Category Archives: Football
The ACC has announced that Louisville’s game at Florida state on October 17th will kickoff at noon. TV has not yet been determined, but it will either be on ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2. The network will be determined after games are played on October 10.
Louisville is off this Saturday. Florida State hosts Miami.
Jeff Nunn would like to help Louisville fans get through this bye week and remind you that there are still seven games to be played this season (at least). Check out this highlight video of the first five games of the season! Follow Jeff on twitter @UofLNunn
ESPN puts out a weekly power rankings list for the ACC. Although the rankings essentially don’t mean anything, it is good for conversation and good to see where the writers that cover the conference for ESPN see where your team stacks up. I believe I posted their power rankings from a couple of weeks ago and Louisville was 11th in the conference. They are making their way up the list now…
Louisville freshman Lamar Jackson put up some more impressive numbers on Saturday at NC State. He had 103 passing yards, 121 rushing yards, and two total touchdowns. Here are his highlights from the game.
I can’t remember a weekend in recent memory involving UofL sports that struck so many different emotions: anger, sadness, confusion, happiness, relief, comfort. In true Rick Pitino hyperbole, I will say that this was the craziest weekend in all my years on this planet. (It wasn’t, but hyperbole can be fun) There was the scandal news that broke on Friday, a huge football win on Saturday, and also real live basketball at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday as well. It was a back-and-forth of emotion.
This is the first chance I have really gotten to get on here and type something out this weekend, other than posting quick videos that don’t take much time to do. I still hope to post something individually for both the football game and basketball scrimmage. The scandal? Eh, not sure I (or any of us) have enough information to even form an opinion yet, but I will get into that here. So basically, this will just be a quick summary of how the weekend was for me, and probably for some of you too. I will try to expand on these topics soon. Until then, here is how the weekend went…
Bobby Petrino spoke to the media after yesterday’s 20-13 win over NC State. Video and transcript below.
The Cards picked up a much needed win on Saturday at NC State. Check out the highlights!
Todd Grantham and Keith Brown met with reporters after practice on Wednesday and previewed the NC State game. Check out the video below. HUGE game on Saturday!
If you are like me, you are so jacked up for this game on Saturday that you are wanting to watch as much stuff about NC State as possible just to learn about them and have a better feel for the opponent heading into the game. Here is a video of their head coach’s show from this week. It is like their version of our “Inside the Cards” with Coach Petrino. Learn more about the team and program, or skip to around the 24:30 mark when they start talking a little bit about Louisville.
DAVE DOEREN: You know, excited to be back in Carter-Finley. Been on the road for two games. Proud of our team for finding a way to play really good football on the road. Thought we executed at South Alabama. After the first drive they went down and scored, we responded with a big kickoff return, and unfortunately that was called back, and then the offense responded with 28 unanswered points, and then the defense didn’t let them back in the end zone. I thought our response to adversity was really good. A lot of guys played in the game, and I think everybody on the trip played. When you can get four games in a row where you’re backup quarterback and a lot of your backup players get valuable game experience, it’s really good for the future of your program and for potential injuries that may come. Moving forward, looking forward to starting ACC play and playing Louisville, who had a good win last week, good football team that looks like they’ve settled in on Jackson, the athlete at quarterback that can really run and does a lot of things with his feet, and they have a lot of good young athletes. Defensively Coach Grantham does a really good job with their defense and presents a challenge with their pressure packages, and D-line wise, one of the better D lines that we’ll probably face this year, great defensive tackles and long, athletic ends that can run, and a secondary that leads the nation in interceptions. Louisville definitely presents a great challenge to our football team, and we look forward to having them here in Carter-Finley on Saturday, and hopefully the weather will hold off and we can get a great game in. Any questions?
BOBBY PETRINO: We’re looking forward to going on the road and playing a very good North Carolina State team, a team that’s playing really good defense. They’re big and physical up front. Their linebackers really run and tackle. Basically, the same secondary guys that we played against a year ago. They’re also playing very good offense. I think their running backs are running really hard, big offensive front. Jacoby Brissett is doing a nice job of running their offense, being very efficient and accurate and completing a lot of passes. It’s a great challenge for us and certainly one we’re looking forward to.
Q. The environment after the first win, obviously, it was some time coming. Once the team got that, just the locker room after the game, how the team’s responded in practice, and what that’s done for you at this point going into the next game?
*UPDATE 5:45 p.m. – ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reports that Shadrach Thornton has been dismissed from the program.*
Shadrach Thornton, NC State’s second leading rusher, was charged with failure to stop and render aid and failure to provide information on Tuesday night, according to WRAL.com.
Although he never played a down as a member of the ACC, Chris Redman did play for the Louisville Cardinals, who are now in the ACC. That is all that he needs to be inducted into the 2015 ACC Legends Class. The ACC announced the class on Tuesday, which is headlined by Tony Dorsett, Clinton Portis, and Warrick Dunn.
From the ACC:
Offensive Coordinator Garrick McGee and wide receiver James Quick met with the media after practice on Tuesday. McGee talked about what Quick brings to the team, Lamar Jackson, the new guys on the offensive line, and more. Quick talks about what went through his mind when he got hurt, how important the NC State game is, the focus in practice this week, and more.
Bobby Petrino met with the media on Monday to discuss the upcoming game against NC State. He talks Lamar Jackson, updates Jeremy Smith’s injury, the offensive line, and more.
Transcript from GoCards.com
The opening line is out from VegasInsider.com, and NC State is a 5 point favorite against Louisville this Saturday. The Wolfpack are 4-0 heading into the game, but have not really been tested. They beat Troy (49-21), Eastern Kentucky (35-0), Old Dominion (38-14), and South Alabama (63-13).
Quick comments from Lamar Jackson, Reggie Bonnafon, Trumaine Washington, and Chucky Williams.
Coach Petrino’s press conference after Louisville’s 45-3 over Samford on Saturday.
Opening statement: We did what we were supposed to do. We were supposed to perform well and win the game. I was happy for our players. I know the last three weeks have been hard on them. I was very proud of the way they approached the week and how hard we worked. The good attitude that we had. I do think we improved in practice this week. I think they had fun out on the field tonight. It was good to get the turnovers early by our defense and then offensively be able to take advantage of it. So it was a good win and now we’ve got to get ready for next week’s game.
Q: What was different about the performance tonight? Is this kind of the rhythm you’d like for your offense to have?
A tradition unlike any other: the CSZ/RRTG Tailgate of the Week. It is becoming an award that people are hoping to win, and it has only been given out three times! On Saturday afternoon, I walked around the Old Cardinal Stadium parking lot with James and Josh of the Red Rage. We even visited the frats, but then quickly realized the trophy would probably be broken before it ever made it back to their frat house.