Found October 22, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
In the two press conferences that he’s had since losing to Central Florida on Friday, Louisville head coach Charlie Strong has been very complementary of George O’Leary’s team. However, although he’s give credit to the Knights for giving his team their first loss, Coach Strong has also maintained that the Cards simply gave the game away. “It’s hard to move on,” Strong told the media on Monday. “Especially, not to take anything away from Central Florida, know they were a good football team, it’s one that we gave away, when you look at it. Me, personally, I thought we were the better team and we let one get away from us.” As you could expect, the Orlando media members got a hold of Strong’s comments on Monday and lobbed them at Coach O’Leary. “Charlie did that? Really?” O’Leary asked the media during his press conference on Monday. “Well, they’re a very talented team. Obviously when you say the best team didn’t win you’ve got to look in the mirror. As far as players and coa

Charlie Strong says Louisville is better than UCF despite loss

There is nothing wrong when a coach feels that his team is better than another team. In fact that should be expected. But, when that is said publicly, no matter the intent of the message, after a loss, it can easily be misconstrued. That is exactly what happened as Charlie Strong addressed the media on Monday, three days after his team’s loss to UCF. “It’s hard to move on,”...

Charlie Strong Doesn’t Think Louisville Ever Had A Chance At The BCS Title Game Because Of Its Schedule

Whatever minuscule chance Louisville ever had at qualifying for the 2014 BCS National Championship Game was all but vanquished when the Cardinals lost to unranked UCF this past Friday, 38-35. But according to Louisville coach Charlie Strong, the team never had a shot in the first place because of its weak schedule. Via The Courier-Journal‘s Steve Jones: Charlie Strong on BCS standings...

Louisville Falls All The Way To No. 18 In The AP Poll

Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals have dropped to No.18 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll after taking their first loss of the season against Central Florida. Louisville fell all the way from No. 8 to No. 18. UCF went from being unranked to No. 21. To make matters worse, Louisville took their first loss at a bad time. With all of the other upsets happening yesterday,...

Strong focused on USF and not the NFL

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong is focused on South Florida and the rest of this season, not the National Football League. Strong responded to a report that had him linked to coaching in the NFL.

Louisville-South Florida Preview

Louisville coach Charlie Strong doesn't believe his team's season is lost after one defeat. The American Athletic Conference championship and the automatic BCS bowl berth that comes with it remain in play for the No. 18 Cardinals (6-1, 2-1) despite last Friday's stunning 38-35 upset loss to Central Florida. But they'll need help from teams above them in the standings...

Sunshine State Connections For The Cardinals

When coach Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals invade Tampa Bay to square off against the South Florida Bulls (2-4,2-0) on Saturday afternoon, there will be several similarities and connections between the two AAC squads.

Louisville Opens As 21-Point Favorite Over USF, But The Line Is Quickly Changing

Orlando Sentinel Coming off of their first loss of the season, Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals will look to bounce back Saturday as they travel to Tampa, FL., to take on the South Florida Bulls. USF is 2-4 on the season. After having a terrible start, the Bulls have been riding some momentum with a 2-0 start in the American Conference. After suffering terrible losses...

Louisville Falls Ten Spots In Both Polls

USA Today Sports Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals have dropped ten spots in both national polls. Earlier today we found out that Louisville fell from 8-to-18 in the AP Poll. The USA Today Coaches Poll was recently released and revealed that Louisville has fallen from 6-to-16. The first BCS rankings of the season will be released later this evening. These will be the rankings...

It’s Time To Move On From The Central Florida Loss

I’m sure there are plenty of you out there that still haven’t gotten over Friday’s loss to Central Florida. It’s hard to argue that wasn’t the toughest home loss in the history of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. At the press conference and player interview areas following the game there wasn’t a sense of anger or disappointment, but just sadness. Charlie Strong and his...

Charlie Strong Responds To NFL Speculation On Sunday morning, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Louisville head coach Charlie Strong would be a top candidate to make the jump from the college level to the pro-ranks at the end of the season. Schefter reported that the NFL’s recently formed advisory panel, which helps to identify potential minority coaching candidates, already is advocating the Louisville’s...

Henry Famurewa Talks Football

Peach state standout defensive end/linebacker Henry Famurewa decided to join head coach Charlie Strong and the rest of the Louisville defensive coaches. The standout from Powder Springs (GA.) McEachern high school talked about his season and his relationship with his future coaches.

Louisville At No. 20 In First BCS Rankings Of The Season

The first BCS rankings were released shortly after 8:30 on Sunday evening. Unfortunately, Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals didn’t receive good news. Louisville ranked No. 20 in the initial rankings.  Oct. 20 BCS Standings BCS RK TEAM AVG PVS 1 Alabama .9841 2 2 Florida State .9348 12 3 Oregon .9320 4 4 Ohio State .8553 NR 5 Missouri...

Cards turn attention towards USF

University of Louisville head coach Charlie Strong, who expressed his disappointment in Friday's loss to UCF by stating that he believes the better team lost the game, must prepare the 18th-ranked Cardinals for a road test at South Florida this weekend.

Being the University of Loyalville Has Its Pros and Its Cons

“UNIVERSITY OF LOSEIVILLE” was sent out in a Tweet from ESPN Sports Business reporter and Twitter troll master Darren Rovell after Friday’s loss to UCF. It’s a message that will forever be linked to that awful night, and something I’ve pondered on over the weekend. Despite being implicated in today’s University of Miami sanctions, Louisville made the decision today to...

Clint Hurtt’s Fate May Be Revealed On Tuesday

ESPN According to multiple reports from the national media, Tuesday will be a day of reckoning for the University of Miami. Two-and-a-half years after the NCAA officially opened the case; the Hurricane’s will finally learn their fate. The NCAA is expected to publicly release its infractions report Tuesday in Miami’s longstanding case involving booster Nevin Shapiro. The media...
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