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The Cardinal Connect:
Charlie Strong opened up his final press conference before the Sugar Bowl by thanking all of the folks involved with the event for their hospitality. Strong says he and his team are very grateful to be participating.
Strong says this game is the first game to prepare for next season. He called it a measuring stick for his program.
During the long layoff, going five weeks without playing a game, Strong says it will all be about technique and fundamentals tomorrow night.
There are some players that have been battling sickness that Strong called “a little bug.” Strong says it hasn’t affected his team’s preparation and he expects those who were battling sickness to play tomorrow night.
Strong says special teams will be a key element against Florida. He acknowledged that his team has struggled in that phase this season.
“I don’t have to say much to our guys for motivation,” says Strong. “Most of the guys on our team are from the state of Florida, they know a lot of those guys on that oth...
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I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that this Police Officer and Charlie Strong know each other from Strong’s time in Florida, because that was an emphatic hand slap. If you watch closely at the end of the video, you can tell that between the handslap and the smile, this state police officer wanted Louisville to pull off the upset.Video via: Sports Pickle
I’m honestly at a loss for words. I thought the Cards had a chance, but what we saw tonight isn’t at all what I expected to see. Louisville was clearly the best team on the field and it really wasn’t close. Charlie Strong’s team was prepared and executed the game plan flawlessly.
It should go without saying, but this was easily the biggest win in Louisville football history...
NEW ORLEANS - University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong met with the media on Tuesday morning at the Marriott RiverWalk in New Orleans. Strong will guide the Cardinals into the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Wednesday in the Superdome.
No, this is NOT the biggest upset in BCS history as ESPN billed it. But it sure the heck surprised an awful lot of people.
The University of Louisville and coach Charlie Strong surprised the sleepwalking Florida Gators 33-23 in Wednesday nights Sugar Bowl. We also should note, Strong was a former Florida assistant.
When the Cardinals Terell Floyd returned an interception on...
The almighty SEC was dealt a humbling blow in the Sugar Bowl as unfancied Big East champ Louisville dominated Florida from start to finish, winning 33-23. Louisville wasn't given much of a chance before the game and were placed as 14 point underdogs, making it the biggest upset in BCS history. (Yes, even bigger than Boise State!)
The Cardinals certainly played the disrespect...
The Florida Gators kick off against the Louisville Cardinals in the New Orleans Sugar Bowl. The Gators announced they will be playing in blue tops and orange bottoms. The Gators come in favored against the Cardinals. Kick off is at 8 PM EST and a future ACC team will face the second best team in the SEC (unless you count Georgia). Charlie Strong will face Will Muschamp in NOLA...
The Florida Gators got more than they could handle Tuesday night when the Louisville Cardinals brought it to them on both sides of the ball. Former Florida defensive coordinator Charlie Strong saw his Louisville team win decisively against a team that kept hurting themselves as well. Here is a pictorial of the game.
The day following New Years will feature a lone bowl game: the Sugar Bowl featuring Louisville against Florida. Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong makes BCS game debut against his former employer, where he won two National Championships under then head coach Urban Meyer for the Gators. Opposing Strong is Florida head coach Will Muschamp, who has quickly revitalized the program with...
So far in the first half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl, Florida coach Will Muschamp must be kicking himself. Back in the early Spring of 2011, the newly crowned emperor of Gator football decided to pass on lifetime Gator fan, Teddy Bridgewater, a rising quarterback prospect out of Miami; instead, Muschamp went with top … Continue reading »
Tim Tebow is spotted on a different sideline and this time it doesn’t belong to the New York Jets. With his NFL season over, it appears Tebow has enough time to travel to the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Tebow is on the sidelines to watch his former Gators take on former Gator coach and current head coach Charlie … Continue reading »
Allstate Sugar Bowl
Louisville Cardinals 10-2 vs Florida Gators 11-1
Overall record: 10 – 2
Conference record: 5 – 2
Finished 1st in the Big East thanks to an 34-31 overtime win over Cincinnati.
Overall record: 11 – 1
Conference record: 7 – 1
Finished 2nd in the SEC East after losing to Georgia in the Cocktail Party.
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After being on hiatus for a couple weeks, the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast is back, and ready to jump into some heavy Sugar Bowl discussion with one of my favorite guests. That man is Louisville radio host, editor of the website BigEastCoastBias.com and good personal friend, Mark Ennis.
Mark and I chatted about a number...
As we pack the bags for New Orleans, it is with full awareness that the University of Louisville football team is a heavy underdog against Florida in the BCS Sugar Bowl. But there is no sense of resignation or acceptance. Winning is the objective.
The odds makers have determined that Florida is a 14-point favorite. They’re just covering their behinds, expecting Florida to pound...
Ah, the familiar feel of the Sugar Bowl. Wednesday night will mark the Florida Gators ninth appearance in the New Orleans-based bowl game. Their record in it is far from spectacular, but it doesn’t make another appearance any less sweet.
During the 1990s and the rise of now legendary head coach Steve Spurrier, the Gators and the Sugar Bowl practically went hand-in-hand. From 1992...
It’s a funny thing about bowl season: Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you realize you’ve actually seen nothing at all. College football fans were given a refresher in exactly that on Wednesday night, in Louisville’s shocking 33-24 Sugar Bowl win over Florida.
The sad thing for Florida fans is that this game wasn’t nearly as close as the final score might indicate...