Found August 08, 2013 on College Spun:
Expectations are sky-high for the Louisville Cardinals this fall — Charlie Strong and Co. return with a veteran group of guys, including Heisman candidate QB Teddy Bridgewater. Oh, and the Cards have a pretty easy schedule too, which makes this a whole lot easier. Strong knows that his team has to manage high expectations, and he has a pretty interesting motivation tactic. In an interview with Eric Crawford and Rick Bozich of WDRB, Strong said he warned his team “Let’s not become the USC of this season.” His full quote: “This season, I think about USC last year. Barkley — Teddy. They had a transfer running back in from Penn State, we just had a running back transfer in. Wide receiver? They had them all. Think about those wide receivers they had. We got the same wide receivers. Defensively? They had a good defense. And look what happened to them. And they started No. 1. And they didn’t even finish in the top 25. That could be us. You look at it, if we allow that to hap...

Charlie Strong Lands Another Commitment From A Defensive Tackle

Charlie Strong picked up his third commitment of the week on Wednesday night as Chris Nelson a 6-foot-2, 295-pound, defensive tackle from Lakeland, FL., verbally pledged to the Cards. Nelson is rated as a three star prospect and is the 25th commitment for Charlie Strong’s 2014 class. The Florida native chose Louisville over Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska and North Carolina State. He...

Video: Charlie Strong Recaps Louisville’s First Practice

Following Louisville’s first practice of the 2013 fall camp, Coach Charlie Strong took some time to speak with the media. He talked about which players stood out to him on both offense and defense. Video courtesy of Jody Demling.

Charlie Strong’s 2014 Recruiting Class Now Ranked 14th In The Country

Charlie Strong picked up his 24th commitment from the 2014 class on Tuesday afternoon as Poona Ford, a four star defensive tackle from Hilton Head, S.C., verbally pledged to the Cards. Ford is now the highest ranked commit in Louisville’s 2014 class. His commitment helped bump the class to No. 14 in the Rivals rankings. Louisville’s current commitments from the 2014 class Reggie...

Freshman Chucky Williams Academically Cleared. He’ll Report To Camp On Friday

Two of Charlie Strong’s class of 2013 signees still haven’t arrived to campus yet. Defensive back Donel Elam isn’t expected to make it, due to academic issues. Charlie Strong also said on Monday that the program is still waiting for Miami native Chucky Williams to be academically cleared. Strong received some good news on Wednesday afternoon. Williams, a three star safety has...

Charlie Strong impressed with fans, team

University of Louisville head coach Charlie Strong visited with the media following practice on Wednesday and made a point in thanking the many fans that attended the two open practices.

4-Star Defensive Tackle Poona Ford Commits To Louisville

The Louisville Cardinals and head football coach Charlie Strong continued their recruiting streak by snagging their 24th commit for the class of 2014. The latest recruit Poona Ford, announced his commitment to the Cards tonight.   Ford is a 6-foot, 4-star defensive tackle out of Hilton Head, South Carolina. He is ranked as the No. 10 player in the state of South Carolina and is...

Four Star Defensive Tackle Poona Ford Commits To Louisville

On the day of his team’s first official practice of the 2013 season, Louisville head coach Charlie Strong received some great news. Poona Ford, a four star defensive tackle from Hilton Head, S.C., verbally committed to Louisville on Tuesday night at a formal gathering at his high school. The 6-foot 285-pound prospect chose Louisville over Tennessee, South Carolina, Purdue, Ole...

Poona Ford commits to Cards

Louisville football started fall practice today and Charlie Strong received some great news on the recruiting trail as four-star defensive tackle Poona Ford committed to the Cards tonight. A native of Hilton Head, South Carolina, Ford is a 6-foot, 288-lb force on the defensive line. Noted for his strength, he recorded over 150 tackles as a junior, including 44 tackles for loss. Ford...

Ford had a "good feeling" about U of L

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong heard some good news on Tuesday as the Cardinals’ began fall camp for this season. U of L landed a 24th verbal commitment in the Class of 2014 – Poona Ford. Cardinal Authority has the latest from Ford on his verbal commitment to the Cardinals.

Linebacker Keith Brown Expected To Be Out For A While

It appears that one of Louisville’s top returning players on the defensive side of the ball will be out for an extended period of time. Sophomore linebacker Keith Brown was noticeably absent during the Louisville football team’s first practice on Monday afternoon. Following Monday’s practice, Charlie Strong didn’t elaborate on the extent of the injury, but it doesn’t look...

Video: Vance Bedford speaks on Media Day

My favorite member of the Louisville football coaching staff not named Charlie Strong, defensive coordinator Vance Bedford speaks at Media Day.

Clint Hurtt Returns To The Louisville Practice Field

Although there still hasn’t been an official ruling on the NCAA’s case against the University of Miami, Louisville assistant coach Clint Hurtt was on the field this afternoon as the Cardinals had their first practice of the 2013 fall camp. Hurtt has been on administrative leave since March of this year for his alleged involvement in the Miami program’s recruiting scandal that...

Cards' Hurtt back at work, for now

Clint Hurtt is back coaching the Louisville Cardinals as he awaits to hear the results from an NCAA investigation of the University of Miami. The Cardinals defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator returned for Tuesday's first practice after being placed on paid administrative leave this spring to allow him to respond to an NCAA letter of allegations that he received money...

Clint Hurtt back where he belongs

There he was in the middle of the practice field, as imposing as ever. Maybe more so. Clint Hurtt is back where he belongs, coaching while defensive line, waiting for the NCAA to decide his future. Their decision making process moves at a snail’s pace so it could conceivably being another year before that happens. Worse than the actual judicial system. Why not spend the time...

Surprises galore as Louisville football begins practice

Some really nice surprises as the University of Louisville football team swarmed the practice field for the first time, the beginning of practice for what could be an epic 2013 season. The first surprise was that  things got started 30 minutes before the announced time of 5:30. Fans who wanted to get there early were already late because Charlie Strong and company were eager...
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