The transcript of Bobby Petrino’s time on Wednesday’s ACC teleconference is below. The Cards have a bye week, but there is still plenty to discuss. He talks about how close Lamar Jackson’s recruitment really was, the win over NC State, preparing for Florida State, and more!
I’m very proud of our win last week. It was a good job to go on the road in a hostile environment against a good team and get a win. I thought our defense played extremely well. Offensively, we played real well in the first half and then did enough in the second half to get the win. And then our special teams played well. We’ve got a bye week, we’re woking hard on the practice field, and certainly going to take advantage of all the time we get to work hard to prepare for a very good Florida State team.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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).
BOBBY PETRINO: Well, we’re coming off a tough loss at home against Clemson, a very good football team where our players competed extremely hard and got into position in the fourth quarter where we had an opportunity to win the game and just weren’t able to do it. We had a good practice yesterday, and our guys are working hard, and we’re anxious to get back on the field and play another game on Saturday.
Q. Kyle Bolin and Lamar Jackson you’ve used in the last couple of games on kind of that quarterback carousel, seeing which one is going to get things going. How do you look at it going forward with these two guys and what you’ve seen so far? Is it a two-quarterback system? Does one guy kind of show more than the other at this point?
Something that has appeared to be lost on some folks during Louisville’s 0-3 start is that James Quick, easily the most experienced returning wide receiver this season, has missed two full games and the end of the Auburn game. Although the freshmen receivers have been making plays, Quick’s experience has been missed. The Cards may get the junior back for this Saturday’s game against Samford.
The following exchange is from Wednesday’s ACC teleconference:
Bobby Petrino met with the media on Monday for about 20 minutes and discussed how he is handling being 0-3, the ongoing QB situation, Samford, and more.
Like I told the team, losing’s hard. It’s hard on you as an individual, it’s hard on you as a group. It challenges your attitude, it challenges your character, it challenges how you stay together and believe in each other. So you have to deal with all those things when you lose your first three games, and what we need to do is count on the leadership we have within the team, because we do have some guys who really care and really played hard the other night, put everything they could into the game. And I do like our attitude, but all those things are going to be challenged right now. So the number one job I have right now is to keep the team together, continue to focus, continue to work hard, and really the biggest thing for this week is to improve and focus on ourselves getting better. The issue is us, how we go about our business, how we play the game.
After dropping a tough game on Thursday to Clemson and falling to 0-3 on the season, the Louisville Cardinals have fallen all the way down to 12th in ESPN’s ACC Power Rankings for this week. The good news for the rest of the schedule? The Cards still play the teams that are ranked 10th, 11th, 13th, and 14th in these power rankings.