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  It was no less stress-inducing than the surprisingly close win over Purdue, but Louisville is officially 2-0 to start the 2017 season and is now 1-0 in the ACC with a road win. No, North Carolina is not of the same caliber as a Clemson or Florida State, but Louisville was short-handed, challenged, and still came away with a win in their first true road environment in the season. There was a lot to like (and love) about the way the Cards took care of business in their 47-35 win in Chapel Hill, but there was still a lot to be desired...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – North Carolina Edition   Getting to Know the Tar Heels: Head Coach: Larry Fedora Offensive Coordinator: Chris Kapilovic Defensive Coordinator: John Papuchis Record: 0-1 National Rank: N/A   The Tar Heels enter week two of the season following a home loss last week to the Cal Golden Bears. Larry Fedora’s team still has plenty of question marks including starting Quarterback and pass defense, which Cal torched last week to the tune of 4 touchdowns and 363 yards.   Offense: Despite Brandon Harris’ ineffective...Continue reading »

On this episode of LSL, the guys spoke on the positives and the not so positives from the Purdue game including the Heisman winner’s performance, Dez, Jaylen, Trevon, and Stacy’s play as well. Fumbles and false starts were discussed as well as ideas to eliminate them. Matt Fortuna from the All-American stopped by to talk about his fantastic behind-the-scenes piece on Lamar and the UofL program leading up to last Saturday’s game. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

Saturday’s game against Purdue was a win, but it wasn’t pretty. And while you have to expect some sluggish play in the first game of the season, it was disappointing to see the same struggles with penalties and turnovers return. After last season’s meltdown, those areas were supposed to be fixed. Three fumbles and 16 penalties for 110 yards kept the game much closer than it should have been. Under Petrino, the Cards have averaged just 6 penalties for 47 yards in season openers. The Purdue game marked the most penalties and...Continue reading »

  The 2017 football season is off and running, and while Louisville left the opening weekend sitting at 1-0, the overall performance from the Cards raised plenty of concern. However, the team doesn’t walk away from Lucas Oil Stadium with a win if there weren’t aspects of the contest that produced feelings of optimism and room to build, too. With week 1 officially in the books, here are 5 reasons to cheer the Cards’ victory-producing performance and 5 moments that caused jeers throughout the fan base.   CHEER: Lamar...Continue reading »

University of Louisville graduate Asia Taylor is looking to make noise in the WNBA’s postseason.  It is now September, which marks the start of the 2017 WNBA Playoffs. If you are a Louisville native and are unsure who to watch, look no further than the sixth-best Washington Mystics, featuring former Cardinal Asia Taylor.  Finishing with a winning record of 18-16, Taylor and the Mystics are ready for their first round matchup versus the Dallas Wings. Perhaps their best basketball is yet to come in September.  After appearing...Continue reading »

                Time for the inaugural Monday Reverse. This will serve as a reflection on the week that was in Louisville Cardinal athletics. Observations, over-reactions, and hopefully some optimistic views. Let’s run this thing…..on Tuesday morning.  Football: Purdue *We have Lamar Jackson and most other schools do not. I actually loved the reigning Heisman Trophy winner’s pocket presence. He was far more accurate than last season. The first down Lamar ran for when the protection...Continue reading »

Former NFL superstar Michael Vick gave praise via Twitter to University of Louisville football and Lamar Jackson.  Though the season-opening game for the University of Louisville football program was more of a struggle than it should have been, there were some positives.  The brightest spot begins with none other than the Cards’ star quarterback and reigning Heisman trophy winner, Lamar Jackson.  It is beyond absurd to see so many national analysts not include Lamar as a candidate to win the Heisman trophy in 2017. You...Continue reading »

  Finally, after months of waiting to redeem themselves after a mind-boggling three-game face plant to end the 2016 season, Louisville football is back and…well…not much appears to have changed. Actually, that is not exactly fair. New defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon’s scheme looked good for the most part, despite being on the field more than they would have liked, the offensive line appeared improved in both pass protection and run blocking early on, and reigning Heisman winner Lamar Jackson was not only his same...Continue reading »

After solidifying himself as a starting power forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2016-17, it is time to investigate how much of a steal Gorgui Dieng was in the 2013 NBA Draft.  Gorgui Dieng entered the NBA in 2013 following the achievement of an NCAA National Championship at the University of Louisville. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected the 6’11” Cardinal with the 21st overall pick. Were there really 20 players better than Gorgui in the 2013 NBA Draft?  He was a steal. Cards fans knew this all along. Of the...Continue reading »

  After months of having to taste the bitter flavor of the final half of the 2016 football season, the Louisville Cardinals are a day away from their quest for redemption. While not exactly “hyped” as they were around October of last year, given the fact they return the reigning Heisman Trophy winner along with a stout, experienced defense and a major coaching upgrade at an area of weakness, the expectations are still rather high for the #16 ranked team in the country. While last season proved to be a “Welcome to the...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Purdue Edition   Getting to Know the Boilermakers: Head Coach: Jeff Brohm Co-Offensive Coordinators: Brian Brohm / Tony Levine Co-Defensive Coordinators: Nick Holt / Anthony Poindexter Conference: Big Ten   Jeff Brohm begins his first season as the Head Coach at Purdue following a very successful three year run as the head man at Western Kentucky. Despite posting just a 3-9 record last season, Purdue returns a team that is not void of talent by any means, especially on the offensive side of the ball.   Offense: When...Continue reading »

By: Guest Columnist Chris Hatfield (@_ChrisHatfield) It’s like going to funeral home and not seeing anyone grieve. Something is odd. Something is off. Last season, amongst mental blunders, Louisville football missed an opportunity to change prospectives. You know the story. Louisville went to Death Valley and lost. And in my view, the disastrous finish to end last year became a direct result of this. Roughly 24 hours after defeat, the narrative of the moment became cemented. The resounding theme was everywhere. People were ok. They were...Continue reading »