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  The time is finally upon us. It is officially the first week of college football, and of course Louisville fans everywhere are on pins and needles in anticipation of the Cards’ debut this Saturday vs. the AP’s #6 team in the nation, the Auburn Tigers. This season begins with a little more drama than in years prior, as two of the most important pieces to any offense (especially a Petrino offense) in the quarterback and offensive line positions, are a mystery. How each unit performs could end up the difference between a hugely...Continue reading »

It’s game week and LSL is back today at 6:00 on 93.9 The Ville to get you set for the huge UofL-Auburn tilt this Saturday.  We’ll speak to Ryan Black of to get the AU perspective on the game and give him some grief about their fans’ No. 1 ranking in using bad grammar.  We’ll continue to analyze the QB and O-Line competitions and ask the question, “what will Petrino’s first play call be?”  We’ll also bring on 4-star SG Brandon Robinson’s coach Hollis Bethea to get...Continue reading »

                As the Top 5 series continues, the focus shifts to the running backs.  Like the wide outs, this is an area where UofL has amassed a lot of talent. 5. Ralph Dawkins (1990-’93) 525 carries for 2,159 yards, 4.1 ypc.  Number 22 was the first star of the 90’s, often posting big numbers against the nation’s elite like Ohio State and Tennessee.  His low center of gravity allowed him to get behind his offensive line, then burst out in the open. 4. Deon Booker (1985-’88)...Continue reading »

Coach Petrino and the UofL Football program released its depth for the Auburn game, and as you would expect, the QB situation – at least on paper – is still to be determined. Louisville Offense Depth Chart — Mark Blankenbaker (@UofLSheriff50) September 1, 2015 Louisville Defense Depth Chart — Mark Blankenbaker (@UofLSheriff50) September 1, 2015 Specialists Depth Chart — Mark Blankenbaker (@UofLSheriff50) September 1, 2015 Finally,...Continue reading »

With the season now than less than a week away, it’s time for LSL to give our individual predictions for the upcoming season.  Here’s my stab at it…. Auburn – L, 30-20 We see glimpses of special things happening against the Tigers in Atlanta, but the Cards can’t stay consistent enough on offense to put it all together. Houston – W, 30-17 Coming off a tough loss to Auburn, this contest against the Cougars has trap game written all over it.  Still, UofL makes plays on both sides of the ball to get a win...Continue reading »

This position is absolutely stacked with talent, especially over the last 25 years.  This list took some time to finalize because of so many game-breakers.  Again, criteria is based solely upon collegiate production. Here goes…. 5. Deion Branch (2000-’01) 143 catches for 2,204 yards; 18 TDs.  He made an instant impact as soon as he stepped on the field for the Cards.  His numbers, which rank 9th all-time in catches and 7th all-time in yards were notched in just two years. The first team All-C-USA selection in both seasons went...Continue reading »

  Jeff Sagarin has been publishing college football computer ratings for over 30 years.  For about 20 of those years I have been applying his ratings to Louisville’s football and basketball schedules to project game-by-game results and an estimate of Louisville’s regular season record. Sagarin releases multiple ratings which he calculates in different ways.  For the purpose of projecting Louisville’s season I use his “Predictor” ratings.  These ratings are based entirely on the scores of previous games...Continue reading »

It’s FINALLY game week.  Here’s some links to get you even more amped up for UofL football…. *The guys at ACC All Sports Discussion have you covered with their ACC football predictions. You’ve still a got a few days to get ready for the College Football season. @Hokiesmash and I (@TalkinACCSports) have preview podcasts, player rankings and predictions to get you going. Enjoy! *The CFB Matrix analyzes the chances of potential records for UofL and all other Power 5 teams. In the previous article, I outlined the CFBMatrix...Continue reading »

Heading into his second season in the NFL, Teddy Bridgewater set a goal of completing 70% of his passes.  Through four preseason games, he’s meeting his goal and going above and beyond, hitting 83% of his throws (29-35).  He has thrown for 295 yards and a TD with no interceptions. This is a thing of beauty. The spin on this deep ball from Teddy to Wallace. Wow. — Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) August 30, 2015 VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)...

With the black uniforms that debuted last week, the lineup of 2015 Louisville football uniforms are complete. For Auburn…. Can't wait to #uncage the Cardinal on Saturday! #BeatAuburn — Louisville Equipment (@UofLEquipment) August 30, 2015 Soar Higher. Score Faster. Another look at @UofLFootball's #UNCAGED uniform. #L1C4 #teamadidas — adidas Football US (@adidasFballUS) June 25, 2015 For Clemson…. Get 6 for the 502. @UofLFootball’s...Continue reading »

Up first on the “top 5” list are the signal callers; the guys who get the most pub or the most scorn.  This group, however, got well-deserved praise throughout their Cardinal careers.  The criteria here (and the following lists) are strictly what they did while on campus, hence no Johnny Unitas. 5. Dave Ragone (1999-’02) 685-1,180 58%, 8,564 yards; 74 TD – 29 INT.  This gutty QB is best known for helping to orchestrate the Cards’ huge upset of then #4 Florida State in that unforgettable monsoon.  He also led...Continue reading »

Auburn (Chick Fil A Kickoff in Atlanta, GA) Louisville fans and Coach Bobby Petrino have been salivating over this game, but Louisville loses a hard fought but close contest to an SEC favorite. All is not lost. Houston (Home) Houston has a new coach, a stagnant offense, yet are very capable defensively. Louisville defense shines as the offense shows improvement en route to win number one. Clemson (Home) Clemson is a popular pick to win the ACC this season, and rightfully so. Deshaun Watson hasn’t played since December, but he is...Continue reading »

Rendering of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium expansion at #UofL — Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) August 28, 2015 Closer view of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium expansion Loge Level seating — Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) August 28, 2015 The crown on the Pizza Palace: — Howie Lindsey Show (@HowieShow) August 28, 2015 It was talked about for months and tonight it became official.  PJCS will be expanding – again.  AD Tom Jurich announced...Continue reading »