Photo – @GoCards Now that the football off-season has begun, it’s time to unveil LSL’s weekly UofL football notebook. It’s designed to catch you up on all things (past, present, and future) Louisville pigskin until the 2014 season kicks off on Sept. 1. —-> Teddy Bridgewater’s agent came out to respond to Chris Mortensen’s “report” that Teddy has been “shaky” in his private workouts for NFL teams. Chris Mortensen of ESPN nevertheless has reported that Bridgewater’s private...Continue reading »
Photo – 247sports.com According to Lars Hanson, who covers University of Washington sports for 247Sports.com, former Washington Safety and American River C.C. player James Sample could be playing football at Louisville next season. If this transfer happens, Sample would join former Husky DT Pio Vatuvei at UofL. Update: Lars Hanson tweeted that it someone close to Sample said that it’s “official” that he’s going to Louisville. Sample was rated a 4 Star Safety and was a U.S. Army All-American coming out of High...Continue reading »
(Photo – Garry Jones/AP) Even the committee behind Thunder Over Louisville, the largest fireworks display in North America, had to be weary of following the fireworks and air show on display at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Friday night. Over 27,000 Louisville fans were treated to a tease of the Bobby Petrino 2.0 era at Louisville, as the red team, featuring the starters, defeated the white team 56-13. Despite a coaching change and new philosophy, the starting Louisville offense led by QB Will Gardner appeared to have a solid grasp...Continue reading »
Photo – AP Here are some stories to give you a thorough overview of last night’s game. Not surprisingly, the offense looked crisp and the play makers made plays all night long. Will Gardner, Michael Dyer, and Gerald Christian to name a few had big games. With the 1s going against the 2s, it was even tougher to gauge the defense, but the front 7 looks solid. Heading into fall camp, it will be a priority to find two safeties who can hold their own. *Petrino’s offense is ready to bring the fireworks The usual caveats:...Continue reading »
(Photo – rantsports.com) Former UofL big man and current Minnesota Timberwolves player Gorgui Dieng hit the game winning shot in the waning seconds against the Houston Rockets. Dieng, who was presented with the NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month award capped the night with a fade away jumper to give the ‘Wolves the win. Dieng finished the night with 12 points and a huge night on the glass with 20 rebounds. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 9.1/10 (11 votes cast)...
Photo – AP Coach Petrino addressed the media yesterday about tonight’s spring game. The plan is for it to mimic a real game-like situation, with a walk-through, pregame meal, and then the contest itself. The C-J’s Jeff Greer provides you with all you need to know going into the game. Louisville’s spring game format for Friday night is pretty simple: The first-team offense will play against the second-team defense, and the second-team offense will take on the first-team defense. The first-team units are “tired...Continue reading »
Photo – AP I don’t know why “analysts” are seemingly jumping on the bashing Bridgewater bandwagon recently, but in the latest mock drafts, Teddy has slid down to almost the middle of the first round. Sports Illustrated and USA TODAY project Teddy to be picked 11th by the Titans in their most recent mocks. While bashing might be a little too strong to describe what the so-called experts are saying about Bridgewater, it seems folks are trying make up negatives about him. You know, I know, we all know that Teddy...Continue reading »
Photo – bleacherreport.com With the transfer of Georgia standout Josh Harvey-Clemons appearing imminent, the Cards will now have five impact players coming in from power SEC programs. Four will be continuing their impact this year since Harvey-Clemons won’t be eligible to play until 2015. (Ironically, in his first game with UofL, the Cards will be squaring off against SEC and national power Auburn in the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Classic and Harvey-Clemons was one of the two guys in the secondary who gave up the Hail Mary to Auburn...Continue reading »
Photo – cbssports.com The UofL defense has picked up a major player to add in 2015 as Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons will be transferring in. Insidetheville.com’s Mike Hughes first reported that the 6’5 215 lb. 5-star athlete will enroll at UofL this summer. He will sit out next year and be eligible in the fall of 2015. UofL DC Todd Grantham played a big role in getting Harvey-Clemons on campus as he is extremely comfortable in his 3-4 scheme. Coming out of high school in 2012, Harvey-Clemons was recruited by...Continue reading »
Photo – @GoCards Louisville legend (we can say that now, right?) Russ Smith was named KenPom’s most efficient player of the year for the second straight year. Ken Pomeroy goes into detail about how Russ won the award again, giving us even more reason to shake our head about his late second round NBA Draft predictions. Congratulations to the winner of the 2014 kenpom.com player of the year award, Russ Smith of Louisville. Smith earned his second consecutive kPOY by posting a 114 offensive rating while using 31 percent of the Cardinals’...Continue reading »
Photo – AP Russ and Trez (assuming he goes) will hear their names called in June’s NBA Draft. Luke Hancock hasn’t been listed on any mock drafts and will have to put in work to have a good showing in pre-draft workouts and/or the summer league to have a shot at making a roster. There’s no doubt he can score the ball, but can he be adequate on defense? Luke has shown toughness and the great work ethic to achieve a lot in his time at UofL. That’s why it wouldn’t be surprising to see him get a shot...Continue reading »
At this point it’s pretty safe to say that Coach Bobby Petrino is an offensive genius. He’s a master at developing quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, etc. But one position that sometimes gets overlooked is the offensive line and, without a doubt, Petrino is second-to-none when it comes to building a physical, cohesive unit up front. Everywhere he’s been, he’s had success with it. During his first tenure at Louisville, six players heard their names called in the NFL draft. Now in his second stint with the Cards,...Continue reading »
(Photo – salon.com) ESPN Insider Phil Steele joins ESPN.com to discuss his take on what he thinks the Projected Preseason AP Top 25 will look like for the 2014 college football season. Do the Cards fit into Steele’s projections with a new Head Coach and Quarterback? Check it out for yourself. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 8.2/10 (5 votes cast)...