the time seemed more than reasonable. Louisville should have been one of the top three teams in the ACC if they had properly game planned and utilized their...Continue reading »
The Louisville Cardinals enjoyed a bye week this week and here’s what I’m hoping was accomplished: 1) Players getting healthy. Jaire Alexander and Stacy Thomas being healthy would be huge towards Louisville becoming bowl eligible and then some. 2) Fixing the defense? A lot to work on in two weeks. I’ll take just a simple textbook tackle or pass deflection at this point. You are what you are come November. 3) Bobby Petrino’s re-commitment to the run? Supposedly Malik Williams is on the mend and Dae Williams emergence...Continue reading »
The Louisville Cardinals football team, a projected top-20 team entering the 2017 season with the reigning Heisman Trophy winner leading the way, showed this Saturday at Wake Forest what it has shown against just about every other Power Five team this season: they are a colossal disappointment and embarrassment on the field. No other team in the ACC has experienced a more disastrous season than Louisville with the exception of possibly Florida State, who lost their starting QB. The season has been “highlighted” not by the...Continue reading »
The guys spoke to Interim AD Vince Tyra about his short term goals for the athletics program, his message to the fanbase, his thoughts on working with Postel and Grissom, and his favorite UofL sports memories. Conor O’Neill of the Winston Salem Journal joined us to preview the Wake Forest matchup as well. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 8.0/10 (2 votes cast)...
The Breakdown – Wake Forest Edition Getting to know the Demon Deacons Head Coach: Dave Clawson Offensive Coordinator: Warren Ruggiero Defensive Coordinator: Jay Sawvel Record: 4-3 The Demon Deacons started 2017 off with a bang, racing out to a 4-0 record. However, things have taken a drastic turn and now Wake Forest is in a free fall losing their last three games and going from 1-0 in conference to 1-3. Offense: On offense the Demon Deacons returned a lot of talent from a season ago, including starting Quarterback, John Wolford. Wolford...Continue reading »