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The Cardinal Connect:
For the first time in recent years, the Louisville Football program has a legitimate Heisman trophy candidate. After his sensational sophomore season, which included a stellar performance in the Sugar Bowl, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is one of the front-runners for 2013 Heisman Trophy.
Bridgewater has always made it clear that he cares much more about the team’s success than personal accolades. Therefore it shouldn’t be considered as much of a surprise to hear that he’s shying away from the Heisman hype.
“We’re going to let Teddy go and play,” Charlie Strong told the media at a press conference last week. “Teddy doesn’t want to let people down and he doesn’t want all of the attention. He wants to win first and foremost.”
You’ve got to appreciate a guy who tells his coaches that he doesn’t want all the attention around him, but more around the team as a whole. However, rather he likes it or not, Mr. Bridgewater will be one of few names mentioned for the 2013 Heisman Trophy.
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Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program picked up their fourth commitment from the 2014 class on Saturday at the annual spring game.
Micky Crum, a 6-foot-4 246-pound tight end from Columbus, OH., made the decision about an hour before the spring game started.
This was Crum’s second unofficial visit to Louisville. He also visited last season for Louisville’s game against...
Charlie Strong has picked up his third commitment in the last five days.
Detric Dukes, a 6-foot-2 200-pound linebacker from Tucker, GA., verbally committed to Louisville on Monday afternoon. He is one of the many class of 2014 prospects that took unofficial visits to Louisville over the weekend.
Dukes chose Louisville over Vanderbilt and Auburn, but also had scholarship offers from...
The ESPN College Gameday Bus has arrived on campus at the University of Louisville. The official Louisville Football Twitter account Tweeted out this picture just a little before 11 PM on Sunday evening.
The stop in Louisville is part of ESPN’s College Football Spring Bus Tour. ESPN stopped last in week at Alabama, LSU and Texas A&M. After leaving Louisville, they’ll travel...
The verbal commitments continue to roll in for Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program.
Marques Gayot, a 6-foot-1 205-pound safety from Lake Worth, FL., is the second recruit that has given Louisville a verbal commitment today.
Gayot is rated as a 3-star prospect and has scholarship offers from California, South Florida and Florida Atlantic.
Louisville assistant coach...
Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program concluded the spring session in front of a school record 33,000 fans on Saturday afternoon at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
The first string offense went against the second string defense and the second string offense went against the first team defense. As you can expect, the first team was a little too much for the second string...
For the fourth time in six days, the Louisville football program has picked up commitment from the 2014 class.
Kavaris Harkless, a 6-foot-5 275-pound offensive lineman from Jacksonville, FL., verbally committed to Charlie Strong earlier this morning.
Harkless is rated as a 3-star prospect and has scholarship offers from Duke, Central Florida, Iowa State, Minnesota and Maryland. Vanderbilt...
Louisville coach Rick Pitino made a promise to his team during the regular season that if the Cardinals won the NCAA title, he’d get himself a tattoo. Since Pitino is a man of his word, he’s holding up his end of the deal.
Pitino told CBS, “It will be a cardinal and it will say 2013 champions.” As WDRB sports writer Eric Crawford just tweeted out, it will be this cardinal...
OL Kavaris Harkless
Charlie Strong is having to beat away the recruits with a stick.
Not really, but he has a lot of guys wanting to hop on the train right now. After adding two commitments over the weekend, Strong has landed two more commits today. The first came from offensive lineman Kavaris Harkless. The 6-5, 275-lb Harkless is from Jacksonville, Florida and a three-star recruit...
The Louisville Cardinals are showing their support for the Boston Marathon victims and our great country by wearing these uniforms on Tuesday night against hated-rival Kentucky.
ESPN’s College Gameday bus stopped in Louisville today and met with Charlie Strong. Here’s the video.
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong has landed a second commitment out of the group of visitors at the Spring Game. Tucker, Ga., linebacker Detric Dukes gave Strong a commitment on Monday.
(photo courtesy USAToday Sports)
Scheduling in the world of the current BCS system is a bit of a catch 22, if you aren't in one of the big four conferences, and perhaps no other team heading into 2013 better represents that catch 22 than the Louisville Cardinals. On Monday night ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported that Louisville, coming off of an Allstate Sugar Bowl victory...
Just fifteen days after suffering a gruesome compound fracture to his right leg, Louisville guard Kevin Ware has already started his rehabilitation process. Ware shared this photo on his Instragram account earlier this afternoon.
Every injury is unique in its own way, but the folks at Louisville are very optimistic about Ware’s recovery time. Some say he could be back on the court...
With all of the teams coming and going in the Big East, the conference is clearly one in transition for 2013.
Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater is...
Fresh off a national championship run, Rick Pitino can now look forward to the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Pitino is co-owner of three-year-old thoroughbred Goldencents, who earned a victory in the Santa Anita Derby in California by one-and-a-quarter lengths a couple of weeks ago.
Pitino has been in the horse racing business for over a decade, but this will be the first time he’s had...