Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 9/5/12
Before last Sunday’s game, Damian Copeland’s trademark was the streak of golden hair extending from near the front of his forehead to the back of his neck, the junior resembling a would-be rock star more than a football player.Despite his striking appearance, Copeland was largely ignored by writers and broadcasters attending the pre-season Media Day event in the press box at Papa John’s. His playing credentials weren’t all that impressive, getting injured in the one game in which he played last season. Caught eight passes for 132 yards as a freshman but was rarely mentioned among the gifted receivers on this team. Yes, that Steve Kragthorpe, who was criticized for burning a number of red shirts during his final season. No surprise if some of the attendees at the event, this one included, wondered why he was there, with only a few players chosen by Charlie Strong to meet the media. Damian Copeland? Really?Copeland was suddenly thrust into the spotlight against Kentucky, with his di...
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