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You may have noticed something slightly different with Shawn Watson’s offense during Louisville’s season opening win against Ohio on Sunday. While most of the cast from last season returned and picked up right where they left off in 2012, there were a few newcomers that shined in the blowout win.
Another notable change in the offense was quarterback Teddy Bridgewater given the freedom to call plays from the line of scrimmage.
“We’re very comfortable with him making those calls at the line because of his ability to read the defense and make decisions,” Charlie Strong said during his weekly press conference on Tuesday. Strong also said that one of the touchdown drives in the Ohio game were all calls from the Heisman candidate.
“Coach Borbs and Coach Watson they told me that I have the keys to the car,” Bridgewater said following Tuesday’s practice. “They let me drive the offense down the field at any moment of the game.”
I’m sure Watson will still take the majority of the play-calling...
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There are already big changes in the Dynamic Dozen Heisman Contenders since the preseason list was released and it will surely change as the season goes along. The contenders are narrowed down later in the season. Half of the Dozen has changed with new additions to the early list including: WR Christian Jones (Alabama), QB Jameis Winston (Florida State), QB Derek Carr (Fresno...
Over the past two years, I’ve been fortunate enough to interview Louisville wide receiver Damian Copeland multiple times. Not only is Copeland always an entertaining interview, but he’s very passionate about the game of football. That always comes out during the interviews.
During Sunday’s post game interview, Copeland talked about the competition at the wide receiver position...
The Louisville wide receiving group lived up to the hype in the season opener. Eight different players had receptions and four different players found the end-zone on Sunday as Louisville defeated Ohio 49-7.
Despite not being one of the main wide-outs that we heard about during the offseason, it was Kai De La Cruz who stole the show on Sunday. De La Cruz led the team with 116 receiving...
It’s safe to say that one of the main weaknesses for the Louisville football program in 2012 was consistently stopping the run. In a few games the Cards did a solid job at limiting rushing yards, however there six games where they gave up over 100 rushing yards.
Louisville gave up 148 rushing yards per game and 4.8 yards per carry which was towards the bottom of a weak Big East...
Louisville coach Charlie Strong believes a short week of preparation will help his No. 8 Cardinals maintain their focus with another winnable game looming.
The Cardinals host Eastern Kentucky Saturday after their season-opening 49-7 rout Sunday of Ohio.
Strong also knows that eight FCS schools pulled off upsets last weekend, so his players can't look past a Colonels squad coming...
During his weekly media briefing, Louisville head football coach Charlie Strong shared some unfortunate news. Redshirt sophomore running back Corvin Lamb has suffered ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.
Lamb had four carries for 13 yards during Sunday’s season opener. He left the game late with a noticeable injury. However, I don’t think it looked quite as severe as...
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Meet Adam Lefkoe, 11 News hashtag sportscaster, pro wrestling fan and Guy Having His Body Inhabited By The Ghost Of Brandon Stroud. In this epic clip, Adam recounts the ins-and-outs of Sunday’s Louisville Cardinals / Ohio Bobcats game and namedrops 31 — yes, 31 — pro wrestlers in the process. There are some...
University of Louisville head coach Charlie Strong stressed improvement in all phases of the game during his weekly press conference on Tuesday. Cardinal Authority has this report.
Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals weren’t the only ones who kicked the season off in style. Our man @CrumsRevenge of TheCrunchZone.com put together a great highlight mix from the Cards season opening win against Ohio. Do we really have to wait four more days to do this all over again?
FB: #9 Louisville 49 vs. Ohio 7 from @CrumsRevenge on Vimeo.
University of Louisville redshirt freshman tight end Hunter Bowles missed all of fall camp with a neck injury. Now, the former All-State linebacker from Glasgow High School will undergo surgery later this week.
Obviously I’m biased, but I don’t think there is a team that put on a more dominant performance in the first week of college football than the Louisville Cardinals. Sure, there were other ranked teams that won by a larger margin. However, most of those teams played FCS opponents.
Louisville took on a team that won a bowl game last season and is predicted to win their division...
Kevin Ware was the story of the Final Four after suffering a nasty looking injury. By all accounts Ware is going to make a full recovery. Now there are reports that Ware was briefly kicked off the team this summer.
According to Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio, Ware was kicked off the teams for violations of a team rule multiple times. More from Jones:
A rumor spread (first on...
We will be covering the Top 5 Heisman hopefuls every week for you, and you can expect the list to be changing right down to the wire. Some of the 2013 early season candidates are already in mid-season form and it will be fun to track them throughout the year. Without further ado, here are the top five Heisman Trophy candidates heading into Week 2…
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Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals have climbed one spot from number eight to number nine in both the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. Louisville jumped ahead of Georgia who lost their week one game against Clemson.
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OK, we’ll go ahead and talk about Jameis Winston (QB, Florida State) first. He was preposterous in his CFB debut, completing 25/27, for 356yds, 4td passing, and another td rushing for good measure. Sure, Pitt isn’t the top of the food chain but if you find yourself thinking, “Sure, against an ACC defense!” I want you to next think, “Wow, I’m a f*@$ing idiot!” Because...