Found May 07, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program check in at No. 8 in Sports Illustrated’s Post Spring Top 25 rankings. Last week ESPN.com tabbed Louisville No. 4 in their preseason rankings. I’ve always thought that regardless if they go undefeated or not, Louisville will have a tough time being able to play for a national championship. However, if the rankings from Sports Illustrated and ESPN are similar to what the actual polls show, it’s definitely possible. They’d just need to win each game rather convincingly and hope those ranked ahead lose at least one game. #8 Louisville Cardinals 2012 record: 11-2 (5-2 Big East) Key returnees: QB Teddy Bridgewater, OT Jamon Brown, WR Damian Copeland, S Calvin Pryor, S Hakeem Smith, LB Preston Brown, DE Marcus Smith Key losses: CB Adrian Bushell, C Mario Benavides, OT Alex Kupper Spring star: OT Abraham Garcia The Cardinals bring back almost everyone from the team that won the Big East and crushed Florida in the Sugar Bowl last season, b...
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