Louisville Football Has Plenty Of Options At The Tight End Position

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsAfter marinating on the return of Louisville Head Coach Bobby Petrino many began to evaluate the differences with him at the helm versus the previous regime. One of the obvious was the usage of the Tight End position; and Louisville had the perfect guy in highly heralded Gerald Christian. While he finished tied for the team lead with five touchdowns and...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Only One Team Will Have More Players At The NFL Draft Combine Than Louisville

Photo: Pete CautilliThe Louisville football program had major representation in the 2014 NFL Draft with three players selected in the first round. The Cards may not get three first rounders in 2015, but they have set a program record with 11 former players being invited to the NFL Draft Combine. Florida State is the only school that has more players participating in the annual combine...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN Ranks Louisville Football No. 25 In Their Way Too Early Rankings For 2015

Photo: Pete CautilliWe’re still a good seven months away from kicking off the 2015 college football season, but the folks at ESPN are already gearing up. Mark Schlabach of the four letter network released his “Way Too Early Top 25″ rankings for next season. The Louisville Cardinals came in at No. 25. 25. Louisville Cardinals 2014 record: 9-4, 5-3 ACC Returning starters:...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Eight Louisville Players Have Been Invited To The 2015 NFL Draft Combine

AP Photo/Dave MartinThe University of Louisville football program had some major representation in last year’s NFL Draft. Louisville was one of just three programs to have three players drafted in the first round. It’s highly unlikely that we see three Cardinals taken in the first round of this year’s draft, but we may see more players drafted overall than we did a year ago...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Louisville WR Gerald Christian Makes Sweet One-Handed Catch to Get Louisville on the Board

Louisville tight end Gerald Christian got a chance to do what every tight end hopes to do in his final game Tuesday night. After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter against Georgia in the Belk Bowl he got the chance to get his team on the board with an 11-yard pass from Kyle Bolin--but it wasn't just any catch.It was an absolute beauty of a one-handed grab between defenders! Read more »
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Seven Cardinals Honored By ACC Football Coaches

Photo: Pete Cautilli On Wednesday morning the ACC released the annual All Conference Team’s voted on by the league’s coaches. A total of seven Louisville players were honored by the ACC coaches, with two being named to the league’s All First Team. Here is an excerpt from the official release from UofL. Senior offensive tackle Jamon Brown and senior wide receiver DeVante...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerald Christian’s Younger Brother Has Committed To Louisville

Photo: 247 Sports Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football program picked up their second commitment in three days on Tuesday morning. Geron Christian, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound, offensive tackle from Ocala, FL., informed the Louisville staff of his verbal pledge shortly before 10 AM. Christian was previously committed to Miami, but decided to reopen his recruiting at the end of November...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Parker, Holliman, Mauldin & Christian Getting Love From NFL Draft Analysts

Photo: Pete Cautilli With just four weeks left in the 2014 college football regular season, veteran NFL Draft scout Matt Miller has released his updated prospect rankings. DeVante Parker (#13), Gerod Holliman (#21) and Lorenzo Maudlin (#46) are ranked as top 50 overall prospects. Gerald Christian didn’t make the top 50, but was ranked as one of the top ten draft eligible tight...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pick 6: Six Takeaways from Louisville’s 42-31 loss to Florida State

First off, I would like to thank everyone that came out to Drake’s Paddock tonight for the game. Great crowd and congrats to our giveaway winners. If only the Cards would have pulled off the upset. Now to my six takeaways. The Start – You could not have asked for a better start. And I’m saying that even though the Cards did not punch it in after DeVante Parker’s big play...
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State Head Coach Dave Doeren Previews Louisville

Photo: Getty Images North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren spoke with the media earlier this week to preview Saturday’s match-up with Louisville. The Wolfpack are having some tough times as of late and have lost three consecutive games. To make matters worse, seven players, including two starters have been suspended for Saturday’s game for a BB gun incident. Here is the...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

If INT’s Counted As Receptions, Gerod Holliman Would Be Louisville’s Fourth Leading Receiver

Photo: Pete Cautilli Offensive yardage has been at a premium for Louisville’s wide receiving core this year.  The A.F.R.O.S have been constricted this season, amid The Cardinals seemingly two dimensional offense.  Louisville’s balanced rushing attack has consistently found strides against a myriad of opponents during this season. The passing attack has not been as fortunate...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville 28 – Syracuse 6: Cards Get Revenge In Up-State New York

Brett Carlsen – Getty Images Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals moved to 5-1 on the season on Friday evening with a 28-6 road win over the Syracuse Orange. For the third consecutive week we saw a very similar outcome. The defense was dominant and the offense did just enough to get by. To be fair, the offense was better against Syracuse than they were last week against...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Glimpses of Louisville promise admidst miscues in 28-6 win over Syracuse

The University of Louisville won a football game over Syracuse 28-6 Friday in a game that will be remembered by some for far too many fumbles, interceptions and fumbles. Between all the miscues, however, there were some remarkable performances. How about a UofL defense that would allow Syracuse only 70 yards rushing, far below their heretofore average of 220 yards per game. Stopping...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Petrino Looking To See More From The Passing Game

Photo: JD Coffey I think we can all agree that stats throughout the first two games of the season aren’t worth much. In my opinion, you need at least three or maybe four games before you can accurately evaluate a team with the stat sheet. That said, I’d be lying if I said that I expected Louisville’s passing attack to be ranked sixth in the ACC after just two games. The running...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville vs. Murray State: Predicted MVP’s

Photo: The Cardinal Connect Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinal football program will take on the Murray State Racers in their second game of the 2014 season this evening. Given the fact that this is the one annual game against an FCS opponent, it’s a little tough to predict who’ll be the MVP’s, considering it could be anyone really. That said, here are two players that...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Ball = More Production From The Tight End Position

Photo: JD Coffey One of the few areas of ‘frustration’ for me last football season was what I perceived (and still do) to be an under-utilization of Gerald Christian. A seemingly very talented tight end logged just 28 receptions in 2013, an average of 2.1 per game, in an offense that averaged over 23 completions per game. With 4 touchdowns and 426 yards on the season, 15.21...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Record 55,428 see Louisville thump Miami, 31-13

    The atmosphere was electric on an historic night for the University of Louisville, the first game for the football program as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Watterson Expressway was already backed up at the Crittenden Drive exit, an hour before the traffic patrols would arrive and three hours before kickoff. The Green Lot was near capacity, too, except for...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville makes ACC debut with convincing victory over Miami

  Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's second coaching stint at the school. Despite the 18-point margin...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes lose season opener in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's second coaching stint at the school. Despite...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes lose season opener in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's second coaching stint at the school. Despite...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The First Official Louisville Football Depth Chart Of The Season

Photo: The Cardinal Connect The first official depth chart of the 2014 Louisville football season was made available to the media on Monday afternoon prior to Bobby Petrino’s press conference. No real surprises overall. We’ll have a full recap from Petrino’s presser posted later today. Offense Tight end 19 – Gerald Christian 89 – Keith Towbridge 80 – Charles Standberry...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Football Position Preview: Tight Ends

Photo: Petey Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect For the first time in nearly a decade, the tight end position will be viewed as one of the key components for the Louisville Cardinal offense. No disrespect to the tight ends that have played for Louisville in recent years, but until Gerald Christian transferred in from Florida, the program hasn’t had a ton of talent at the position...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

8 Takeaways From Louisville Football Media Day

Photo: J.D. Coffey – The Cardinal Connect The Louisville football program conducted their annual media day on Saturday morning at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Coach Petrino spoke to the media for around 45 minutes while each assistant coach had their own media stations throughout the press box. A handful of the players also spoke with the media. Here are ten takeaways from Saturday...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tough decision leads Robert Clark from UofL to Samford

Robert Clark, who would have been a senior wide receiver on the University of Louisville football team, is transferring, taking his talents to Samford University.  He could be missed because he’s a talented receiver with good hands and great speed. Clark, remember, transferred to UofL along with Gerald Christian, another wide receiver from the University of Florida in 2011...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Cardinals Added To Prestigious National Award Watch Lists

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect With the 2014 College Football season right around the corner, the annual award watch lists are starting to be released. On Monday afternoon three Louisville Cardinals found their names among the prestigious lists. On Tuesday morning two more were added to national watch lists. Senior wide receiver DeVante Parker was named to the Maxwell Award...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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