Found November 09, 2012 on The Cardinal Connect:
While a portion of the national media is predicting Syracuse to pull off an upset against Louisville on Saturday, Orange coach Doug Marrone isn’t taking the Cards lightly. When speaking to the media earlier this week coach Marrone had high praise for Teddy Bridgewater and Louisville. “I think you have to be balanced when going up against this team, because they can beat in you many ways. Teddy Bridgewater is as good of a quarterback that we’re going to face all season,” Marrone told the media on Monday. “From what I’ve seen on film, he has as good of touch with the deep ball as I’ve seen and he will test us more than any other team has at this point,” says Marrone. “It’s a big challenge for us to not give up the big play when playing against a quarterback who has been playing the big plays all season.” It wasn’t just Bridgewater who was praised by Coach Marrone, it was the entire team. “You don’t play a team this late in the season that is undefeated and it’s a fluke,” says M
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