Found August 17, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
The 2013 preseason associated press college football poll was released on Saturday morning. The Louisville Cardinals came in at No. 9. Louisville was also ranked No. 9 in the preseason Coaches Poll that was released a couple of weeks ago. The only team to on Louisville’s schedule that received any AP votes was the Cincinnati Bearcats who picked up just three votes, which puts them tied or 39th in the poll. RANK TEAM POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES 1  Alabama 1498 58 2  Ohio St. 1365 1 3  Oregon 1335 0 4  Stanford 1294 0 5  Georgia 1249 1 6  South Carolina 1154 0 7  Texas A&M 1104 0 8  Clemson 1083 0 9  Louisville 1042 0 10  Florida 894 0 11  Florida St. 845 0 12  LSU 802 0 13  Oklahoma St. 755 0 14  Notre Dame 748 0 15  Texas 677 0 16  Oklahoma 579 0 17  Michigan 531 0 18  Nebraska 382 0 19  Boise St. 328 0 20  TCU 323 ...

2013 Louisville Cardinals Football Season Preview

Key Players: Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Wide Receiver DeVante Parker, Wide Receiver Damian Copeland, Linebacker Preston Brown, Safety Hakeem Smith Key Losses: Tight End Nate Nord, Left Tackle Alex Kupper, Center Mario Benavides, Linebacker Daniel Brown, Cornerback Adrian Bushell Breakout Players:  Running Back Michael Dyer, Tight End Gerald Christian, Left Tackle Abraham Garcia...

Offseason Update: Doug Gottlier Is Still A D-Bag

We’re now just two weeks away until the Louisville Cardinals kick off the 2013 football season. With the AP Poll being released on Saturday, we’re officially in waiting mode. Louisville is ranked No. 9 in both polls which is their highest preseason ranking in school history. I like to think most Cardinal fans are realists and are aware that there are plenty of people out there...

Louisville faces challenge of high expectations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Three years ago only seems longer than it was for Louisville football. The Charlie Strong era began with a thud; a 23-16 loss to rival Kentucky at home in the first game at renovated Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium was not how the Cardinals faithful envisioned things going. Single games can be defining moments, however. For Strong and his fledgling program, it was just...

Shawn Watson Received A Healthy Raise In The Offseason

University of Louisville offensive coordinator Shawn Watson has played a huge role in quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s epic transformation over the past two years. Watson and Bridgewater have formed a special bond that has been well documented. Louisville fans aren’t the only ones who noticed Shawn Watson’s success as the offensive coordinator after being given the job once...

Freshman Richard Benjamin Moving From Cornerback To Wide Receiver

Richard Benjamin, a 6-foot, 200-pound, freshman was one of the five true freshman featured in our article about the five true freshman who could receive make an immediate impact. The Tampa, FL., native played mostly wide receiver in high school, but was recruited by most schools as a defensive back, which is what he’s been playing in fall camp. At least until today. Benjamin Tweeted...

Coach Strong Pleased With The Cards First Scrimmage

Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals conducted their first official scrimmage of the fall camp on Saturday morning. Although there is still room for improvement, Charlie Strong seemed very pleased with his team today. “We had a really good day today,” head coach Charlie Strong said after the scrimmage. “Just offensively, Teddy did a good job of throwing the football...

Another Big Man Schedules An Official Visit To Louisville

Rick Pitino’s top target, Trey Lyles, won’t be the only big man taking an official visit to Louisville at the end of the month. Chinanu Onuaku, a 6-foot-9 center from Upper Marlboro, MD., received a scholarship offer from Coach Pitino last week. On Wednesday afternoon he scheduled an official visit to Louisville. Onuaku will be on campus August, 31. At this point, Lyles and Onuaku...

Fan Day mostly business for Louisville football

While the turnout was probably better than the average, Fan Day definitely loses some of the personal touch when youngsters aren’t able to seek autographs or come face to face with their favorite University of Louisville football players. Strictly a business session, with few of the extras normally present at Fan Day. Only one bouncy attraction that wasn’t attracting many kids...

Fan Day/Open Practice Recap

Thousands of fans gathered at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Sunday for the program’s annual fan day. Instead of the usual autograph signing, this year there was an open practice. Sunday’s practice was similar to the two open practices a couple of weeks ago, however this time it was at the actual stadium instead of the practice field. The players weren’t tackling and didn’t...

Three Keys To The American Conference

With Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals looking to make a splash on the national scene and crash the BCS party once again, we haven’t spent a whole lot of time talking about or previewing the American Conference. A lot of this probably has to do with the fact that the Cards will only be in this league for one year and its frankly not a conference that is worth talking...

Position series feature: George Durant

Cardinal Authority's position series on linebackers continues with a player feature on senior linebacker George Durant and his ability to fill multiple roles for the Cardinals defense
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