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I’m honestly at a loss for words. I thought the Cards had a chance, but what we saw tonight isn’t at all what I expected to see. Louisville was clearly the best team on the field and it really wasn’t close. Charlie Strong’s team was prepared and executed the game plan flawlessly.
It should go without saying, but this was easily the biggest win in Louisville football history. While most gave the Cards little to no chance at all, Coach Strong used that as pure motivation and fortunately it worked.
Louisville defeated No. 3 ranked Florida by a score of 33-23, but if you watched the game entirely, you know it wasn’t as close as the score indicates.
There really isn’t much else to say at this point. That moment Charlie Strong and Tom Jurich shared at the end of the game was one of the best things I’ve seen as a Louisville fan.
Charlie Strong with excitement during his postgame interview shouting “this game ball goes to those fans up there,” should let you all know that he appreciates the...
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Charlie Strong opened up his final press conference before the Sugar Bowl by thanking all of the folks involved with the event for their hospitality. Strong says he and his team are very grateful to be participating.
Strong says this game is the first game to prepare for next season. He called it a measuring stick for his program.
During the long layoff, going five weeks without...
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I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that this Police Officer and Charlie Strong know each other from Strong’s time in Florida, because that was an emphatic hand slap. If you watch closely at the end of the video, you can tell that between the handslap and the smile, this state police officer wanted Louisville to pull off the upset.Video via: Sports Pickle
NEW ORLEANS - University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong met with the media on Tuesday morning at the Marriott RiverWalk in New Orleans. Strong will guide the Cardinals into the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Wednesday in the Superdome.
For football players and coaches, motivation comes in many forms. For Louisville’s Charlie Strong,...
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What Louisville fans saw on January 2, 2013 was almost unbelievable.No one doubted the resolve of Charlie Strong and his young team, but no one can honestly say that what we saw was an expected outcome. However, one thing is for certain – the city of Louisville and Cardinal fans nationwide are on the train and are beaming with pride. That train is chugging along while awaiting...
No, this is NOT the biggest upset in BCS history as ESPN billed it. But it sure the heck surprised an awful lot of people.
The University of Louisville and coach Charlie Strong surprised the sleepwalking Florida Gators 33-23 in Wednesday nights Sugar Bowl. We also should note, Strong was a former Florida assistant.
When the Cardinals Terell Floyd returned an interception on...
The almighty SEC was dealt a humbling blow in the Sugar Bowl as unfancied Big East champ Louisville dominated Florida from start to finish, winning 33-23. Louisville wasn't given much of a chance before the game and were placed as 14 point underdogs, making it the biggest upset in BCS history. (Yes, even bigger than Boise State!)
The Cardinals certainly played the disrespect...
The Florida Gators got more than they could handle Tuesday night when the Louisville Cardinals brought it to them on both sides of the ball. Former Florida defensive coordinator Charlie Strong saw his Louisville team win decisively against a team that kept hurting themselves as well. Here is a pictorial of the game.
Tim Tebow is spotted on a different sideline and this time it doesn’t belong to the New York Jets. With his NFL season over, it appears Tebow has enough time to travel to the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Tebow is on the sidelines to watch his former Gators take on former Gator coach and current head coach Charlie … Continue reading »
Less than 24 hours after pulling off the biggest upset in BCS bowl game history, Charlie Strong was a guest on the Jim Rome Show. Strong discussed how much Louisville’s win means to the program and how he used the negativity from ESPN as motivation for his team.
This is the second time Coach Strong has been a guest on this show. I’m not sure what type of relationship Charlie...
Louisville's success this season shocked everybody except the No. 22 Cardinals.
That won't be the case next year, not after Louisville upset No. 4 Florida in the Sugar Bowl Wednesday night. Expectations will be high heading into next season.
That's fine with the Cardinals, whose 33-23 victory over the heavily favored Gators brought a huge measure of vindication in a...
Allstate Sugar Bowl
Louisville Cardinals 10-2 vs Florida Gators 11-1
Overall record: 10 – 2
Conference record: 5 – 2
Finished 1st in the Big East thanks to an 34-31 overtime win over Cincinnati.
Overall record: 11 – 1
Conference record: 7 – 1
Finished 2nd in the SEC East after losing to Georgia in the Cocktail Party.
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After being on hiatus for a couple weeks, the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast is back, and ready to jump into some heavy Sugar Bowl discussion with one of my favorite guests. That man is Louisville radio host, editor of the website BigEastCoastBias.com and good personal friend, Mark Ennis.
Mark and I chatted about a number...
Ah, the familiar feel of the Sugar Bowl. Wednesday night will mark the Florida Gators ninth appearance in the New Orleans-based bowl game. Their record in it is far from spectacular, but it doesn’t make another appearance any less sweet.
During the 1990s and the rise of now legendary head coach Steve Spurrier, the Gators and the Sugar Bowl practically went hand-in-hand. From 1992...
It’s a funny thing about bowl season: Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you realize you’ve actually seen nothing at all. College football fans were given a refresher in exactly that on Wednesday night, in Louisville’s shocking 33-24 Sugar Bowl win over Florida.
The sad thing for Florida fans is that this game wasn’t nearly as close as the final score might indicate...