Found August 20, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
The Wide Receiver position at the University of Louisville is one of the most commonly known amongst fans, but interestingly enough has a few unknown components to how its depth chart will play out. Local product DeVante Parker and Damian “Honey Mustard” Copeland are your likely starters day one on the outside.  At this point, that is the only thing that seems to be certain, and I wouldn’t guarantee anything beyond game one outside of Parker owning his spot.  Copeland was Teddy Bridgewater’s top target last season, but he has some guys hot on his heels for minutes. A guy who I look to as one of the more reliable on the field is quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s former high school teammate, Eli Rogers.  In many of the conversations I have had this offseason people tend to leave Eli out and forget that last year he was second in receptions and touchdowns for the Cards.  The chemistry between Eli and Teddy is not something that goes away and it’s a tough attribute to overcome if you are fig

Charlie Strong fires up the UofL Marching Band

The better football programs usually have marching bands to match, and the University of Louisville is seeking greatness on both fronts. After an early morning practice Tuesday, Charlie Strong took his team over to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, not for still more conditioning or for special plays. No, he wanted his players to see the marching band at work. “What we sometimes...

A Few Notable Names No Longer On The Louisville Football Roster

With over 100 guys on the team, its not uncommon to see a few names disappear from college football rosters over the years. While nearly all of the contributors from Charlie Strong’s 2012 team are returning, there are a few names that are no longer on the roster. We can only assume that these guys are no longer members of the team. Jalen Harrington, Fullback/Tight End: Harrington...

Hakeem Smith Named Preseason Second Team All American

Louisville senior safety Hakeem Smith has been named a preseason Second Team All American by CBS Sports. Smith is the only Louisville player to be featured on CBS’ first and second teams. Smith is on the preseason watch list for the the Bednarik Award and the Bronko Nagurski Award. Both awards are given annually to the nation’s top defender. The Georgia native redshirted as a...

Louisville Football: Injury Update

Charlie Strong and his staff don’t elaborate much when it comes to injuries. When a player is injured there usually isn’t a formal release or anything of that nature. Most of the time news leaks out about a player who may be banged up or the media just notices when certain players are held out of practice. With the Cards heading into their last two-a-day practice sessions on...

Position series feature: Eli Rogers

University of Louisville junior Eli Rogers is once again expected to be a major contributor for the Cardinals’ offense this season. Rogers played high school ball with U of L quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Some AP Voters Love Louisville While Others Aren’t Buying The Hype

Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals came in at No. 9 in the preseason AP Poll that was released on Saturday morning.  Louisville is one the more interesting teams ranked in the top ten. The majority of the voters feel that the Cardinals are a top 10 team, however there is a few that simply aren’t buying the hype. All 60 voters had Louisville on their ballot. 75% voted...

Fast Five: Five thoughts on the move of UK-UofL football game

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong at the annual Governor’s Cup Luncheon. Here are my five quick thoughts on this morning’s announcement that the annual Governor’s Cup football game, between the universities of Louisville and Kentucky, will be moved to the final regular-season game for both beginning in 2014. 1. I hate the move. The game should be played...

Position series feature: Damian Copeland

University of Louisville senior Damian Copeland had a breakout junior season and now has more expectations this time around for the Cardinals. Copeland will be one of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s top targets on offense.

Louisville football news and notes

We are now officially less than two weeks away from Louisville’s home opener and the excitement is really starting to build. Fans were given one last chance to take a look at the Cards before the season begins at an open practice Sunday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Dressed in shoulder pads, helmets, and shorts, the football Cardinals went through some 7 on 7 drills, as well...

Video: Montrezl Harrell Summer Dunk Fest

Louisville sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell has had quite a summer. Trez earned a gold medal in July with the United States U19 Team in the FIBA World Championships. Just a week later he joined his team on a visit to the White House. Earlier this month, Harrell traveled to California with teammates Chris Jones and Russ Smith to participate in the Adidas Nations Camp. Unfortunately...

Report: Louisville Getting Involved With Sharp-Shooter Robert Johnson

Despite Quentin Snider’s de-commitment last month, it didn’t appear that Rick Pitino and his staff would attempt to add another guard to fill Snider’s spot. Louisville already has commitments from two of the top guards in the 2014 class in JaQuan Lyle and Shaqquan Aaron. Pitino also brought in a dynamic backcourt in the 2013 class. New York native Isaiah Whitehead and former...

Report: Kentucky-Louisville Football Game Moved To Last Game Of Regular Season For 2014

The Battle of the Bluegrass is making some changes for next season. Starting in 2014, the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals will face-off for a regular season finale.  As it is now, the in-state rivals play at the beginning of the college football season — this season’s game is on September 14th.  According to UK Athletics, with this move, there will be four in-state...

Report: Louisville Still Expected To Get An Official Visit From Cliff Alexander

Cliff Alexander, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound, five star prospect has maintained throughout the entire summer that he’ll take an official visit to Louisville in the fall. In early July Alexander told both the Courier-Journal and that Louisville would be one of the five schools to receive an official visit, however he hadn’t scheduled a date. At this point, Alexander...

Goodluck Okonoboh No Longer Considering Louisville

According to ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein, four-star big man, Goodluck Okonoboh, has trimmed his list to five. Rick Pitino and the Cards did not make the cut. Okonoboh is reportedly down to Florida, Duke, Indiana, Ohio State & UNLV, in no particular order. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound prospect was actively being pursued by Louisville during the early part of the summer, however things...

Jaylen Johnson Will Visit Louisville On Sept. 20

Of all the front-court recruits in the 2014 class that Rick Pitino and his staff is actively pursuing, 6-foot-9 forward Jaylen Johnson may be the closest to pulling the trigger and making a decision. Johnson maintains he’s still considering multiple schools, but Louisville was rumored to be the clear leader throughout the month of July. On Sunday afternoon Johnson announced that...
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