Found August 16, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
University of Louisville offensive coordinator Shawn Watson has played a huge role in quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s epic transformation over the past two years. Watson and Bridgewater have formed a special bond that has been well documented. Louisville fans aren’t the only ones who noticed Shawn Watson’s success as the offensive coordinator after being given the job once Mike Sanford abruptly left the program. Watson turned down offensive coordinator positions at Virginia Tech, Southern Cal and Michigan State during the offseason. Charlie Strong and Tom Jurich showed their appreciation for Watson’s loyalty. According to Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated, Watson agreed to a two-year deal worth nearly $500,000 per season. His previously salary was $325,000 per season. Charlie Strong deserves every bit of the national attention that he gets from his success here at Louisville. However, I think the staff that Strong has hired has played a huge role in the rapid improvement ove...

Teddy Bridgewater Confident In The Cardinal Offense

Following yesterday’s first official scrimmage for the Louisville Cardinal football team, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater spoke to the media. Teddy seems very confident and pleased with the offense. He spoke highly of Mike Dyer’s quick progress in getting acclimated with the team. Bridgewater also said the offensive line is coming together and forming great chemistry. He had very...

Bridgewater Comes In At No.6 In ESPN’s Initial Heisman Projections

On Thursday afternoon ESPN’s College Football Crew released their first edition of predictions for the 2013 Heisman Trophy. Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater comes in at No. 6, behind some of this year’s top candidates. Bridgewater was just three votes out of the top five, behind Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. Teddy was eight votes ahead of Clemson quarterback Tahj Boyd. ...

Despite Strong’s Request, Ohio State Won’t Be On Louisville’s Schedule Anytime Soon

In a sit down interview with the folks at last week, Louisville head coach Charlie Strong talked about his relationship with his former boss, Urban Meyer, who is now the head coach at Ohio State. “We talk a lot,” Strong said of his old boss at Florida. “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.” Over...

Urban Meyer Says Charlie Strong Is Arguably The Best Coach In The Country

Since making his return to college football, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has picked up right where he left off. After two years away from the game, Meyer took the job in Columbus in 2012 and guided the Buckeyes to a 12-0 record. Meyer made a name for himself in the college football ranks during his five years at the University of Florida where he celebrated two national championships...

Gerod Holliman Finally Working His Way Into The Rotation

There were three recruits in Charlie Strong’s 2011 recruiting class that were ranked in the top 170. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and wide receiver DeVante Parker were two of them. However, the third one may surprise you. Sophomore saferty Gerod Holliman was ranked as the 168th best prospect in the entire 2011 class. If you follow football...

Coach Strong Pleased With The Cards First Scrimmage

Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals conducted their first official scrimmage of the fall camp on Saturday morning. Although there is still room for improvement, Charlie Strong seemed very pleased with his team today. “We had a really good day today,” head coach Charlie Strong said after the scrimmage. “Just offensively, Teddy did a good job of throwing the football...

Louisville faces challenge of high expectations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Three years ago only seems longer than it was for Louisville football. The Charlie Strong era began with a thud; a 23-16 loss to rival Kentucky at home in the first game at renovated Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium was not how the Cardinals faithful envisioned things going. Single games can be defining moments, however. For Strong and his fledgling program, it was just...

Strong says there's plenty of work to do

The University of Louisville football team had a live scrimmage for a bit on Wednesday during practice, marking the first full-team scrimmage of the fall camp. U of L coach Charlie Strong gave the media an update after 10 practices.

Three Keys To The American Conference

With Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals looking to make a splash on the national scene and crash the BCS party once again, we haven’t spent a whole lot of time talking about or previewing the American Conference. A lot of this probably has to do with the fact that the Cards will only be in this league for one year and its frankly not a conference that is worth talking...

The Five Biggest Storylines For Louisville Football In 2013

Because of their weak schedule, it’s not uncommon to hear national media members compare Louisville to previous Boise State and TCU teams. Both programs have had great seasons where they’ve run the table, but were kept out of the national championship game, due to a lackluster schedule. There isn’t much defending Louisville’s schedule in 2013. It may not be as bad as some...

Don’t go near the Papa John’s Stadium windows

About half way through a boosters meeting late Wednesday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Charlie Strong sent a message to the fans assembled on the third floor of the PNC Club. The message, delivered by stadium manager K. C. Scull, was for the fans not to go near the showcase windows overlooking the field. “The coach is running some special plays and requests that no one look...

What not to expect on Fan Day

Seems to be a lot of confusion regarding what’s actually happening on Fan Day at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Sunday. What we’ve been able to surmise is that won’t be a full scale scrimmage, despite what has been repeated from many sources. The University of Louisville football team held a scrimmage Saturday. No way Charlie Strong is putting his troops through that two...

Michael Johnson Talking Football

Michael Johnson is one of twenty five verbal commitments for head coach Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound three star safety talks about the experience of the recruiting process.

Marques Gayot on Goals & More

Marques Gayot is one of 25 verbal commitments for head coach Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals. The Lake Worth (Fla.) Park Vista standout talked about his goals, football team and how fortunate he feels.

Four Star Cornerback Says Louisville Is At Top Of His List

Kendall Randolph, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound, defensive back from Tallahassee, FL., tells that he plans to announce his college decision in September and the Louisville Cardinals are currently at the top of his list. Randolph attends Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, FL., which is the alma matter of current Louisville freshman Louisville James Hearns. Louisville assistant...
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