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ESPN.com’s ACC blog has added three other writers to cover the conference and they rolled out a lot of material today including their power rankings and UofL preview.  Here’s a one-stop shop to find everything that’s been posted today. *The Cards checked in at #5 in the initial poll. Louisville Cardinals New coach, new scheme, new QB, new conference. With so much change, it’s tough to gauge how good Louisville will be, but Bobby Petrino knows how to win football games, and the Cards have plenty of talent. Both of...Continue reading »

If you follow college basketball recruiting, you know it can be a cruel game.  A school and coaching staff can devote a lot of time on a specific prospect only to see them pick a different program.  In this game of recruiting, it’s a rather simple deal – you win some and lose some.  Providence had recruited Mitchell for well over a year, with their coaching staff attending most of his games.    It’s happened to Louisville too when UofL came out on the short end of Marquis Teague’s recruitment, losing to UK (and...Continue reading »

Yes it’s football season, but the ACC released its annual basketball prospectus recently and it’s full of interesting stats and facts.  Here’s the condensed version for you in regards to how Louisville stacks up in the new league. *Louisville is now the 11th winningest program of all-time with 1,728 wins (Indiana is 10th with 1,736) *Louisville is just one of eight schools to win at least 20 in each of the past 12 seasons *Trez is 4th in rebounds, 20-point games, and highest returning scoring per game average, 2nd in career...Continue reading »

With the first full week of practice completed, the depth chart will soon be taking shape.  Here’s the latest information and updates heading into week 2…. *A recap of the last open practice of the preseason. The re-installation process began again on Saturday, with Louisville learning the same part of the playbook that the Cards worked on over Tuesday’s workouts. Needless to say this practice went a lot crisper. Will Gardner’s taken full control of the offense, and the receiving weapons have sped up in the past 48...Continue reading »

The excitement in the room for the upcoming season from the players and coaches was palpable from the start.  Change was the theme of the day as that word dominated the discussion from the 2014 Cardinals.  The staff talked about the talent left for them by the Strong regime, but also mentioned how the defense was in a transition.  The major takeaways from Media Day are below: *Coach Petrino continued to show his different – and positive – demeanor with the media as he offered real detail to the questions being asked.  He gave...Continue reading »

The Cards completed their third day of drills and playmakers have started to rise to the occasion. Here’s what has been going on during practice in ‘quick hitter’ style…. *Reggie Bonnafon was moved from the newcomer group to the veterans and took snaps with the 2s. *Gardner was a little bit sharper than he was in the first two practices. *Handicapping the QB race goes like this; Gardner, Bonnafon, Thomas, Nelson. *True freshman Javonte Bagley continues to make a name for himself with his catching ability. *Corvin Lamb...Continue reading »

Donovan Mitchell was this summer’s fastest rising prospect and Coach Pitino and staff noticed it right away.  That paid off Thursday night with a commitment from hottest 2015 prospect, giving the Cards three recruits in the top 40; one a 5-star and two more close to 5-star status.  Having been recruited by Providence and other northeastern schools for over a year, Mitchell was a fringe top 100 recruit heading into the spring AAU circuit.  That all changed in July when he showed out at numerous camps and showcase tournaments nationwide. ...Continue reading »

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner have been raving about former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater ever since the team drafted him in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. Now, according to Sam Newton of Vikings.com, Bridgewater will indeed play with the first team offense when the Vikings play their preseason opener Friday night against the Oakland Raiders. Though Minnesota has designated Veteran Matt Cassel as the starter, getting first team snaps can only help Teddy’s case moving forward...Continue reading »

  Louisville freshman wide receiver Javonte Bagley played only two seasons of organized football in high school. Growing up he was 6-3, 187 pounds and basketball was his first sport. But with his gifted athletic ability Bagley still managed to catch 59 catches for 999 yards and 13 touchdowns in those two seasons. While he’s had his fair share of ups and downs in the first two days of practice, he’s still managing to make a name for himself. Bagley appears to have quite the bright future ahead of him and he has earned high...Continue reading »

  Things have come a long way from the days of old Cardinal Stadium. When I was growing up, my parents used to take us to UofL home games where the populous was far more interested in what was going on outside of the stadium, as opposed to what was going on inside. Poor scheduling, terrible facilities and an inferior overall product caused fans to be disinterested in football and far more concerned with their next brat and cold Budweiser. But I’m 35 now, old Cardinal Stadium is barely clinging to life at the Fairgrounds and Louisville...Continue reading »

We’ve posted numerous articles about the same thing; Teddy performing at a high level and impressing the Vikings brass.  It all began at the rookie mini-camp after he was drafted and is continuing as the Vikings prepare for their first preseason game against the Raiders on Friday. While most thought that Teddy could be eased in to a starting role, Bridgewater will get every chance to win the starting job on day one according to Vikings OC Norv Turner. The Vikings released their first preseason depth chart Tuesday, with Matt Cassel listed...Continue reading »

He drew rave reviews in Long Beach last weekend at the adidas Nations event, and DraftExpress.com caught with to him to discuss his high energy play and his future. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 6.0/10 (8 votes cast)...

The football season is here and the festivities got underway yesterday on the practice fields.  If you didn’t make out there, here’s a recap of what went on during the first day of fall camp. *Reggie Bonnafon was impressive.  He’s gained about 15 pounds and didn’t seem overwhelmed.  You get the sense he’ll get every opportunity to compete to see the field this year. *James Sample and Trumaine Washington made plays and stood out during the morning session.  Sample went on record yesterday saying he plans on...Continue reading »