Louisville signed one the most impressive football recruiting classes in program history last week, and perhaps no member of the staff had a more significant impact on the results than defensive line coach LD Scott. Out of Louisville’s twenty-four signees, no state is more represented than Alabama, Scott’s home state. Five members of the 2015 recruiting class hail from the Heart of Dixie, and Scott was the lead recruiter on all of them. Whereas head coach Bobby Petrino made it a priority in his first stint at Louisville...Continue reading »
Louisville (19-4, 7-3) remained ranked 9th in the latest AP Poll and despite their loss at Virginia, their computer numbers are still strong. Currently, UofL is 13th in the RPI with a SOS of 30. Against the Top 50, they are 3-4 and have yet to absorb a bad loss. *Louisville is a 3 seed in CBS’ Bracketology *UofL is a 3 seed in ESPN’s Bracketology as well *The ACC is projected to get 6 teams in the ‘Big Dance’ (and somehow, so is the SEC) VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...
The Cards lose a lot on both sides of the ball, but that didn’t deter ESPN.com from naming Louisville one of the 25 best teams in their way-too-early poll. UofL was one of four ACC teams in the poll; Clemson was 10th, FSU was 15th, and Georgia Tech 19th. 25. Louisville Cardinals 2014 record: 9-4, 5-3 ACC Returning starters: 4 offense, 4 defense, 1 special teams Key personnel losses: WR DeVante Parker, WR Eli Rogers, OT Jamon Brown, TE Gerald Christian, RB Michael Dyer, LB Lorenzo Mauldin, FS Gerod Holliman, CB Charles Gaines, CB Terell...Continue reading »
Over the past two games, Louisville’s centers and bench players have scored a total of 0 points. Louisville’s “Big 4” of Chris Jones, Terry Rozier, Wayne Blackshear, and Montrezl Harrell has carried the load for the Cards, but the rest of the team has been rendered ineffective. While the four aforementioned players have what it takes to right the path following a 52-47 loss at Virginia, they will all (in all likelihood) be gone following the season. What then will Louisville do? Rick Pitino appeared to take offense...Continue reading »
UofL had a successful season despite losing to Georgia in the Belk Bowl, and one of the obvious reasons the Cards finished the year ranked 24th was the great job both Strong and Petrino did in recruiting and developing the talent in the roster. In this year’s Combine, only Florida State will have more (12) players than Louisville (and Alabama’s) 11. The former Cards who will be showing their skills in Indianapolis are: *Jamon Brown *Dominique Brown *Gerald Christian *B.J. Dubose *Michael Dyer *Charles Gaines *Gerod Holliman *Lorenzo...Continue reading »
*Louisville dug itself a deep first half hole, scoring just 13 points on 4-21 shooting. *In the second half, the Cards’ offense was much better against UVA’s powerful defense, shooting 13-25 from the field and scoring 34 points. *Once again, UofL’s “core 4” were the only ones who scored. Terry led the way with 16, Trez had 12, Chris 11, and Wayne had 8. *The center spot did a lot of nothing – which is a theme against the elite opponents the Cards have played this season. The three big men combined for 8...Continue reading »
CBS Sports followed Louisville’s Strength and Conditioning Coach during a recent game in all of his glory. Non-stop cheering, shouting, and energy. These video clips are sure to get you ready for today’s Louisville-UVa clash. Ray Ganong is in his 30th season as a strength and conditioning coach at the University of Louisville. The 60-year-old Ganong has a pretty strong resume, as he was on the staff at the University of Miami when they won a baseball title in 1982 and a football title in 1983. He has worked with some legendary...Continue reading »
Since Syracuse is out for post-season play, the ACC revised its tournament bracket, designing it now for 14 teams. The action will start on Tuesday, March 10th and run through Saturday, March 14th. Like the Big East, the championship game will be played on Saturday night in prime time at 8:30. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...
UofL was won more games over the last four seasons than anyone else on college basketball. That impressive has been thrown around numerous times and Louisville fans will never get tired of hearing it. The Cards’ win total now stands at 115 ( 30 in ’12, 35 in ’13, 31 in ’14, and 19 currently) so the question now becomes, can UofL get to the 30-win mark again this year? It’s certainly within reach, when you look at the final nine games of the season. At home, Louisville has to play Pittsburgh, NC...Continue reading »
National signing day 2015 has come and gone, and here is what we learned: college football recruiting can be ugly, dirty, and unfair, because when it is all said and done, it is a business, and coaches everywhere are forced to make difficult decisions in order to keep their class size within the NCAA guidelines. However, when that coach’s name is Bobby Petrino, it is especially horrid and cruel, and the man should be tarred, feathered, and dragged through the streets in shame. At least that is what some in the national media...Continue reading »
On last night’s show, a caller brought up a signee who didn’t bring a lot of drama with him on NSD, Amonte Caban. What he does bring though, is tenacity on the field. The 6’2, 210 lb. 4-star prospect from Alabama amassed 140 tackles during his senior year and figures to compete for playing time right away. An article from last May made the argument that he was the best LB in Alabama. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker is a big, quick vicious hitter. Caban is the type of player that delivers a bruise every time...Continue reading »
Arguably, the crown jewel of Louisville’s 2015 recruiting haul is 4-star QB Lamar Jackson. The Boynton Beach product figures to be in the mix for the starting job once fall camp begins in August. UofL held off a strong push from Florida and a late pitch from Mississippi State to secure his signature yesterday. The C-J’s Steve Jones broke down where he fits in and his chances to start for the Cards at some point next season. Three of them — Will Gardner, Reggie Bonnafon and Kyle Bolin — each started at least...Continue reading »
Here are the recruits who have officially signed their Letter of Intent and are now Louisville Cardinals. This will be updated throughout the day. OLB Tim Bonner was selected All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association @CoachPetrinoUL pic.twitter.com/FwrhAsdUcc — LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) February 4, 2015 WR Jaylen Smith is a tall, talented wide receiver who gives the Cards another athlete on the outside @CoachPetrinoUL pic.twitter.com/IMgva7Rlmf — LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) February 4, 2015 WR...Continue reading »