Found August 16, 2013 on Fox Sports Ohio:
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. Single games can be defining moments, however. For Strong and his fledgling program, it was just a first game. The last game Louisville played, now thats the one that has people talking. The Cardinals finished in a four-way tie for the Big East championship with Cincinnati, Rutgers and Syracuse but earned the conferences automatic BCS bowl game bid and went on to surprise everyone but themselves by beating Florida 33-23 in a game that wasnt that close. Led by junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville is a consensus top-10 pick in preseason polls. As big of a job as Strong had in raising the program from those first steps, reining in the expectations of this season could be a bigger task. I tel...

Coach Strong Pleased With The Cards First Scrimmage

Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals conducted their first official scrimmage of the fall camp on Saturday morning. Although there is still room for improvement, Charlie Strong seemed very pleased with his team today. “We had a really good day today,” head coach Charlie Strong said after the scrimmage. “Just offensively, Teddy did a good job of throwing the football...

Shawn Watson Received A Healthy Raise In The Offseason

University of Louisville offensive coordinator Shawn Watson has played a huge role in quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s epic transformation over the past two years. Watson and Bridgewater have formed a special bond that has been well documented. Louisville fans aren’t the only ones who noticed Shawn Watson’s success as the offensive coordinator after being given the job once...

Freshman Richard Benjamin Moving From Cornerback To Wide Receiver

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...

Gaines, Reve Getting Comfortable at Cornerback

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...

Urban Meyer Says Charlie Strong Is Arguably The Best Coach In The Country

Since making his return to college football, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has picked up right where he left off. After two years away from the game, Meyer took the job in Columbus in 2012 and guided the Buckeyes to a 12-0 record. Meyer made a name for himself in the college football ranks during his five years at the University of Florida where he celebrated two national championships...

Position series feature: Ryan Hubbell

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.

Practice Report: Thursday Morning

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.

Louisville Ranked No. 9 In The Preseason AP Poll

The 2013 preseason associated press college football poll was released on Saturday morning. The Louisville Cardinals came in at No. 9. Louisville was also ranked No. 9 in the preseason Coaches Poll that was released a couple of weeks ago. The only team to on Louisville’s schedule that received any AP votes was the Cincinnati Bearcats who picked up just three votes, which puts them...

Position series feature: B.J. Butler

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.

Don’t go near the Papa John’s Stadium windows

About half way through a boosters meeting late Wednesday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Charlie Strong sent a message to the fans assembled on the third floor of the PNC Club. The message, delivered by stadium manager K. C. Scull, was for the fans not to go near the showcase windows overlooking the field. “The coach is running some special plays and requests that no one look...

Another Big Man Schedules An Official Visit To Louisville

Rick Pitino’s top target, Trey Lyles, won’t be the only big man taking an official visit to Louisville at the end of the month. Chinanu Onuaku, a 6-foot-9 center from Upper Marlboro, MD., received a scholarship offer from Coach Pitino last week. On Wednesday afternoon he scheduled an official visit to Louisville. Onuaku will be on campus August, 31. At this point, Lyles and Onuaku...

Gerod Holliman Finally Working His Way Into The Rotation

There were three recruits in Charlie Strong’s 2011 recruiting class that were ranked in the top 170. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and wide receiver DeVante Parker were two of them. However, the third one may surprise you. Sophomore saferty Gerod Holliman was ranked as the 168th best prospect in the entire 2011 class. If you follow football...

What not to expect on Fan Day

Seems to be a lot of confusion regarding what’s actually happening on Fan Day at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Sunday. What we’ve been able to surmise is that won’t be a full scale scrimmage, despite what has been repeated from many sources. The University of Louisville football team held a scrimmage Saturday. No way Charlie Strong is putting his troops through that two...

Four Star Cornerback Says Louisville Is At Top Of His List

Kendall Randolph, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound, defensive back from Tallahassee, FL., tells 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...

Philon is now more of a leader for the Cards

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.
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