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“Definitely a chance” RB Michael Dyer makes his return against FIU

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Louisville RB Michael Dyer missed the first three games of the season with an injury sustained in the Cards preseason scrimmage. Most expected Dyer to make his return last week against Virginia but that was not able to happen. After much anticipation it looks like Michael Dyer will make his return this Saturday when the Cards travel to FIU. Bobby Petrino met with the media today and had this to say about Dyer:

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Who fills Louisville Basketball’s last 2015 Scholarship?

Photo: Chris O'Meara/Associated Press

Photo: Chris O’Meara/Associated Press

Last night 5 star SG Antonio Blakeney announced his decommitment from Louisville (which shocked nobody). The Cards still have Donovan Mitchell, Deng Adel, and Raymond Spalding in the fold but will look to sign at least one more. Let’s take a look at the candidates to fill that spot.

Most Likely:

Photo: 247 Sports

Photo: 247 Sports

PJ Dozier

Position: PG/SG

6’7/ 180 lbs

The Cards were in a very good position to land Dozier before the commitment of Antonio Blakeney. Some believe the Cards may have even been very close to landing a commitment from the 6’7 guard. Dozier had a visit to Louisville set up for October 3rd but will now visit UNC that day. Dozier’s father told Steve Jones of the Courier Journal that the Dozier family had not heard from the Cards since AB commitment but would be open to listening to the Cards again. Many people including 2015 commit Donovan Mitchell have made it known that they would love to see Dozier in a Louisville jersey. The question now is can Pitino make it happen.

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Louisville Football Bowl Projections (9/15)

Tim Hagg/ CardinalSportsZone

Tim Hagg/ CardinalSportsZone

After taking a 23-21 loss to Virginia the Cards have dropped in a few of this weeks bowl projections. With that said the Cards still have many goals still in tact. One thing is for sure, being in the ACC should provide #CardNation with some intriguing possibilities come bowl season regardless of record.

CBS:

Music City Bowl (Dec. 30) vs Missouri

ESPN:

Sun Bowl (Dec. 27) vs Washington

Belk Bowl (Dec. 30) vs Tennessee

Sporting News:

TaxSlayer Bowl (Jan. 2) vs Florida

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Gametime and channel set for Wake Forest game

Tim Hagg/ CardinalSportsZone

Tim Hagg/ CardinalSportsZone

The ACC announced today that the Cards September 27th game against Wake Forest will kickoff at 3:30 pm ET. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU. We all called for no noon home kickoffs so get those tailgates ready!!

The Stemmys (My Midweek Awards)

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In this week’s edition of The Stemmys we touch on recruiting, Louisville Football and fantasy football!

The “Who’d you say can’t recruit?!” Award: Bobby Petrino

All we have heard is how Bobby isn’t getting it done on the recruiting trail. Well he shut that door this week with an emphatic SLAM!! Just this week alone Petrino landed former 4 star All-American WR Paul Harris and went into Bama country to steal 4 star LB Amonte Caban. The Cards now have the #27 class according to Rivals.com. Still say Bobby can’t recruit……….I’ll wait.

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wdrb.com

The Next Level Moment Award: Jeff Walz landing Asia Durr

This week Louisville Womens Basketball Coach Jeff Walz took the next step to winning a National Title when he landed the Nations #1 player Asia Durr. Walz has had some very talented teams while at Louisville but always seemed to be missing that one piece. Now Walz has that piece and the #1 recruiting class in the Nation. Ah I can see the Banner now.

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Louisville lands 4 star LB out of Alabama

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sportstalksc.com

Bobby Petrino and the Cards came out of nowhere today to land 4 star LB Amonte Caban.

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Incredible workout video with new Louisville commit Asia Durr!

If you haven’t heard, the nations #1 player Asia Durr is unreal!

Louisville Football moves up 4 spots to #21 in new AP poll

Tim Hagg/CardinalSportsZone

Tim Hagg/CardinalSportsZone

The Cards are still unranked in the Coaches Poll (sure to change with a win over UVA) but move up 4 spots in the lastest AP poll. The ACC has 4 teams in this weeks poll.

1
Record: 2-0
PV Rank

1

Points

1,463

2
Oregon (16)
Record: 2-0
3
1,415
3
Record: 2-0
2
1,334
4
Record: 2-0
4
1,303
5
Record: 2-0
5
1,236
6
Record: 1-0
6
1,201
7
Record: 2-0
9
1,101
8
Record: 2-0
10
1,043
9
Record: 2-0
14
1,039
10
Record: 2-0
12
1,029
11
16
815
12
Record: 2-0
11
779
13
Record: 1-1
7
751
14
Record: 2-0
15
703
15
Record: 1-1
13
592
16
Record: 2-0
17
570
17
Record: 2-0
38
532
18
Record: 1-1
18
391
19
Record: 2-0
20
285
20
Record: 2-0
24
237
21
Record: 2-0
25
234
22
Record: 1-1
8
222
23
Record: 1-1
23
206
24
Record: 1-1
21
199
25
35
179

Top Louisville Target Antonio Blakeney New Summer Mixtape

Our guys at Courtside Films continue their amazing work with this new summer mixtape of Antonio Blakeney. Blakeney was on campus this past weekend for an official visit and something tells us we may be seeing a lot more of him :).

Must See Video: 2015 Louisville RB Commit James Allen puts on a show in opener!

 

247sports.com

247sports.com

Louisville RB commit James Allen picked the Cards over offers from the likes of Tennessee, Miami, Ole Miss, and Arkansas and I think we will all be glad he did. As you read this post I assume you haven’t seen Allen run the ball just yet. If that is the case you are in for a treat. Click the link below and enjoy!

James Allen vs Forest High School 

 

 

Video: Lorenzo Mauldin gives game ball to Bobby Petrino

Great moment from after Mondays win over Miami. This should close the argument that the players don’t like playing for Bobby.

The Stemmys (My Midweek Awards)

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In this weeks edition of “The Stemmys” we will focus on the Cards 31-13 dismantling of the Canes.

Play of the week: Corvin Lamb TD

Lamb showed his amazing speed with this 97 yard kick return. Apart from being a great play it was just a great moment to see Lamb, who has battled back from injury, make the big play against his hometown school.

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The Cards beat the Canes (AGAIN) and Lamar Thomas wants everyone to know it!

miamiherald.com

miamiherald.com

Louisville assistant coach and former Miami Hurricane receiver Lamar Thomas has always had his fair share of swag. This week however after the Cards beat the Canes (again) he showed that swag is still in full effect. Thomas took to twitter this week to talk to the haters.

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Louisville Mens Basketball Red/White Games Announced. (Dates & Time)

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galleries.courant.com

UofL SID Kenny Klein announced today via twitter that the Louisville Mens Basketball team  has set the dates and times for their annual Red/White Scrimmages.

The Cards are loaded again and this should be the start of what looks to be another special season.

4 Star QB commits to Louisville

247sports.com

247sports.com

Elite 4 Star QB Lamar Jackson (2015) announced via Twitter that he will be a Louisville Cardinal.

Jackson chose the Cards over offers from Auburn, Clemson, FSU, Ohio St., South Carolina, and Georgia. Rated as a duel threat QB Jackson passed for 1,740 yards and 25 TD’s while rushing for 1,401 yards and 16 TDs last season. Louisville assistant Lamar Thomas was the point man on landing Jackson.

Lamar Jackson has been a hot name on the recruiting trail as of late and plans on making an impression early. Jackson’s Coach told Steve Jones of the Courier Journal, “I don’t know what Louisville has as far as quarterbacks (returning in 2015),” the coach said. “All I can tell you is they better be real, real good. Because if not, you’re going to see a freshman quarterback.” Can’t wait to see this kid in PJCS! Follow Lamar Jackson on Twitter @Tito_LJackson

Huge recruiting weekend for Jeff Walz including the Nations #1 player (Video)

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According to SwishAppeal.com the #1 player in the nation Asia Durr is one of five visitors on Louisville’s campus this weekend.

From SwishAppeal.com:

Per multiple reports, the nation’s number one prospect, Asia Durr, is visiting Louisville this weekend. Other players that are on official visits with the Cardinals are 6-foot-5 post Erin DeGrate, top-euro guard Angela Salvadores. Current commits Taja Cole and Brianna Jones are in town this weekend as well.

Durr (#1 player) narrowed her list to Louisville, Duke, Baylor, Notre Dame, and Maryland while DeGrate (top 50 player) is looking at Baylor, Kansas, Louisville, Texas Tech, Washington, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.

Asia Durr Mixtape

The Stemmys (My Midweek Awards)

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This is the first installment of The Stemmys. Every Wednesday I will put out my list of weekly awards given to those that have earned them. The amount and names of awards may differ each week but they are sure to be entertaining!

Mr. Truthful Award: Josh Shaw (USC CB)

Shaw is an on the field leader for the Trojans but his actions this week went even further. Shaw sprained both ankles while jumping in a pool to save his drowning nephew…..Wait what is that..

….Well this is awkward.

The “You have got to be kidding me?!” Award: The Miami Hurricanes

The Cards open up with the Miami Hurricanes this week and both teams are ready to play! The Cards look to start off in the ACC the right way and the Canes want revenge because they feel……………Disrespected? Miami claims that the Cards talked to much trash and tried to “run the score up”. Cry me a flipping river!!

So lets get this straight THE U, the team that has a 30 for 30 about how much they run their mouth is upset about big bad Louisville talking too much? This should tell you all you need to know haha. Looking forward to that blowout Monday.

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Jaylen Johnson officially enrolled at Louisville

highschoolsports.mlive.com

highschoolsports.mlive.com

According to Jeff Greer of the Courier Journal Louisville freshman Jaylen Johnson is now enrolled at the school.

https://twitter.com/jeffgreer_cj/status/503894427203817472

The Cards are expecting the 6’9 Johnson to give them minutes on the floor this season. Johnson is a versatile PF that will help back up Montrezl Harrell and could see limited minutes at the 3. Johnson will be behind the other freshman but seems to have been working hard on condition and ball skills while awaiting this process. All of the Cards 2014 class are now on campus.

New Donovan Mitchell Mixtape (2015 Louisville Commit)

Our guys at Courtside Films are back with another great mix tape. The Cards look like they may have gotten the steal of the 2015 class with Donovan Mitchell. Sit back and enjoy! #L1C4

 

Miami fans plan to wear White on Sept. 1st BUT don’t plan on seeing many of them

blog.allcanes.com

blog.allcanes.com

PJCS is sure to be one of the most electric atmospheres we have ever witnessed on Sept 1st when the Canes come to town. CardNation will be out in full force for the “BlaccOut”, but one thing may be missing……..Miami Fans. According to the Palm Beach Post the Cards home field advantage could be enormous.

From Article (Matt Porter):

Louisville is asking its fans to wear black for the Sept. 1 season-opener. Miami fans will likely counter by wearing white. But don’t expect too many to be there.

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