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Our friend Andrea Adelson of ESPN.com penned an up close and personal piece on how Petrino mended fences with AD Tom Jurich in a phone call back in 2012 after news of the motorcycle scandal broke.  It gives really good insight as to why Jurich made the decision to hire him again.  Time will tell if he’s truly a changed man, but so far he’s doing all the right things. Without that phone call, Jurich says he would have never rehired Petrino when Charlie Strong left for Texas after the past season. Without that phone call, there...Continue reading »

We recently caught up with Eli Rogers to find out how he’s been preparing for the 2014 campaign.  It’s safe to say that he’s excited to play in Petrino’s offense. LSL: How excited were you when you found out that Coach Petrino was coming here and that you’d be playing in his offense? ER: Very excited.  Knowing some of the older guys that played here under him like Harry Douglas, I’ve been able to talk to him to get some knowledge about it.  He’s going to put us in a place to succeed.  It’s...Continue reading »

The AP Poll was released and it had Louisville 6th in the “also receiving votes” category – with a total of 48 – good for 31st overall.  Fellow ACC members Florida State (#1), Clemson (#16), and North Carolina (#23) all had a spot in the preseason poll.  UofL first-time opponent Notre Dame checked in at #17.  Other conference mates Duke (71 votes), Virginia Tech (26), and Miami (16) joined the Cards in others category.  Obviously, Louisville needs to win to enter into the Top 25, but assuming they do to start off...Continue reading »

Last week, the Louisville Legend was just average in his NFL exhibition debut, going 6-13 for 49 yards against the Raiders.  Last night, got back to looking like he did here for three years when he engineered a comeback in the 4th quarter to help the Vikings beat the Cardinals, 30-28.  Bridgewater went 16-20 for 177 yards and 2 TDs, including an 83-yards game-winning drive in 1:11.  His second touchdown pass came with just 18 seconds left in the game.  Vikings’ Matt Cassel seems to have the starting job locked up due to his superb...Continue reading »

It’s getting closer….until then, here are some links to keep you content, for now. *Our friend Mark Blankenbaker wrote this piece on former Card Amobi Okoye and his battle with a rare disease.  Thankfully, he’s on the road to recovery. He frightened his nurses.  Aggressive behavior followed by seizures rampaged through Okoye’s body, at one point medical staff came into Amobi’s hospital room to find him standing on his bed and he couldn’t tell them why.  This wasn’t Amobi Okoye, this was a reaction to an extremely...Continue reading »

  *Here’s a condensed version of what transpired today at PJCS according to tweets from Mark Blankenbaker, Nick Burch, Mark Ennis, Mike Hughes, and Keith Wynne. *Based on quarterback play today, Reggie Bonnafon locked up the backup spot behind Gardner.  He placed a beautifully thrown ball 65 yards to Matt Milton in stride. The third string spot will likely go to Brett Nelson who finished off a 10-play, 65-yard drive with a TD pass to Cornelius Sturghill.  Gardner was solid in the first half (ones vs. ones) going 14-19 for 117...Continue reading »

It won’t come to a surprise  to anyone in Louisville that Montrezl Harrell is among the nation’s best juniors.  After all, he’s one of the best players in the country regardless of class.  Nevertheless,  Athlon Sports selected him as one of the nine on their All-Junior team. No team received better news at the NBA early entry deadline than Louisville when Montrezl Harrell elected to return to school. The junior big man keeps the Cardinals in the Final Four hunt after he averaged 15.5 points and 8.3 rebounds in American...Continue reading »

It’s wasn’t exactly a secret what the UofL football team plans to wear in their Labor Day tilt against Miami on September 1st, but now you know exactly what the Cards will look like in their ACC opener.  The atmosphere should be the best it’s ever been at PJCS as the nation’s college football fans will be watching the Cards and Canes in front of a sold-out stadium. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 9.4/10 (7 votes cast)...

  The Louisville football program has some serious recruiting momentum this summer heading into their inaugural season in the ACC as Coach Petrino and staff received two commitments within hours of one another.  The first commit of the evening was 3-star TE/DE G.G. Robinson, a 6’4 260 lb. kid from Lilburn, GA.  He picked Louisville over Virginia and held offers from Kansas State, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Syracuse among others.  He’s primarily a TE in high school, but projects to be on the D-Line...Continue reading »

On this edition of LSL, the guys welcome on former Card and current Philadelphia Eagle Marcus Smith to discuss his transition into the NFL and his time at UofL.  Insidetheville.com’s Mike Hughes also stops by to talk a little hoops recruiting and Louisville football. With Marcus: (NOTE: We got disconnected from Marcus at the start of the interview, but we got him back quickly) -What his transition to the NFL has been like -How the Eagles plan to use him this season -Who the players are in Philly that have helped him adapt to the pro...Continue reading »

  After a ridiculously promising true freshman season in which he appeared in 10 games and started five, Linebacker Keith Brown registered 57 tackles (5th most on the team, despite missing three outings) and three forced fumbles. He had emerged as a weapon with unlimited potential and was destined to be the core of the Louisville defense for the next several years. But Brown’s momentum was slowed to a screeching halt on October 5th of 2013 when he tore his ACL in a win at Temple. He had just returned from a partially torn ligament...Continue reading »

Quick programming note: Louisville Sports Live is back on the air tonight at 7:00 on ESPN 680 am or 105.7 fm. If you’re on the go, you can also stream the show via the ESPN or Tune-In apps or through your computer / laptop at www.espnlouisville.com. The guys will be breaking down the hoops program’s massive 2015 recruiting class and talk all things football as the Cards prepare for their season opener with Miami. Former Louisville great and 1st round draft pick Marcus Smith will join the program to give us an update on life as...Continue reading »

Bobby Petrino has watched some leaders emerge this fall and he’s ready to name some captains that he believes will help usher in a new era as the program gets set to embark on their inaugural campaign in the ACC. In fact, the team released its choices for the 2014 season earlier today and five different players were given the prestigious honor. On the offensive side, QB Will Gardner and OL Jake Smith are represented and LB Lorenzo Mauldin, CB Charles Gaines and DE Sheldon Rankins make up the defensive reps. Props to all five guys for...Continue reading »