Found September 05, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
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 conference. Charlie Strong said during Louisville’s annual media day in August that the defense needed to improve. With one game now in the books, I’d say the Cardinal defense more than stepped up to the challenge. One player in particular who really played well was sophomore linebacker James Burgess. “We took a lot of pride in stopping the run,” Burgess said following Louisville’s practice on Wednesday. “We talked about it all week in practice. Blankenship was a really good back. He rushed for 1,600 yards last year and we just focused on stopping the run.” “The number one thing we stressed in camp was to sto...

Coach Strong Pleased With The First Card March Crowd Of The Season

I don’t think it’s out of line to say that Charlie Strong gets upset when the Card March isn’t a success. Anytime there has been a lack-luster crowd since he’s been hired, Strong has found a spot to sneak in a comment about the lack of fans. He even went as far as comparing Louisville fans to the arch rival “Big Blue Nation,” last season following a poor showing for the...

Charlie Strong brings winning with core values to Louisville

Louisville coach Charlie Strong has instilled values along with winning in the Cardinals football program. The picture to the left is of a list on the wall in the Louisville media room. It displays the core values for the team which reads honesty, treat women with respect, no drugs, no stealing, and no guns as the key five factors.Strong has a 25-14 record at Louisville in three...

No. 8 Louisville ready to host Eastern Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky will take a short road trip to face a steep challenge Saturday at No. 8 Louisville. The Colonels travel 104 miles west to square off against the Cardinals, who believe they can play even than their season-opening 42-point rout of Ohio. Oddsmakers had listed Louisville as a 41-point favorite earlier in the week before removing the line. Still, EKU feels anything...

Teddy Bridgewater Given The Keys To The Car

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...

Noltemeyer waits in line at UofL

He’s a striking figure on the sidelines, with his red beard and Nordic features. He evokes instant images of the frontiersmen, the rugged individuals who struck out on their own during the pioneer days, heading west to look for gold in California. David Noltemeyer, however, is only looking for playing time with the University of Louisville football team. The 6-foot-4, 285...

Update from Hunter Bowles

University of Louisville tight end Hunter Bowles is out of brain surgery after 13 hours and tweeting: Brain surgery went well! Not feeling the best at all but being knocked out for 13 hours helps a lot, thank you everyone! — Hunter Bowles (@hbowles15) September 6, 2013

A Few AP Voters Still Not Buying Louisville’s Hype

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...

Jaylen Johnson has committed to Louisville

Rick Pitino has picked up his third commitment from the 2014 class. Jaylen Johnson, a 6-foot-9, forward from Ypsilani, Michigan verbally pledged to Louisville on Friday morning. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Louisville had been rumored to be the heavy favorite for Johnson since July. He is expected to take an official visit to Louisville on Sept. 20. Many expected him...

Heisman Trophy contenders: "Teddy Heisman" has a nice ring to it

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...

Louisville the choice for Jaylen Johnson

He is an excellent passer, a serious defender and a good shooter with all kinds of range. He is Jaylen Johnson, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward from Ypsilanti, Mich., and he is still growing. Most importantly, he is a University of Louisville Cardinal, having given his commitment to Rick Pitino to be a member of UofL’s 2014 basketball recruiting class. Keep your eyes on No. 10 in the video:

Strong stresses improvement

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.

E. Kentucky-Louisville Preview

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...

Corvin Lamb tears ACL, out for the season

Tough news today from Charlie Strong’s press conference as it was announced running back Corvin Lamb suffered a torn ACL during Louisville’s 49-7 win over Ohio U. Corvin rushed four times for 13 yards before suffering the injury. He is only a sophomore and I assume UofL will apply for a medical waiver for him. If there is a silver lining(s) for Corvin, it is A) he suffered the...

OSG College Football Crystal Ball Part 2

Eastern Kentucky at #8 Louisville What does Louisville head coach Charlie Strong think of Eastern Kentucky? “It’s a solid football team.” The Colonels did whip Robert Morris 38-6 last week.  Expect EKU to take the six figure check from Louisville and take a whoppin’ themselves Louisville 55, Eastern Kentucky 3 UAB at #9 LSU 13...

Audio: Charlie Strong on Jim Rome

Here is audio of Charlie Strong’s appearance on Tuesday’s Jim Rome show. Charlie discusses a bunch of topics, including the play of Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville’s performance against Ohio, and where UofL stacks up nationally. Audio courtesy of the Cardinal Connect.
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