Found July 29, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
Beginning the 2013 season, the Defensive Line is one of the Cardinal’s deepest positions on the grid iron.  Toss in a few youngsters with huge upside coupled with a handful of veterans, and there is a boatload of promise for this unit. At the Defenside End positions with Marcus Smith and Lorenzo Mauldin you have a couple of guys with legitimate pro potential forcing the opposing offense to consistently account for their whereabouts.   In Smith’s 13 games played in 2012 and Mauldin’s 11, the two combined for 9.5 sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss and 51 total tackles while chipping in three forced fumbles and an interception.  Backing up these two are junior Deiontrez Mount and sophomore Sheldon Rankins with Linebacker turned End redshirt freshman Nick Dawson.  Mount could be poised to have a breakout season similar to Mauldin’s 2012. At tackle there comes a bit of a suprise beneath the top.  After amassing 48 tackles and a pair of sacks, juniors Brandon Dunn and Jermaine Brooks hold the t...

Report: Is Michael Dyer already enrolled at Louisville?

Michael Dyer was the 2011 national championship game’s MVP when he played with Cam Newton at Auburn. After basking in that spotlight, Dyer’s life has been a series of missteps that includes smoking the street drug Spice, multiple enrolments at various schools and the fate of sitting out a year to focus on getting his academics together. Now, Dyer may have the opportunity to...

Louisville picked to win American

Louisville is the overwhelming favorite to win the American Athletic Conference in its last season as a member of the league formerly known as the Big East. The Cardinals, who are led by star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, received 28 of 30 first-place votes from a media panel. Louisville moves into the Atlantic Coast Conference next season, but hopes it can grab a second straight...

Takeaways: Charlie Strong’s AAC Media Day Appearance

At roughly 9:45 this morning Charlie Strong addressed the media at the annual American Athletic Conference Media Day. Following his press conference, he sat down for a brief segment on the AAC studio show. Here are some takeaways. Strong opened by saying that he was aware that his team was picked as the favorite, but he also reminds t hem of when they were picked to finish last....

Michael Dyer Expected To Be A Member The Louisville Football Program

Although it’s still not been made “official,” I can confirm that former Auburn running back Michael Dyer is currently in the process of joining the Louisville football team. Since last week, I’ve spoke to three different people who are close to the program and they’ve informed me that Dyer has been in Louisville over the past week and is expected to be a member of the Cardinal...

As Expected, Your Louisville Cardinals Are The Preseason Favorite In The AAC

For the first and last time Charlie Strong and four of his players are attending the American Athletic Conference Media Day in Newport, R.I. The official preseason media poll was released early on Tuesday morning and as expected, your Louisville Cardinals are ranked No. 1. Louisville received 28 of the total 30 first place votes. AAC Preseason Poll 1. Louisville (28) 2. Cincinnati...

Four Star Defensive Tackle Favors Louisville

The defensive tackle position has been one of the main focus’ for Charlie Strong and his staff in the 2014 class. Daniel Cage, a 6-foot-3, 295-pound, tackle from Cincinnati, OH., has been a top target in recent weeks for Charlie Strong and it appears to be paying off. Cage has offers from some of the top programs in the country and Louisville appears to be the favorite. Seven different...

Will The Louisville Football Team Welcome & Embrace Michael Dyer?

If you follow The Cardinal Connect on a regular basis, I’m sure you can tell that we’re all pretty much on board with Charlie Strong bringing in Michael Dyer. Obviously there are some red flags when you look at Dyer’s background, but I see this as a low risk/high reward situation. If he acts up and can’t behave, then cut him loose. If he’s able to stay out of trouble and...

Teddy Bridgewater takes out a $10 million insurance policy prior to 2013 season

In anticipation of the 2013-14 college football season, Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has taken out a $10 million insurance policy.

Teddy Bridgewater: Louisville would “take in and welcome” Michael Dyer

As he went through the “Bristol car wash” at ESPN today, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was asked about former Auburn running back Michael Dyer, who has recently visited the Louisville campus. Talking to Joe Schad, Bridgewater said he was all for Dyer coming aboard. Per the Courier-Journal: Bridgewater told Schad he met Dyer on the visit and added that U of L players...

Watch Live: Charlie Strong Speaks At AAC Media Day

Charlie Strong will speak to the media in Newport R.I., at the American Athletic Conference Media Day around 9:45 this morning. It was revealed earlier on Tuesday that Louisville was the preseason No. 1 team in the AAC media poll. You can watch Strong’s press conference live, courtesy of You can expect Strong to be asked about the addition of Michael Dyer. Because...

Louisville Emerging As The Leader For Four Star Forward Jaylen Johnson

There are multiple different front-court players in the 2014 class that Rick Pitino and his staff are currently pursuing. Jaylen Johnson, a 6-foot-9, power forward from Ypsilanti, MI., is one target in particular that Louisville appears to be in great shape with. Louisville assistant coach Kevin Keatts has made Johnson a priority in recent weeks and it’s apparently paid off. Johnson...

Add Michael Humphrey To The List Of Big Men With A Louisville Offer

It’s no secret that the Louisville basketball program is in dire need of front-court players for the 2014 class. Rick Pitino is actively pursuing some of the top big men in the country and is in good shape with guys like Cliff Alexander, Trey Lyles and Goodluck Okonoboh. However, there is a new and unfamiliar name to keep an eye on. Michael Humphrey, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound center...

Meet the Florida youngsters U of L offered

LAS VEGAS – New University of Louisville assistant coach Mike Balado came to Rick Pitino’s staff after a sting at Florida International under Richard Pitino. Balado has a lot of ties to the Sunshine State, which is why the Cardinals were among the first schools to get involved with three elite 2016 prospects from Florida.
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