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It’s that time of the year again, folks. Charlie Strong and staff are working the phones and traveling across the region to build another solid class for the University of Louisville.
Louisville hosted two official visitors over the weekend and as of Monday afternoon they have one official visitor scheduled for this weekend. Mike Dyer of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that 3-star offensive tackle Kyle Meadows will take an official visit to Louisville over the weekend.
Meadows has had an offer from Louisville for quite some time, but the feelings weren’t mutual until recently. I can only assume that Louisville’s move to the ACC and Charlie Strong’s long term commitment to the program had something to do with that.
Oklahoma has been considered to be the favorite for Meadows since last month, but Louisville is definitely in the mix now. He also has offers from Florida State, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, and Pittsburgh.
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Charlie Strong said at last week’s press conference that he and his staff have to be selective about who they add in the 2013 class, but bigger defensive backs is something they’ll target. “Nothing wrong with the little guys, but as we’ve seen, that ball can be thrown over top of them,” Strong said.
Coach Strong appears to be doing just that as Louisville hosted a safety...
Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal is reporting that Louisville native and recruit James Quick will take an official visit to Louisville this weekend. Quick has been one of the top targets for Louisville program since Charlie Strong was hired in 2010.
Louisville, Ohio State and Oregon have been the top three schools on his list in that order for the past few months. Quick has been...
Jody Demling of CardinalAuthority.com has confirmed that defensive tackle Kyle Shortridge has given Charlie Strong a verbal commitment. He took an official visit to Louisville over the weekend.
Shortridge, a 6-foot-2 275-pound prospect had previously been committed to Purdue, but decided to reopen his recruitment at the end of November when Purdue fired head coach Danny Hope. Shortridge...
Louisville's Sugar Bowl appearance, the school's move to the ACC and Charlie Strong's decision to remain at U of L has pushed previous recruiting hurdles away. Cardinal Authority spoke with U of L recruiting coordinator Clint Hurtt and has the latest.
Louisville redshirt freshman quarterback Will Gardner had been sidelined for over a year with a knee injury, but recently returned to the practice field for the Cards.
The Douglas, Ga., native committed to Louisville in July of 2011, choosing Louisville over Alabama and Mississippi State. He was only rated as a 3-star prospect, but when fans see a kid chose Louisville over Alabama...
He’s got the look and the bulk that make running backs change direction.
Now that Charlie Strong has taken care of some pressing priorities, he and Clint Hurtt have gotten back to recruiting future University of Louisville football greats.
Kyle Shortridge, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound defensive tackle from Loxahatchee, Fla., apparently impressed with the coaching staff, the facilities...
Kyle Shortridge, a defensive tackle and former Purdue University commitment from the state of Florida, became the eighth University of Louisville commitment in the Class of 2013. Shortridge made a visit to U of L over the weekend and called U of L coach Charlie Strong on Monday afternoon to confirm the commitment.
There was a lot of confusion last night regarding Louisville recruit Richard Benjamin. The Tampa native had an in home visit with a Louisville assistant coach. last night. Following the visit, he went to Twitter saying he had verbally committed to Louisville.
Jayson Roberts, Benjamin’s coach at Tampa Bay Technical High School spoke last night with TampaBayOnline.com also saying...
Louisville coach Rick Pitino was in fine spirits after his Cardinals dismantled the University of Missouri-Kansas City 99-47 on Saturday.
He was in such a good mood, in fact, that he didn’t get irritated when a reporter’s phone went off during his postgame press conference. Instead, he stopped talking about the virtues of humility and took the call himself.
Pitino had a nice...
Comparing any current college player to former Connecticut guard Kemba Walker may seem a little ridiculous, right? Considering how special Walker was to his team and all of the accomplishments he achieved in his final season, you’d think a player like him would only come around once in a decade.
Surprisingly, it may not be as ridiculous as some would expect. Or shall I say Russdiculous...
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was in a playful mood after a 52 point victory over Missouri-Kansas City on Saturday. At his postgame press conference, Pitino took it upon himself to answer the cell phone of local radio hot Bob Domine. Pitino joked with the mystery caller about meeting up for a drink at a place called Jeff Ruby's.
Although if I were Rick Pitino I'...
I’m sure most of you have heard about it by now, but if you haven’t, Rick Pitino answered and unexpected cell phone call during his post-game press conference. Howlie Lindsey of CardinalSports.com caught it on video.
With everything good that has happened with the University of Louisville athletics in the past two weeks, something is missing.
U of L received and accepted an invitation to the Atlantic Coast Conference, a milestone in the school’s history, rescuing fans from the faltering Big East, opening up vast new opportunities in athletics and academia.
With a hobbled Teddy Bridgewater...
Louisville wide receivers coach Ron Dugans is being mentioned as a potential candidate for the same position at the University of Tennessee. Former Cincinnati coach accepted the job at Tennessee last week and is currently assembling his staff.
Tee Martin, the wide receivers coach at USC interviewed for the job earlier this week, but ultimately decided to stay put in Southern California...
He may not have been their first option or even among their Top 5, but the University of Tennessee made the right choice when they hired Cincinnati Bearcats coach Butch Jones as the 23rd head coach in the history of Tennessee football.
When Derek Dooley was fired on November 18th, immediate speculation surrounded Monday Night Football host Jon Gruden as the favorite replacement....