Louisville Should Play an ACC Team – Likely Miami (FL) – at Home to Open 2014 Season

Posted on Aug 23 2013 - 3:45pm by Ethan Moore

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With news coming out this week that the UK game will be moved to the last game of the season, UofL is in need of a home opener that will generate some buzz.  What better way to do than to schedule the inaugural ACC game as the first home game of the season.  Louisville’s new league is doing just that this year as Florida State will be traveling to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers on Labor Day.  UofL’s ACC home opponents in the 2014 season will be Florida State, Miami, NC State, and Wake Forest.  Obviously FSU and Miami would get the fans the most jacked, but NC State would be a solid opening game opponent as well.  FSU is scheduled to play Oklahoma State in Dallas on the opening weekend, so Miami could be a possibility with the Canes having the August 30th date open.

According to next year’s schedules, NC State has an open date on September 6th, but that would mean UofL having an off-week on Week 1.  The Demon Deacons of Wake Forest have an opening on the 6th as well, but will open their season the week before on the road at Louisiana Monroe.  Again, it all falls back to Miami being available to play the Cards – in Louisville – to start the season off with a bang.  Ranked in some publications’ Top 25 polls this year, the Canes are a virtual lock to start 2014 as a nationally ranked team. UofL will play Miami at home next year, but the date remains unknown. However, it makes too much sense to pit the Cards and Canes together in a Labor Day showdown.

Who could forget the Urrutia stiff-arm TD catch?

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  1. UofLgrad07 August 23, 2013 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    How about UC?

    - UofL has played UC more times in football than any other opponent (52 games)
    - the Keg of Nails game is simply a badass trophy
    - it has been a competitive matchup in recent years

    UC is playing their 2014 season at Paul Brown Stadium due to the renovation of Nippert Stadium. Maybe UC would be willing to move their scheduled opener against Stony Brook for a road game at Louisville. In return, UofL could help UC open the newly renovated Nippert in 2015. Those would be two great opening games IMO and I'd love to see UofL open and close its season with two huge rivalry games.

    UC is playing their 2014 season at Paul Brown Stadium due to the renovation of Nippert Stadium. Maybe UC would be willing to move their scheduled opener against Stony Brook for a road game at Louisville. In return, UofL could help UC open the newly renovated Nippert in 2015. Those would be two great opening games IMO.

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  2. Ethan August 24, 2013 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Great point 07. If the first game couldn't get worked with UM, UC would be a great opponent and one I'd like to keep on the schedule for years to come.

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