Found August 12, 2013 on Sports Blog Talk:
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Louisville Cardinals head football coach Charlie Strong has challenged Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer to play his Cardinals, according to a report by WDRB’s Rick Bozich.  Strong and Meyer are very good friends since the Florida days when they teamed up to win two national championships.  Bozich reports that Charlie Strong told him this, “”We talk a lot,” Strong said.  “I have asked him to play me. I don’t know if he will. I don’t know if he wants to. But I’d love to.” Meyer and Ohio State would have to think twice about playing Louisville.  Strong has the Cardinals playing great football and that reflects in them being ranked in the top 25 in just about every preseason college football poll.  Plus, Meyer was never exactly known for loading up his non-conference schedule while at Florida.  Why would the leopard change his spots now? Strong went on to say, “Before we got in the ACC, I was like, ‘We need to play a big-time opponent.  Urban, why don’t you play us?’ Ur

Charlie Strong on Urban Meyer: “I have asked him to play me”

Charlie Strong and Urban Meyer made a great duo during their time in Florida. The combination of Meyer’s spread option offense and Strong’s always dominant defenses propelled them to a couple National Championships. Now both are in charge of top ranked programs and Charlie Strong would like to see them face off on the field: “We talk a lot,” Strong said of his old Gators...

Charlie Strong Was At His Finest At The Annual Kickoff Luncheon

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Charlie Strong to Urban Meyer, “Why don’t you play us?”

With Lousiville in its last year in the Big East, I mean American Athletic Conference, the school has had an issue when it comes to out-of-conference scheduling. Currently they play Ohio and Kentucky outside of the AAC but that still may not help them much if they plan to make a run at the BCS National Championship game. Strong previously worked at Florida as the school’s defensive...

Five Freshmen Who Could Make An Immediate Impact

With first week of fall camp in the books for Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program, let’s take a look at five newcomers who have an opportunity to play right away. In Charlie Strong’s first two years with the program, it wasn’t tough for guys to play right away, considering they were a lot more talented than most of the Kragthorpe leftovers. However, now that...

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Johnny Manziel appears to have ruined Fan Day at Louisville. Louisville and Charlie Strong have decided that it’s in the best interest of the school and the players to ban the signing of autographs during the meet-and-greet Fan Day. “I would like to personally apologize to our outstanding fans,” Louisville coach Charlie Strong said. “However, because of the national problem...

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Fan Day Open Practice Set For 2:45 On Sunday

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Charlie Strong Will Appear On Sports Center At Approximately 11:40 This Morning

Louisville head football coach Charlie Strong will appear on ESPN’s Sports Center at approximately 11:40 AM on Monday Morning. The ESPN College Football Live crew will be making their second appearance at the University of Louisville in a matter of four months. The ESPN crew will be at the UofL football facility all day on Monday as part of their DIRECTV Mobile Studio. Their College...

Canes, Cards change signing rules for fan events

The fallout from the Johnny Manziel autograph allegations prompted Louisville and Miami to announce changes to their signing policies Monday. At Miami's annual CanesFest on Saturday, the Hurricanes will be signing only school-issued posters and nothing else. And when Louisville has its Fan Day on Sunday, players won't be permitted to sign anything in response to what Cardinals...

Fans lose out on Fan Day with no autographs

Going to be lots of disappointed University of Louisville football followers, many of them having waited for months to get their mementoes autographed. Charlie Strong has declared there will be autographs allowed on Fan Day next Sunday, citing recent a recent national controversy largely focused on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel who was collecting big bucks for signature...

Tim Brando Sticking With His Prediction That Louisville Will Win BCS National Title

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Louisville Bans Autographs At Fan Day Due To Manziel Problem

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Canes, Cardinals change signing rules

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Louisville Bans Autographs at Fan Day to be on the Safe Side

With all the attention that Texas A&M and more specifically quarterback Johnny Manziel is getting over his potential autographs for pay scandal it is only natural that teams become a little concerned when it comes to their players putting their name on anything. No one wants to lose the season before it even starts because someone signed an autograph or two (or thousand). ...

UofL disallows autographs on fan day; some thoughts

Ninety-nine times out of one hundred, I agree with everything the University of Louisville athletic department does. Between the success of the teams, both academically and athletically, and profitability of the department as a whole, I have to really try hard to find fault in the decisions they make. However, when it comes to disallowing autographs on the football team’s fan day...
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