Category Archives: Football

Beware In 2016: Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson

Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP

Here’s another great highlight from Coach Bobby Petrino & company. Enjoy!

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Trevon Young Update

Photo: GoCards.com

Photo: GoCards.com

We have been waiting for an update on Trevon Young’s condition and today was that day and it was not ideal. Trevon Young’s dad came out today and stated that the recovery time they were given was 8-12 months meaning we would miss the 2016 campaign. Then as I was typing this up Brian Hall released this:

Tough news for the kid and his family but he will get better and come back even stronger. Best wishes on a speedy recovery from those of us at CSZ & all of CardNation.

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UofL Team Interceptions Highlight Reel

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Another day, another Highlight reel released by University of Louisville Head Coach Bobby Petrino. Enjoy!

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2015 Louisville Football Highlight Reel

Photo: GoCards.com

Photo: GoCards.com

Today, Coach Bobby Petrino blessed with a highlight reel of the 2015 season. It was magnificent. Take the next 8 minutes and 21 seconds out of the day and watch this. Of course follow that up with the video of the high chair emcee I posted earlier here. (cheap pop) This gets me so pumped for Football even though It’s so far away. Thank you and Go Cards!

OC Garrick McGee on the 2016 Recruiting Class

Photo: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Garrick McGee speaks on the 2016 recruiting class. He was pretty pumped up at the signing day event as well when talking about Jawon Pass. I know you all are anxiously awaiting football as much as I am.

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Rodjay Burns could flip commitment back to Louisville

 

Rodjay Burns

Photo: Scout.com

On Monday afternoon, we saw 4-star wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick re-commit to Louisville after opening his recruitment back up, which is rare. Could we see a similar situation with Trinity star Rodjay Burns? The difference here is that Fitzpatrick opened his recruitment back up, while Burns switched his pledge from Louisville to Ohio State. Now, it seems like he could be wavering on that decision and realizing that the grass isn’t always greener.

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Lamar Thomas leaving UofL for UK

Lamar Thomas

Photo: Twitter

Well, the chatter began on Monday afternoon and I was going to wait until an official announcement was made. But this pretty much makes it official to me. Lamar Thomas will be leaving the University of Louisville (or has already left) to be the wide receivers coach for the University of Kentucky. His twitter bio pretty much solidifies that. By the way, the most recent retweet is pretty comical now.

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Desmond Fitzpatrick commits to Louisville

 

Desmond Fitzpatrick

Photo: 247 Sports

4-star wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick has just announced his commitment to the Louisville Cardinals…again. Fitzpatrick ultimately chose the Cards over Nebraska. This is a big-time get for Bobby Petrino!

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List of visitors for huge football recruiting weekend

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National Signing Day for college football is Wednesday, February 3, meaning that this is the final weekend of official visits for recruits before they sign the dotted line and choose where they will be attending school. In other words, this is a HUGE weekend for programs across the country, and Louisville is no exception. The Cards will be hosting commits, as well as recruits that have yet to make their verbal pledge anywhere. The weekend is highlighted by Jawon Pass and Desmond Fitzpatrick being on campus.

Here is a quick rundown of who will be in town this weekend. *Subject to change, as is everything with recruiting*

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Patrick Towles still wants to play Louisville

Patrick Towles.jpg

Photo: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Remember back in June of 2015 when (then) UK quarterback Patrick Towles put it out on Instagram that he could not wait to play Louisville again? It was pretty weird. He got outplayed big time by 3rd stringer Kyle Bolin the season before. The more awkward part is that by the time the game got here, he wasn’t even starting anymore. He did get in, and naturally threw an interception.

Towles transferred to Boston College, because clearly Kentucky was holding him back. As you know, Boston College is in the ACC and plays Louisville every year. It looks like when the schedules were announced on Tuesday afternoon, Towles took to Twitter to “Praise the Lord” for the date that Louisville and Boston College will meet.

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2016 ACC Football schedule released

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Photo: CardinalSportsZone.com

The ACC has just announced the schedule for the 2016 football season, so now we can begin to fill in the missing pieces of Louisville’s schedule. With that release, here is what we now know. Home games in bold.

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Bridgewater, Barnidge, Wood, and Dumervil named to Pro Bowl

NFL Pro Bowl

Photo: nbcsports.com

I am not sure when the last time is that you watched the NFL Pro Bowl, or when I watched it for that matter. But this Sunday (January 31), the 2016 version of the NFL’s “all-star” game will feature four former Louisville Cardinals. Teddy Bridgewater, Gary Barnidge, Eric Wood, and Elvis Dumervil will all be hanging out in Hawaii’s Aloha Stadium playing some football and representing their respective NFL teams, as well as the Cards of course.

They do things differently now. There is a draft, so it is not really the NFC vs AFC anymore. That draft happens Wednesday evening. Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin are the team captains and will pick their rosters. The game will be Sunday at 7:00 on ESPN.

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55™ (Episode 48)

55 season 3

 

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh CardNation, Don’t you Dare be sour, CLAP your hands for the podcast champ and feeeeeeeeeeeeel the POWERRRRRRRRRRRR! Sorry. If you don’t watch wrestling then you probably didn’t get that. My bad. But as you can tell I am super pumped to bring back the award-winning (I printed it out) longest running episodic post (the only) on CardinalSportsZone.com…..55. I have made some changes to the format. I am gonna bring you 4 quarters, or topics of conversation, and I will give my thoughts on the current state of affairs in CardNation. Without further adieu here are the most ridiculous, outlandish, interesting or just downright obnoxious things I have heard this week. THIS is 55…..

 

Quarter 1: This and That

-This week, and better yet this year have been hectic for your boy. I have been extremely busy. I have had a ton of people ask me: “Jeremy, is live with 55 over?” The long awaited answer is simply….no. I plan to stream the season premier of LiveWith55 in a few weeks. I got busy and realized I needed a small break. I will bring back the show just in time for the ACC Basketball Championship race.

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Western Kentucky football…aka Louisville South?

NCAA Football: Western Kentucky at Illinois

Photo: Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

There are two pretty good college football teams in this state. One of them, of course, is Louisville. The other sort of looks like another version of Louisville, and that is Western Kentucky. They are looking so much like another Louisville team that the question could be asked: is Western Kentucky becoming Louisville South? Now maybe not, because they are good enough on their own that they don’t really need to be compared to another in-state team. But I am mainly talking about how their roster is shaping up.

There are Louisville transfers, kids from the city of Louisville, and coaches from Louisville. Let’s take a look at all of the Louisville connections on the roster for the Hilltoppers in 2016 so far…

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Jawon Pass is “not wavering…still committed to Louisville”

Jawon Pass

Photo: Scout.com

National Signing Day is coming up on Wednesday, February 3rd. So when your big time commits take visits to powerhouse programs like an Alabama, some people get a little nervous. Now obviously, if you listened to Cardinal Sports Zone on 93.9 The Ville this past Saturday morning, you heard me say that a recruiting expert from down south was still believing that Pass was solid to Louisville, and to not make much of his visit to ‘Bama. If you didn’t listen, and you were freaking out, well then maybe it’s lesson learned?

Steve Jones of the Courier Journal spoke to Pass’ mother (Kershena Thomas) about the visit to see Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide. Here are a few things that she had to say about the trip and where the recruitment stood with Jawon.

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Rodjay Burns flips commitment from Louisville to Ohio State

Rodjay Burns.jpg

Photo: Scout.com

Louisville’s 2016 football recruiting class took a hit tonight when Trinity star Rodjay Burns flipped his commitment from the University of Louisville to Ohio State.

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Desmond Fitzpatrick trims list to four

Desmond Fitzpatrick

Photo: 247 Sports

Big time 2016 wide receiver recruit Desmond Fitzpatrick narrowed his list of schools to four today. Fitzpatrick is a former Louisville commit that decided to open his recruitment back up, which is perfectly within his rights as a high school recruit. If coaches can look for other jobs, then kids can look at other schools to be certain they make the right decision. But that is a topic for another day. Let’s see who Fitzpatrick’s final four teams are…

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Sheldon Rankins official highlights

Will miss this big fella. Good luck at the next level!

QB decommits from Louisville

tylinoden

247sports.com

Not really a huge surprise here, but Tylin Oden has decommitted from the Cards. He was pretty much considered a “soft verbal” after the commitment of Jawon Pass.

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Louisville gets running back commit for 2016

Dae Williams

Photo: tulsaworld.com

The Louisville Cardinals picked up another addition to the 2016 recruiting class on Thursday. Dae Williams, a running back out of Oklahoma, decided to commit to the Cards. Williams was committed to SMU until just a couple of days ago, following his official visit to the University of Louisville.

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