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The Louisville Cardinal defensive backfield will have some new faces getting serious playing time this season.
Last season, Charles Gaines was a wide receiver for the Cardinals, catching 11 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown before an injury cut his season short, while Jermaine Reve spent time at both safety and corner, seeing the field primarily as a nickel back when opposing teams wanted to spread the field.
As the secondary now looks to replace their former leader Adrian Bushell, who graduated this spring, both Gaines and Reve will be called upon to help bolster the Cardinals’ pass defense.
For Gaines, the switch from offense to defense appears to have been smooth for the most part. He arrived as a cornerback his freshman year before flipping over to receiver. The speed and good hands that made him a big-play threat on offense also could play a hand in his success at cornerback.
There have been some concerns and hurdles, though. At the team’s annual Media Day last week, when di...
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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.
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The Louisville football program conducted their annual kickoff luncheon on Tuesday afternoon at the downtown Louisville Marriott. If you’ve been to this even in recent years or have watched it via the live stream, then you know Charlie Strong is always at his finest during the luncheon.
Tom Jurich and Coach Strong both spoke to the fans and media members in attendance yesterday...
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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...
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Kendall Randolph, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound, defensive back from Tallahassee, FL., tells GoUpState.com that he plans to announce his college decision in September and the Louisville Cardinals are currently at the top of his list.
Randolph attends Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, FL., which is the alma matter of current Louisville freshman Louisville James Hearns. Louisville assistant...
The University of Louisville football tickets are on the mail trucks.
Well, actually, the observer’s have already arrived. Tickets for seven football games, seven Green Lot parking tickets spread out on the desk. An inexplicable sense of accomplishment for an individual who started out listening to UofL games on the radio at the orphanage.
Fall football practice is well under way...
This morning, the Cardinals conducted their first of two practices on Thursday. Following the two-hour session, defensive coordinator Vance Bedford, along with cornerbacks Terrell Floyd and Jermaine Reve, visited with the media.
University of Louisville coach Charlie Strong said on Wednesday the defensive line is further along than the offensive line at this point in camp. Here’s an update from Cardinal Authority on one of those defensive guys – Roy Philon.
Here's a look at one of the players that should be a standout on the offensive side of the ball again this season for the University of Louisville - tight end Ryan Hubbell.
The University of Louisville football team had a live scrimmage for a bit on Wednesday during practice, marking the first full-team scrimmage of the fall camp. U of L coach Charlie Strong gave the media an update after 10 practices.
Kevin Ware’s story is a roller coaster ride, to be sure. Ware was suspended from the Cardinals team last January, but was quickly reinstated by Coach Pitino. Of course, he really broke onto the scene during the NCAA Tournament when he tragically shattered his leg on national television. However, Ware took it all in stride and many people have been inspired by his positive attitude...
For a few weeks now, there has been a dirty little rumor circulating the blogosphere that Louisville forward Kevin Ware was temporarily thrown off of the Cardinals basketball team earlier this summer for multiple violations of the same team rule. And while nobody at Louisville has confirmed the story, they’ve haven’t exactly denied it either.
Tim Sullivan of the Courier-Journal...
Cardinal Authority continues our position series – a look at tight ends – with a short story on the transition of former defensive end B.J. Butler to the offensive side of the ball for the University of Louisville football team.