The Sampler Platter: 5 unique games to watch this weekend

The magical time is upon us. College football is back for it’s 146th season, and week one is shaping up to be a slambang fun time for fans across the country. You’ve read lists aplenty telling you the biggest games to watch, so we’ll take it in a different direction with five games of varying importance and intrigue that will make the opening week of 2015 one of the best season...
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Louisville's Petrino seeks strong follow-up to 9-4 debut

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Bobby Petrino has some wins in hand entering his second season as Louisville's coach even before his Cardinals open Saturday against No. 6 Auburn in Atlanta. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and offensive counterpart Garrick McGee passed up opportunities with the NFL's Oakland Raiders and Oklahoma respectively to keep the coaching staff intact as it aims...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

College Football Picks Week One 2015

Last year was a betting disaster in college football -- I finished right at .500 with an impressive 3-17 stretch mixed in. But since that disaster of a football season I've been pretty hot with my picks in the NBA and golf. Will the run continue? We'll see. Generally my picks will go up on Wednesday morning every week. But this week I'm posting them on Monday because there's no Starting...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Football Unranked In Preseason AP Poll

Photo: Pete CautilliWith the 2015 college football season 11 days away, the preseason Associated Press Top 25 Poll was released over the weekend. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to find that Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals were not ranked in the top 25 of the poll. It’s not that the Cards don’t have the talent, but most of the national media hasn’t projected Louisville...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated Tabs Louisville As A Sleeper To Make College Football Playoff

Photo: Pete CautilliWith the college football season just a few weeks away, Sports Illustrated has released their list of sleepers for year’s CFB Playoff. SI lists Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals as one of six potential dark-horse’s. Below is an excerpt from what Sports Illustrated had to say about the Cards. Louisville After a successful debut season in the ACC...
Via The Cardinal Connect
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Unranked In Preseason Coaches Poll

Photo: Grant Halverston – GettyIt’s that time of year again, folks. As we continue to countdown the days, hours and minutes until the 2015 college football season starts, the various preseason polls will be revealed. On Thursday afternoon the annual AmWay Preseason Coaches Poll was revealed. Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals did not land in the top 25, but they did receive...
Via The Cardinal Connect
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Petrino says Louisville on par with Clemson, FSU

The Louisville Cardinals have continued to play solid football in the team’s second stint under coach Bobby Petrino, who returned last season after initially leaving to coach the Atlanta Falcons, Arkansas and Western Kentucky, and Petrino seems to have a high opinion of the team to which he has returned. According to ESPN’s Joe Schad, Petrino believes that Louisville is on the...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

“Buzz” Is Just One Of Many B-Words For Arkansas

The early-1980s Miami Dolphins gave football the Killer Bees: Baumhower, Barnett, Blackwood, Bokamper, Bowser, Betters, and Brudzinski. The 2015 Arkansas Razorbacks carry just as many B-words, but the college football world is waiting to see if the Hogs kill or are killed. Either way, this team is going to represent one of the more notable stories of the coming season. The Razorbacks...
Via The Student Section
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Devonte Fields Is One Of Three Players Still Waiting To Be Cleared

Photo: Pete CautilliBobby Petrino had a formal media briefing on Tuesday morning at the ACC Kickoff followed by a sit down with the local media members who traveled to Pinehurst, N.C. One of the more notable takeaways from Petrino’s conversation with the media was that there are still three players who have yet to be cleared by the NCAA. The most notable name is Devonte Fields...
Via The Cardinal Connect
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisville Picks Up Running Back That Was Previously Committed To Notre Dame

Photo: ESPNBobby Petrino and his staff picked up their roster addition of the week on Thursday afternoon. Mike Hughes of Inside The Ville reports that former Notre Dame & Arkansas commit, Jamel James, a 6-foot, 240-pound, running back will join the Louisville program as a preferred walk-on. James was originally a member of the 2013 recruiting class and committed to both Notre...
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina high school bans Bobby Petrino after pulled scholarship

A South Carolina high school is pretty upset with Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino after he basically pulled the rug out from under a school running back that committed to the college last summer. Irmo (S.C.) Dutch Fork running back Matt Colburn's scholarship was pulled two days before National Signing Day. "He (Petrino) won't be able to recruit my school anymore, and I imagine...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisville Football National Signing Day Primer

Photo: Pete CautilliBobby Petrino will officially welcome this second recruiting class since taking over the Louisville football program for the second time on Wednesday. Petrino is expected to have a press conference at 4:30 this afternoon to discuss his latest class. We’ll be sure to keep updated. Here is a list of the players that are expected to sign with Louisville today....
Via The Cardinal Connect
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Oklahoma Targeting Garrick McGee To Become Their Next Offensive Coordinator

Photo: Pete CautilliTurnover within college football coaching staff’s is at an all time high these days. It’s actually very rare to keep an entire coaching staff intact in between seasons. Not only do some coaches get relieved of their duties, some also get better opportunities with other programs. As of right now, Bobby Petrino’s staff is still in place, but according to reports...
Via The Cardinal Connect
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Petrino’s First Recruiting Class Ranked Higher Than Any Of Charlie Strong’s

Photo: Pete Cautilli When Bobby Petrino replaced Charlie Strong in January most fans didn’t see there being much of a drop off. Petrino is a proven winner and had the winningest run of any Louisville coach during his first tenure with the program. With all that said, Charlie Strong took the program to a new level on the recruiting front. In his four seasons at Louisville, Strong...
Via The Cardinal Connect
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bowl Season: 10 realistic bowl matchups we wanted to see… But won’t

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect Author @TheCoachBart There are about 800 bowls represented by 700 companies we have no idea even exist. So you’re bound to get some salty good matchups almost by default. However, you’re also bound to be on your porch with a bottle in a paper bag glass of wine gazing into the sky wondering if they’re thinking about you the way you’re...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Petrino grabs Kentucky assistant by shirt during scuffle

This year’s battle for the Governor’s Cup doesn’t kick off until noon, but we’ve already had a skirmish between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Louisville Cardinals. Somehow, players from both teams met up at midfield and exchanged words during warmups, which led to a minor scuffle between the Wildcats and the Cardinals. Check it out: Apparently even the coaching staffs...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wikipedia already knows Florida's next coach: It's Bobby Petrino!

The good people at Wikipedia aren't wasting any time with Florida's search for a new football coach (Will Muschamp plans to step down at season's end). The widely popular, but sometimes-lampooned Web site has already declared Louisville's Bobby Petrino as the Gators' new exhalted leader. Click here to see the humorous entry. And that, frankly, would probably shock the powers-at-be...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU Has Everyone Rooting for Bobby Petrino

In the strangled moral universe that is college football, it's come to this -- everyone is rooting for Bobby Petrino's Louisville Cardinals to upset the Florida State Seminoles. That's a couple of weeks after every college football fan was rooting for Notre Dame to beat FSU. Yep, it's taken FSU's moral quagmire to turn Notre Dame into a embraceable team and Bobby Petrino into a saint...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Week Six College Football Polls: Louisville Receiving Votes In Both Polls

Photo: Pete Cautilli Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals haven’t been able to sneak back into the top 25 of each of the major polls (AP Poll & Coaches Poll), but fortunately they’re now receiving votes in both polls for the first time since the Virginia loss. After five weeks of football, the ACC isn’t doing so hot. Florida State is still ranked No. 1 the AP Poll...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Comparing Will Gardner’s Debut Performance To Previous Petrino Quarterbacks

Photo: Pete Cautilli Louisville starting quarterback Will Gardner wasn’t flawless in Monday’s season opener, but overall, I thought he played just fine. As a matter of fact, after rewatching the game on TV last night, Gardner actually played better than I initially remembered. The Georgia native has some extremely large shoes to fill, considering he’s replacing arguably the...
Via The Cardinal Connect
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Local Pizzeria Offering Up 'Penny a Point' Pizza if Arkansas Can Beat Auburn

Ever since Bobby Petrino left its been tough sledding for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Under John L. Smith they were just 4-8 in 2012 and last year they were not any better at 3-9 under Brett Bielema. The 2014 season is a new year though. With that comes a renewed hope for excellence and success in the coming year.A local pizzeria has so much hope in the team that they are willing to...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Bobby Petrino already feuding with his $5 million DC at Louisville?

According to a report, the new Bobby Petrino era at Louisville has already hit its first rough patch. As part of a notebook column published Monday, Sports Illustrated had a section on Louisville that reported new head coach Bobby Petrino is feuding with new defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. From SI's report: Sources with ties to the Cardinals’ football program and Petrino said...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville, Petrino begin second chapter together

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Other than grayer hair and a few wrinkles, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino doesn't look much different from his first go-round with the Cardinals. The 53-year-old quickly notes that he has changed in other ways. Humbled by an off-field incident resulting in his firing at Arkansas in April 2012, he understands that second chances don't come easy or often - particularly...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: A shock in Little Rock

There are just three weeks until college football season kicks off and one of the interesting debates is which team will get shocked in the first week or two. It happens every year and with the recent news on autonomy arriving for the Big 5 conferences, it’s important to remember that the teams outside of the Big 5 can still bring it when given the opportunity. Our Sun Belt preview...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: A shock in Little Rock

There are just three weeks until college football season kicks off and one of the interesting debates is which team will get shocked in the first week or two. It happens every year and with the recent news on autonomy arriving for the Big 5 conferences, it’s important to remember that the teams outside of the Big 5 can still bring it when given the opportunity. Our Sun Belt preview...
Via Bloguin Best
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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