Found August 27, 2013 on
I already gave some thoughts on the Louisville offense, now let’s talk about the defense.
Along the defensive front, no shockers here. Louisville will have Lorenzo Mauldin and Marcus Smith starting at defensive end, with Brandon Dunn and Roy Philon holding it down in the middle. I expect those four to be very productive for the Cards this year, and in particular, I believe Marcus Smith is set to really open some eyes after he gave Florida a ton of problems in the Sugar Bowl. Remember, he came to Louisville as a quarterback, then moved to linebacker before settling at end; just wait until he finally completely understands how to play that position.
As far as the back-ups go up front, I am really interested to see how freshman De’Asian Richardson perform. De’Asian Richardson is a highly touted recruit out of Jacksonville, Florida who many recruiting experts pointed to as a huge get for Louisville. He has great size at 6-3 and 285 lbs, but is reputed to be very quick. He’s currently the only true freshman on the defensive side listed on the two-deep roster. It’ll be interested to see how many snaps he gets.
At the linebacker spot, senior Preston Brown will start at middle linebacker, and will be flanked by senior George Durant and sophomore James Burgess. Backing them up will be Lamar Atkins (Brown), Champ Lee (Durant), and Deon Rogers (Burgess). This group is a bit thin, which is probably why we’ve heard of sophomore Nick Dawson, a former four-star recruit at linebacker who is currently listed as a defensive end, getting some practice reps at linebacker.
I’ve said before on numerous occasions, I believe Preston Brown is in line for a strong season, but I think his leadership will be just as important as his play. Charlie Strong has spoken highly of Preston’s leadership during fall camp, and let’s hope that continues throughout the season.
In the secondary, Terell Floyd and Jermaine Reve get the nods at cornerback. They will be backed-up by Stephan Robinson and Andrew Johnson. Converted wide receiver Charles Gaines, who led UofL in interceptions during fall camp, currently sits third behind Johnson.
At safety, Louisville is in really good shape with Calvin Pryor and Hakeem Smith. Calvin Pryor has been solid since he got to Louisville, and Hakeem is a potential All-American, but the guy I’m most looking forward to seeing is Gerod Holliman. Holliman received very positive reviews during camp, is reputed to be a vicious hitter, and let’s not forget, he is one of Charlie Strong’s highest rated recruits at UofL. I expect a solid season for him if he can stay healthy.
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Louisville Cardinals defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was riding his moped through campus, when he was hit by another vehicle, Tuesday morning. Mauldin is expected to be held overnight for observation. It is being reported by the school that the sedan that hit Mauldin left the scene. Police are investigating the incident. A statement was released by Louisville said that Mauldin...
Louisville starting defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was involved in a hit-and-run moped accident on campus Tuesday morning.
University spokesman John Drees said that the junior's moped was hit by a car riding in the same lane near the school's Yum! Center training facility and left the scene. Drees added that university police are investigating.
Athletic department spokesman...
Louisville junior defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was involved in a moped accident shortly after 9 AM on Monday morning on campus outside of the Yum! practice facility. The Courier-Journal is reporting that Mauldin is currently at Jewish Hospital and is alert and responsive.
Mauldin was the victim of a hit & run. One source tells WDRB that the accident “appeared to be pretty...
“I feel more lucky than anybody on this earth to be honest,” Lorenzo Mauldin told the media following the Louisville football team’s practice on Wednesday night. Mauldin was the victim of a hit & run accident on Tuesday morning and spent the night in the hospital. Fortunately, it appears that Mauldin is fine, other than being a little sore.
“Right now, I want to thank...
Louisville junior defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was the victim of a hit & run accident this morning on the University of Louisville’s campus. Multiple witnesses have come forward, claiming Mauldin was driving a moped heading north on Floyd Street near the KFC Yum! Center practice facility. A car turning off of Floyd St. and on to Hahn Street hit Mauldin and then fled the scene...
Roughly 24-hours after being released from hospital following a hit & run accident, Louisville junior defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin has been released from the hospital. The official UofL football Twitter account shared this Tweet and photo shortly before 11 AM. In an official release, UofL says there were no serious orthopedic injuries.
Lorenzo Mauldin released from hospital...
While riding home on his moped, Louisville Cardinals defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was hit by a sedan, which quickly left the scene, according to University spokesman John Drees.
University of Louisville defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was back with the football team on Wednesday night, one day after he was a victim in a hit-and-run accident while riding his moped. Mauldin talked about the accident, his health and if he will try to play in Sunday’s opener against Ohio University
Courier-Journal beat writer C. L. Brown caught up with Lorenzo Mauldin after practice Wednesday, a few hours after he was released from the hospital following a hit-and-run accident. No one will be surprised if he suits up for the University of Louisville football team against Ohio U. in the season opener.
Just five days before the season-opener, University of Louisville defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin has been injured in a moped accident. Mauldin was injured in an accident on campus Tuesday morning. Cardinal Authority has the latest.
If you missed Tuesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. On today’s show we talked a lot about the Lorenzo Mauldin hit & run accident. We also previewed Louisville’s season opener with Zac Jackson of Fox Sports Ohio.
Louisville junior defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was the victim of a hit & run accident Tuesday morning on the University of Louisville’s campus. The Atlanta native was driving a moped heading north on Floyd Street near the KFC Yum! Center practice facility when a car turning off of Floyd St. and on to Hahn Street hit Mauldin and then fled the scene. University police reviewed...
A starting defensive end for the University of Louisville football team is "alert and responsive" after he was hit by a car Tuesday morning while riding his moped back to his dorm room following a visit to the team's practice facility.Witnesses say Junior Lorenzo Mauldin was the victim of a hit-and-run accident after reportedly being struck by a champagne-colored sedan...
Football fever is starting to take over. About four days away from kick-off against the Bobcats and the excitement is palpable. Here are a few news and notes from around the Louisville program.
First, defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin has been released from the hospital and is doing fine. Per a release from UofL, Lorenzo sustained “no orthopedic injuries”, all tests performed on...
Following Louisville’s practice today, Charlie Strong gave an update on defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin following his accident earlier today. For those who are unaware, Mauldin was riding on his moped near the Yum! Center basketball practice facility and was struck by a sedan, which promptly sped off. Mauldin was taken to Jewish Hospital where he was deemed to be in “satisfactory...