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(Photo of Poona Ford – Island Packet) Just hours after news of Charlie Strong’s departure for Texas made its rounds, Louisville’s 2014 football recruiting class began to shift and change, as well. Many recruits took to Twitter and Facebook to express their disappointment with the decision and it wasn’t long before several players either completely decommitted or classified themselves as “soft verbals.” As of this morning, here’s where the entire class stands with the Cards. Isaiah Ford – WR (Trinity...Continue reading »

Yes, Louisville does still have a basketball team that is the defending national champion. Here’s the latest highlight film of 4-star, top 60 prospect Jaylen Johnson. The Cards could use his length and athleticism this year in the front court. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 8.0/10 (3 votes cast)...

Photo – Getty Images The C-J’s Adam Himmelsbach reached out to Charlie Strong a for comment after his departure stoked the flames of criticism to an all-time high.  Nobody was mad at the fact Strong took the Texas gig; they were fired up at the way he left.  There were several players who made their displeasure known through social media.  When word got out that he was going to Texas and not meeting with the players, it looked even uglier.  After reading this, it’s evident that Strong feels he could have handled this...Continue reading »

Photo – cbssports.com We’ve been through this before Card fans.  After a lot of success it seems, our football coach is destined to leave.  They ignore the trend of failure after leaving the UofL program and this wonderful city we call home.  Schnellenberger was fired after just one year at Oklahoma, John L. was canned at Michigan State after four years, and Petrino bolted for Atlanta and didn’t even last an entire season. Time will tell with Charlie at Texas if that trend continues.  Unlike the coaches though, the AD...Continue reading »

Photo – AP Here’s a sampling of what the national outlets are saying about Strong’s departure from UofL. *Yahoo! Sports: Strong has Earned Everything He’s Gotten, but Texas is the Wrong Fit For all his on-field credentials, he is a complete misfit for the spotlight that accompanies the Texas job. Strong hated dealing with both the small media following at Louisville and the modest core of boosters who were important to the program. When presented with national media opportunities to enhance the Cardinals’ profile,...Continue reading »

Photo – AP Starting late Friday night, the circus began.  Is he going?  Will he stay?  We heard literally a hundred different scenarios as to what was going on.  However, according to the Austin American Statesman, Strong waited so he could speak to Tom Jurich.  The Strong-to-Texas watch was strung out because TJ was stuck in Colorado due to inclement weather.  Once Jurich returned home, the two met and Strong made him aware of his intentions. Texas officials did not make any announcement Saturday because they were honoring Strong’s...Continue reading »

Photo – AP 11:00pm – As first reported by Bobby Burton of 247Sports, then confirmed by Orangebloods.com, UofL HC Charlie Strong will become the next coach of Texas.  Their source was termed a “high ranking Texas official”.  However, there seemed to be some confusion after word first came out because Coach Strong had yet to speak to his team, Tom Jurich and President Ramsey.  At first, national media like ESPN and CBS, had yet to confirm.  However, Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel reported the Texas deal is...Continue reading »

Photo – AP Today, the Charlie Strong to Texas speculation (and fan frustration) has reached its highest level.  Some of the candidates mentioned with him have come out and said that they are happy with where they are.  From Strong? Crickets.  That tells you he is a serious candidate to become the Head Coach at Texas.  The silence only fuels more speculation from the fans and presumably from the UofL administration.  With that, you have rumors – mostly unfounded – come out as well as frustration from some of the UofL...Continue reading »

(Photo – Andy Lyons / Getty Images Baylor head coach Art Briles, the perceived front-runner for the vaunted Texas job, has shot down speculation that he will leave his school and replace Mack Brown. Briles released the following statement via Twitter just a few minutes ago: He then issued a separate statement through the University’s official athletics website: “I have no desire to pursue other coaching positions,” Baylor coach Art Briles said. “As I’ve said many times, I am both humbled and honored to...Continue reading »

(Photo – Andy Lyons / Getty Images) While the coaching drama between Charlie Strong and the University of Texas continues to reach a fever pitch, UofL did receive some very good news this evening. Star wide receiver DeVante Parker will return to Louisville for his senior season where he’s on pace to shatter plenty of big-time receiving records. Parker, a three-year starter, has 28 career touchdowns and is fresh off a 9 reception, 142 yards, one touchdown performance against Miami in the Cardinals’ 36-9 route in the Russell...Continue reading »

Ian Silberman, a transfer from Florida, announced via twitter he has set up his apartment and is headed to Louisville. There was speculation on whether or not the talented 6-5, 303 lb offensive lineman had made it to campus after he made the announcement to transfer from Florida to the Cards. Silberman is a big body the Cards could really use. The offensive line returns almost every starter in 2014 but it played inconsistent at times this season. Teddy Bridgewater, now headed to the NFL draft, was under some heavy pressure more often than...Continue reading »

(Photo – Dave Manning / USA Today)   Yesterday it was Teddy Bridgewater. Today it’s Damian Copeland. The school’s head coach, Charlie Strong, is still rumored to be a top candidate for the Texas job. Louisville football could also likely lose another key piece to its puzzle if star wide receiver DeVante Parker opts to go pro in the next week. Factor in the graduation or early departure of basically the entire middle of the Cardinals’ defense (Calvin Pryor, Preston Brown and Hakeem Smith), and it appears as if the...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today) Ever since Louisville’s loss to Central Florida back in October, scouts and analysts began to nitpick everything about Teddy Bridgewater. Prior to the 2013 season, he was often talked about as the unanimous pick for top QB prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft, but now, at season’s end, he has been arguably the most criticized. Bigger players like Blake Bortles of UCF and Derek Carr of Fresno State have been late scout crushes, and the always dynamic Johnny Manziel has been talked about as the best prospect after...Continue reading »