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Is the season really almost half over?  Time flies, especially in this case as the Cards have just five games remaining.  At this point in the season, we have a pretty good take on the teams UofL will face.  The second half of the year started with Clemson, and it will only get tougher from here on out.  Here’s how the final five opponents on Louisville’s schedule rank…. 5. N.C. State (4-3, 0-3 in ACC) The Wolfpack won their first four games this year against chump competition, but have dropped three straight against...Continue reading »

It’s not a shock that Will Gardner earned back the starting role after his performance against Clemson.  The sophomore signal caller nearly led Louisville to an improbable 4th quarter comeback.  With Petrino wanting a vertical passing game, Will is the best option.  However, the true freshman Bonnafon will still get some snaps against NC State.  It could look like the LeFors/Brohm system back in 2004 when Stefan started, but Brian came in and played in the second quarter. Gardner said his goal for the offense this week will be a...Continue reading »

  Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris is in his fourth year with the Tigers and has seen some incredible defenses in his time there, but no unit, he said in a press conference Monday, has been as impressive as the Louisville defense he saw this past Saturday. Of all the teams he has seen, including last season’s national champion Florida State Seminoles and a 2012 LSU team that featured future NFL draft picks Morris Claiborne and Tyrann Mathieu, the Cards take the cake, and anyone who has seen Todd Grantham’s group...Continue reading »

The first Red-White game will be held this Sunday at 2:00  the Yum! Center, but the Cards held a private scrimmage last night as the 2014-15 Cards get set for the season.  As expected, Harrell dominated and posted a game-high 32 points, while Anton Gill scored 27 and Blackshear tallied 26.  Perhaps (we’ll certainly take the wait-and-see approach here) Wayne took Pitino’s offseason comments seriously because on the defense end he shut down incoming 5-star prospect Shaqquan Aaron.  He didn’t score in 36 minutes, going 0-7...Continue reading »

  This is the debate that will be consuming the minds of all Louisville fans for this week and potentially beyond – who should be the quarterback? Obviously with these two guys you have two totally different styles of quarterbacks. With Reggie under center, you have someone that provides a running dynamic from the backfield that Louisville fans are not use to.  But, with Gardner back there, you have a pocket passer who at this time, is better at reading a defense and finding the open man. Right now, what’s more important...Continue reading »

*Louisville made USA TODAY’s ” Misery Index” after losing to Clemson on Saturday. It’s the second time this season Lousiville has lost a game and been able to point the finger squarely at its offense, which had just 282 yards and four turnovers against Virginia on Sept. 13. This time, though, fans are directing the blame at Petrino because of a final sequence that left the Cardinals’ chance for victory on the 2-yard line. After a 73-yard pass from Will Gardner to James Quick with 1:08 left, Louisville was in position...Continue reading »

  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 »