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Big Offensive Lineman from Alabama Commits to Louisville

Photo: 247 Sports

Photo: 247 Sports

The Louisville Cardinals are certainly making the offensive line a priority in the 2015 recruiting class. They just picked up a big commitment from Kenny Thomas, a 6’6 330 lb offensive lineman from Prattville, Alabama.

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JUCO Running Back Commits to Louisville

Photo: 247 Sports

Photo: 247 Sports

Bobby Petrino has just landed another commitment from a junior college player. This one is from running back Jeremy Smith, who plays for Fresno City College in California. Smith is a 3-star player on 247 Sports and they also rank him as the 6th best junior college running back in the country.

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JUCO Defensive End Commits to Louisville

Photo: Scout.com

Photo: Scout.com

Another one of this weekend’s visitors has committed to the Louisville Cardinals. This time it is Junior College defensive end Drew Bailey. He is from Atlanta, Georgia and plays for Pearl River Community College in Mississippi.

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Gerod Holliman to Enter 2015 NFL Draft

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Not shocking news, but it appears that Louisville safety Gerod Holliman will enter the NFL Draft next season.

From Bleacher Report:

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JUCO Offensive Lineman to Sign With Louisville

Photo: hudl.com

Photo: hudl.com

According to Mike Hughes of InsideTheVille.com, Louisville has landed a commitment from JUCO offensive lineman Justin Sandifer. He was one of the visitors that UofL hosted this weekend. Junior College players can sign with teams this coming Wednesday, and that is what Sandifer intends to do. So that should mean he and fellow JUCO offensive lineman Khalil Hunter will be on campus for spring ball.

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Jared Lorenzen Flips Off KFC Yum! Center

Photo: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen showed great class and respect with this tweet. Thanks for spending money in our city buddy.

Louisville Hosting Big Visitors Once Again

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

For the third weekend in a row, Bobby Petrino and his staff are hosting some impressive recruits on campus. There aren’t as many this weekend when it comes to quantity, but the quality sure is there. Let’s take a look at who will be in town this weekend.

*Like always, the “four recruiting sites” are Rivals, Scout, 247, and ESPN*

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Free Shipping on UofL Gear

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FansCloset.com is currently offering FREE SHIPPING on Louisville Cardinals merchandise! Just enter the code “CSZROCKS” at checkout for the deal. They still have a lot of men’s basketball National Championship apparel for anywhere from 20-50% off. That is a steal. You can never have too much National Championship stuff!

Mark Richt Talks Louisville to ACC Digital Network

Just a quick little interview here.

Football Autograph Session on December 17

Photo: cardinalsportszone.com

Photo: cardinalsportszone.com

From UofL:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football team will conduct a special autograph session on Wednesday, December 17 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Trager Indoor Practice Facility.

Anyone interested in attending the session can donate a toy that will benefit the Salvation Army, and be given to needy families during the Christmas holiday.

Fans are asked to limit items to be signed to two per person because of the long lines expected for autographs.

Bobby Petrino Talks About QB Situation Heading Into Belk Bowl

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Bobby Petrino did a short interview with the ACC Digital Network while at the Belk Bowl Press Conference on Wednesday. One thing that he was asked about was who would be lining up under center for the Cards. He says that Will Gardner will not be available, which we already knew. He then says that Reggie Bonnafon should be ready to go.

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4-star RB Has Louisville in Final 3

Photo: 247 Sports

Photo: 247 Sports

Ke’Shawn Vaughn is a 4-star (Rivals and 247 Sports) running back from Nashville, Tennessee and was leaning towards the hometown school, Vanderbilt, for quite a while. However, he just tweeted his final 3.

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Early 2015 Football Commit Has Scholarship Pulled

Photo: 247 Sports

Photo: 247 Sports

The following was posted on Rivals.com on Monday night and was tweeted out by Andrew Bone, who covers the state of Alabama for Rivals. Apparently, the Cards are parting ways with one of their early commitments in the 2015 class, offensive lineman Troy Thingstad.

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Geron Christian Commits to Louisville

Photo: hudl.com

Photo: hudl.com

The Louisville Cardinals just picked up another commitment for the 2015 class. Geron Christian, younger brother of UofL tight end Gerald Christian, has just committed to the Cards. He visited UofL’s campus the weekend of the Kentucky football game. He also has offers from Texas, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Miami, and more.

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Louisville Will Face Georgia in Belk Bowl

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

We now know where the Louisville Cardinals will go bowling this season. The Cards are headed to Charlotte, North Carolina to face the Georgia Bulldogs in the Belk Bowl.

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Jaire Alexander Flips from South Carolina to Louisville

Photo:  DWAYNE MCLEMORE

Photo: DWAYNE MCLEMORE

According to multiple media outlets, the Louisville Cardinals just picked up a commitment from 3-star cornerback Jaire Alexander. He was one of the visitor’s this weekend and came to town committed to South Carolina. As I said in the post that listed the visitors, this was one to watch out for.

He is listed at 6’0 and 175 lbs and is from Charlotte, North Carolina.

This gives the Cards 22 commitments for the class of 2015.

Click here for his hudl page with highlight videos. 

Kentucky Player: Petrino Said to Meet at the 50 Yard Line

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

You can’t make this stuff up. Well, I guess you could. That seems like the only logical explanation, only it’s not. Bud Dupree, a senior for Kentucky’s football team….well, I guess he isn’t on the team anymore since their season is over, but I digress…had some interesting comments today.

Dupree was a guest on KSR and had this to say about the scuffle before the game: “We heard through the grapevine that coach Petrino told his players to meet us at the 50 so we met ‘em there.”

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Louisville Football Hosting Big-Time Visitors This Weekend

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The regular season may be over, but recruiting season is in full swing for college football. Bobby Petrino and his staff will be hosting a crop of impressive visitors this weekend. Most of them are committed to other schools, so we will see if any of them flip to UofL. Let’s take a look at the list…

*Like always, the “four recruiting sites” are Rivals, Scout, 247, and ESPN*

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Final ACC Power Poll from the Digital Network

Jeff Fischel has been releasing a new power poll each week for ACC football on the ACC Digital Network. This is the final one of the season. Not a bad first year for Bobby Petrino and the Cards!

55 Season 2 Episode 12

55

 

This week on 55…………

We talk Kyle Bolin…yes Kyle Bolin. Basketball gears up for a big showdown with Ohio State. This week in Cardinal Athletics brings us to the end of another season and find out who made the All ACC teams in football. So without further adieu, get ready for the ride. Without further interruption, here are the things from this week that stood out to me the most. The most ridiculous, interesting and factual things I came across. This is the Mid-Season Finale of 55……….

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