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  Is Bobby Petrino merely a shell of his former coaching self? During Saturday afternoon’s 23-17 loss at Clemson where Louisville had every opportunity to put the game away (and  handily), the offensive firepower and electric play calling of Bobby Petrino that Louisville fans had become so familiar with from 2003-2006 was noticeably absent. Just as it was vs. Syracuse. Just as it was vs. Wake Forest. Just as it  has been all season long. In the coach’s defense, though, it has already been established that the personnel on...Continue reading »

Someone had to lose that game. I fully expected it to be Louisville for a myriad of reasons other than my colossal pessimism. After Louisville’s first possession ended 3 and out, and Clemson methodically returned the ensuing punt for a touchdown, I was even prepared for the loss to be Buzz’s girlfriend in Home Alone ugly. I shouldn’t doubt this defense. While they have been impressive over the first half of the season, I didn’t expect them to contain an explosive Clemson offense to its worst output of the year. They...Continue reading »

  Louisville took baby steps in their victory over Syracuse last week with the offense looking a little more crisp and freshman QB Reggie Bonnafon looked a little more comfortable, but if the Cards hope to march into Death Valley and take down Saturday afternoon’s opponent Clemson, it will take more than just a little bit of improvement. There is still a lot of unknowns about the Louisville offense, and playing in front of the biggest crowd any Louisville fan has seen since Florida State in 2000, the unit will need to be more mentally...Continue reading »

  Louisville coach Rick Pitino is not one to mince words when he feels he has something important to say, and Thursday afternoon’s press conference was no exception. After a long absence from speaking to the media, Pitino was expected to give an update on his team, but anyone who has followed the coach during his career knows his press conferences are rarely the boring, run-of-the-mill pressers. While he did provide an update on his team (believe it or not), the highlight of the afternoon was his near 8-minute rant on shoe companies...Continue reading »

  Louisville head coach Rick Pitino met with the media this afternoon to give an update on his team, but it didn’t take long for things to take a drastic detour. Pitino started off by talking about building on the team’s overall brand and recent success moving forward as well as what the team will look like without Russ Smith. He updated injuries on Chris Jones, Jaylen Johnson and Akoy Agau and then talked about what he wants to see from the team as they prepare for their first exhibition next weekend. But from there, Pitino...Continue reading »

Yesterday, Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com asked anonymous coaches to rank the ACC basketball teams for the coming year. In what’s sure to be one of – if not the – hardest leagues in the country, it’s difficult to pick a clear cut number one. Frankly, the teams ranked 1-5 could all finish first  this year. Here are their predictions: (First place votes are in parenthesis) 1. Duke Blue Devils – 260 (12) 2. Louisville Cardinals – 238 (4) 3. North Carolina Tar Heels – 236 4. Virginia Cavaliers – 230...Continue reading »

On this episode, the guys spoke to insidetheville.com’s Mike Hughes and Clemson beat writer Aaron Brenner to preview the game. Topics include: -The gradual improvement of the offense -New recruiting targets for the Offensive Line -Will Louisville’s offense be able to move the ball on the Tigers’ defense? -How UofL can contain freshman phenom Deshaun Watson. -What UofL fans will experience if they make the trip to the game. -The best night (and day) spots to hit in and around Clemson. -The “Silent Out” –...Continue reading »

  This whole Silent-Out thing is getting on my last f–ing nerve. I’ve never seen a perceived slight get turned into such a ridiculous thing and get so blown out of proportion. Insecurities abound, the entire Clemson fanbase and media have taken this thing – for better or worse – and totally run with it. Bobby Petrino was even asked about it again this morning during the ACC coaches teleconference and Rick Bozich of WDRB just reported that multiple South Carolina based media outlets have requested audio of Petrino’s...Continue reading »

Your all UofL sports talk show is back tonight at 6:00 on ESPN 680/105.7 and ESPNLouisville.com talking all things Cardinal athletics.  The guys will preview the Clemson showdown and make fun of CU’s proposed “Silent Out”.  Clemson beat writer Aaron Brenner of the Charleston (SC) Post & Courier will join us to give us the Clemson perspective ahead of Saturday’s big game.  As always, we want you to be a part of the show.  Hit us up at 267-9680 and tweet the show @LvilleSprtsLive. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating:...Continue reading »

We’re smack in the middle of college football season, but it’s never too early to talk some hoops as the preseason publications are hitting the shelves. Athlon Sports always produces a quality product and this year is no different; in-depth previews, All-American teams, tournament predictions, and recruiting rankings make up this magazine.  Here’s a snippet of what they thought of Louisville and some of its players: *Louisville is ranked #9 and projected to make the Sweet 16 *Montrezl is a first team All-American (and in...Continue reading »

  It’s about that time of the year again when all the college basketball rags (and online subsidiaries) start to spring back to life and pump out their preseason predictions. Earlier today we told you how Yahoo Sports pegged the Cards 7th on their top-25 rankings, but this time it’s CBS Sports showing some individual love for one particular Cardinal. Junior forward Montrezl Harrell was named to CBS’ 1st Team All-American squad, marking the second consecutive year where a Louisville player earned such an honor (Russ Smith...Continue reading »

  Have the Tigers fans already “Clemsoned” all over themselves before Saturday’s kickoff? A proposed “Silent Out” has been created in response to Bobby Petrino’s comments in his Monday presser. Here’s what Petrino said. “To be real honest with you, it’s gonna be very similar to last week,” Petrino said. “That was a loud place. It was extremely, I don’t know if it can get any louder, even though the crowd wasn’t that big. On that first third down and everyone started screaming and yelling,...Continue reading »

Video courtesy of The Courier-Journal News came out yesterday that DeVante Parker has a good chance of playing.   Whether he catches a pass or not won’t matter; his presence on the field will be enough to divert attention away from UofL’s other receivers.  Additionally, DB Jermaine Reve made a quiet return last Friday against Syracuse, giving the Cards more depth in the secondary.  Coach Petrino was very complimentary of the Clemson program, but his comment about the crowd noise not being much different the Carrier Dome didn’t...Continue reading »