It was really just a matter of time til’ Russ Smith started writing a blog. A walking quote machine for the last four years, Smith is regarded as one of the most beloved Louisville players in the history of a program with a whole shit ton of beloved players. Now, taking a cue from his mentor and former coach, Rick Pitino, Russdiculous has taken to the internet in an attempt to spread the gospel of positive thinking and well-wishes. The aptly named website goes by the pseudonym A Russdiculous but Civil View. Because why wouldn’t...Continue reading »
The only audible sounds coming from an emotionally depleted Louisville locker room following an ugly 68-57 over UNC-Wilmington Sunday night were the words of disgust and disappointment from power forward Montrezl Harrell, who at one point had to be motioned to calm down by SID Kenny Klein after the junior captain’s voice continued to grow louder with frustration. Both Harrell and his coach, Rick Pitino, expressed their unhappiness with the team’s lackluster performance, in which ball movement was nonexistent on offense,...Continue reading »
Yesterday, Coach Grantham spoke to the media to preview the Belk Bowl and spoke specifically about his Georgia connection and how that would impact the game. While he said that this knowledge of their personnel wouldn’t play a factor in who wins the game, being in the program for four season prior to his position now should help the Cards. On knowing a lot about the Bulldogs’ personnel … “It still gets down to getting off blocks, tackling people and one-on-one matchups on both sides of the ball. So (knowing personnel) won’t...Continue reading »
After visiting campus last Friday, UofL and Coach Petrino left Jeremy Smith and his family with a great impression of the football program. The 3-star 6’1, 225 lb. RB held offers from Colorado and Vanderbilt and was being recruited by Alabama and Notre Dame. Smith will enroll in January and will have four years to play three. His impressive highlight reel is HERE. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 6.0/10 (1 vote cast)...
Petrino and staff are on the prowl to find some immediate help on both sides of the line for 2015 and beyond. After adding a JUCO DE, Petrino and Co. landed a massive offensive lineman in Justin Sandifer. OL Justin Sandifer (6’4, 313 lb.) had offers from Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi State among others. *Check out the highlight film for Sandifer HERE . VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...
UofL DC Todd Grantham praised All-American Gerod Holliman for his willingness to study and accept coaching. There’s no doubt in his mind that he used those traits to parlay it into a historic season. The C-J’s Jeff Greer also reported that Matt Miller, an NFL Draft analyst for Bleacher Report said that he made the right decision to forgo his senior campaign. Sometime between April and August, Gerod Holliman got “it.” That’s the way University of Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham describes his...Continue reading »
The NCAA leader in interceptions will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft according to various reports. The Jim Thorpe winner decided to strike while the iron was hot – tying the NCAA record for most INTs in one season (14) is certainly something that will get your name out there. In the preseason, it looked as though Charles Gaines would be likely to leave early, but for now it’s Holliman, who earned the nickname ” Hot Robbery” from teammate Eli Rogers. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10...Continue reading »
The game itself was ugly, and the post-game atmosphere in the locker room wasn’t much prettier after UofL struggled past the Seahawks of UNC Wilmington by just 11 points. It’s ridiculous that just about every year there are games where the team isn’t focused and that they are in need of a wake-up call, but that’s the way it is. Trez said it best when he stressed that “we only have 40 minutes to play Louisville basketball.” Hopefully the entire team gets the message this week in practice. View the...Continue reading »
Petrino and staff are on the prowl to find some immediate help on both sides of the line for 2015 and beyond. The latest commitment, DE Drew Bailey (6’3 275 lb.) – figures to be in the two-man rotation from the start. *Check out the highlight film for Bailey HERE. No word yet on the other visitors, 3-star JUCO RB Jeremy Smith and 4-star DE Tim Settle in regard to their future plans. It’s probably a safe assumption to say that Louisville leads for Smith. Settle is reportedly interested in Clemson, Michigan State, UVA,...Continue reading »
*According to 247Sports, Louisville’s 2015 class ranks 31st nationally and 6th in the ACC. *JUCO OL Justin Sandifer is close to making an official commitment and signing with UofL this week. The 6’4, 313 lb. OL is on a visited and has offers from Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi State. *3-star JUCO RB Jeremy Smith (6’1, 225) visited Friday and holds offers from Colorado and Vanderbilt. View his impressive highlight film here. *3-star RB commit Matt Colburn won South Carolina Mr. Football. You can read the post below...Continue reading »
3-star RB and Louisville commit Matt Colburn took home the honor of South Carolina Mr. Football, an award that Jadaveon Clowney and Marcus Lattimore have won previously. Though his senior season was cut short due to injury, Colburn still managed to rush for over 1,200 yards ans 24 TDs. He finished just 3 yards shy of 5,000 for his high school career. Dutch Fork running back Matt Colburn said he was “at a loss for words” after being named the 2014 South Carolina Mr. Football award winner on Saturday. “It’s crazy. I can’t...Continue reading »
While the coaches and media snubbed DeVante Parker in regards to first-team honors, the fine folks at ESPN.com didn’t. Here’s a look at the deserving Cardinals that made their All-ACC team. WR DeVante Parker, Louisville: The senior caught 35 passes for 735 yards and five touchdowns, the latter two numbers among the top 10 in the ACC. Oh, did we mention he missed the first seven games? LB Lorenzo Mauldin, Louisville: A step-up in competition for Mauldin and the Cardinals meant even better results, as the hybrid notched...Continue reading »
The ACC went 10-7 against the other Power 5 leagues, including an impressive 4-1 against the SEC. With the Bowl season approaching, UofL’s league has a chance to make a great 2014 season even better. Now is not the time to blow it. Especially after a blockbuster final weekend in which the league went 4-0 against the SEC. Ultimately, the way the ACC performs during bowl season will determine how people perceive the ACC headed into 2015. That is why this postseason in particular is so critical. Because we already saw how a shaky national...Continue reading »