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Photo – AP The name Kragthorpe hasn’t been used on this site or on the air very much by us since it doesn’t necessarily evoke positive emotions.  That said, Arkansas head Coach Bret Bielema went all Kragthorpe-ish when he placed some blame on Petrino after he thought there wasn’t as much talent on the roster.  After struggling in his first season, he said the following: “I really thought, coming in, because of the guy that I was replacing, I thought we would have a plethora of quarterbacks, wide receivers and...Continue reading »

Photo – USATI In a couple of weeks, bookstores everywhere will be stocked with college football preview publications.  Until then, several websites have released their preseason polls.  The latest is 247Sports, where they have the Cards ranked #22.  Three of Louisville’s opponents are ranked as well; Florida State is #1, Notre Dame #16, and Clemson is #17 while  UofL’s opening week opponent – Miami  – is in the “20 More to Watch” category.  Additionally, 247Sports has the Cards-Seminoles clash...Continue reading »

(Frank Franklin / Associated Press) Bad pro day, small hands, potential heart issues and a less than gregarious personality. Former Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater saw his stock plummet in a multitude of ways in the weeks leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft. Yet, one team, the Minnesota Vikings, still viewed him as a can’t-miss prospect and deemed him worthy of a first round pick. But until now, there hasn’t been a whole lot of insight as to exactly why they were the lone team willing to hedge their bets and center their franchise...Continue reading »

Photo – USATI While at the ACC spring meetings, Coach Petrino showed he’s a person who is continuing to change for the better.  CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd caught up with him and got the vibe that he’s a different man.  Sure his demeanor is still razor sharp – even intimidating – on the field, but off it, he’s softening up just a little. It’s been eight years since they were together, eight years since Petrino put Louisville on the map. Eight years since that Orange Bowl win. Eight years since...Continue reading »

Photo – @McMurphyESPN *Pictured above is the ACC’s new logo that will officially be unveiled after Memorial Day.  The league might want to scratch that date now that it’s out. The ACC continues to make news during their meetings this week as they announced that the men’s basketball tournament will be held on a Tuesday-Saturday format.  It is basically following the same time line as the Big East used; the league held its semifinals on Friday night in prime time (7:00 and 9:30) and the championship at 8:30 on Saturday...Continue reading »

The ACC wasted little time in making news at their spring meetings when they announced that the league will remain at 8 league games.  Commissioner John Swofford added that everyone will keep their annual crossover opponent as well (that is Virginia for the Cards).  Like the SEC, the ACC mandated that each school must play a power-5 conference team or Notre Dame each season.  Once every three years, per the Irish’s scheduling agreement with the ACC, UofL will exceed that mandate since they will play Notre Dame in addition to UK from...Continue reading »

After selecting Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings added depth at the quarterback position. The Vikings already had two quarterbacks before picking Bridgewater but, again, they needed help at the position. Christian Ponder, whom the Vikings selected three years ago, may have taken his final snaps in Minnesota and will most likely be a free agent after the 2015 season. The other quarterback on the roster, Matt Cassel, played better than Ponder down the stretch last season. Today, cbssports.com...Continue reading »

As the ACC spring meetings get underway today in Florida, there area several items on the league’s agenda.  One being  the decision on whether to stay at eight conference games or increase to 9.  With Notre Dame cycling through the league playing every ACC team in three-year spans, the need for nine games isn’t as great. Maintaining an eight-game scheduling model for ACC football has significant support entering a vote of league athletic directors this week in Amelia Island, Fla., several sources told CBSSports.com. “Momentum...Continue reading »

(Andy Lyons – Getty Images) I know this story is technically a few days old at this point, but some new details have come to light and Russ, Russ Sr and even an employee rep for FedEx have now spoken publicly about the situation. If you’re new to this whole thing, essentially, on Thursday night Smith had his National Championship jersey framed and was sending it home to his father as a gift. When it arrived in New York, the frame was reportedly cracked, at which time the family followed protocol and returned the damaged item back...Continue reading »

Photo – @ULFlyingCard Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there…. *Even though UofL didn’t have anyone taken on the third day of the NFL Draft, it was still a highly successful one.  The UofL coaching staff is already using it out on the recruiting trail. Garrick McGee left Louisiana on Friday morning for Parts Unknown. The University of Louisville’s assistant head football coach was unwilling to disclose his exact whereabouts over the telephone for fear some rival recruiter might find some advantage in that...Continue reading »

On this edition of LSL, Mike Hughes of insidetheville.com gives us the latest on UofL hoops and football recruiting.  Predictions on where Louisville’s NFL Draft entrants will end up are discussed as well. With Mike: -The latest on who the staff is targeting at the PG spot -Who the staff is zeroing in on for the frontcourt; the status of Trinity’s Raymond Spalding -Who UofL fans need to keep an eye on for possible commitments this summer -Why fans shouldn’t worry about football recruiting right now -When football commitments...Continue reading »

Photo – bullalobills.com At the conclusion of the third round of last night’s NFL Draft, only LSU and Notre Dame had more picks than any other school (5).  Louisville, along with Florida St., LSU, and Ohio State have 4 draft picks, the second most of any school.  UofL LB Preston Brown was selected 73rd overall by the Bills. Brown led the Louisville Cardinals in tackles as a junior (109) and senior (98). In his senior year, he posted 4.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for a loss, along with returning a fumble 48 yards for a touchdown...Continue reading »

(Photo – Adam Glanzman) Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino appeared on the Terry Meiners Show on WHAS-84 yesterday afternoon to give an overall update on his team. Among the topics discussed: – Mangok Mathiang’s arrest – The extremely difficult 2014 schedule – Wayne Blackshear stepping up – The frontcourt heading into the summer – Likely starting lineup – The freshmen class – Thoughts on new assistant Kenny Johnson – The return of David Padgett – Outstanding Team GPA VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please...Continue reading »