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Michael Dyer to start at RB against FSU

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

After rushing for 173 yards and a TD on 24 carries last week against NC State, Michael Dyer is now listed as the starting RB for the Cards.

Florida St. will bring there 23 game winning streak and a #1 or #2 ranking into PJCS next Thursday. One thing the Cards can capitalize on is a Noles rush defense that is giving up 140 plus yards a game. There is a good chance Dyer could reintroduce himself to the nation on Oct. 30th.

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Bobby Petrino and Will Gardner Preview NC State

Bobby Petrino and Will Gardner met with the media on Monday afternoon to recap the loss at Clemson and preview the upcoming game against NC State. The videos are from thecrunchzone.com.

Louisville vs Clemson: Looking at the Glass as Half Empty and Half Full

Glass

Now that a few hours have passed since the game ended, I feel like sitting down to write about it. I have gotten much better over the years as to how I take losses. I do realize that I have no impact on the game whatsoever, and it is just that, a game. It is entertainment and a distraction from everyday life and real problems. So realizing that helps move on from losses. However, getting back to being the huge fan that I am, this one hurt!

In every game, there are good things and bad things that happen. This game seemed to be full of both. I would normally get on here and write about how things are just fine and this team will be ok, and no worries. That is just how I am now, Mr. Optimistic. The proof of that is that a few minutes after the game ended, a text came in that started with “I know you are the positive fan but…”

But I won’t be 100% positive talk here. I will address the problems that stuck out to me, no need to hide from them. So I will look at things from both sides. And since I am the positive one, I would prefer to end my post on the good things, so let’s go ahead and get the bad stuff out of the way. Before my negativity starts, just know that I still 100% support this team, including coaches and players. I love my Cards and one halfway critical post does not change that.

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WR Cameron Polk Dismissed From Team

Cameron Polk

It was confirmed late Friday night that freshman wide receiver Cameron Polk has been dismissed from the University of Louisville football team. Polk received a drug citation from university police on Wednesday.

“Cameron Polk has been dismissed from the team,” U of L coach Bobby Petrino said in a statement to The Courier-Journal. “I do feel, however, that it is important that we provide him with the help and support needed to help him with his problems.”

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Louisville vs Clemson: Links From the Week

Photo: John Powell/Sideline Carolina

Photo: John Powell/Sideline Carolina

Unless you are subscribed to our e-mail list, which sends you an e-mail every time a new post is made on CardinalSportsZone.com, there may be some things you miss during the week. By the way, getting on that e-mail list is a GREAT idea, not to mention easy. On that column there on the right (on the full site), there is a section called “Follow CSZ via email.” Just click “follow” and get signed up. It is a great way to keep up if you can’t always check out the site to see if there are new articles.

Now back to this. If you missed things during the week, or even if you didn’t but want a page with all of the links about Louisville-Clemson from the week that we posted, here it is for you. This way you don’t have to go search if you want to see things like the depth chart or Bobby Petrino’s press conference previewing Clemson. It is all listed below. If anything else gets posted today about the game, I will add it on here too. Hope this makes things easier for you. Go Cards!

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Clemson fans already camping out for the Cards

ClemsonTigers.com

ClemsonTigers.com

According to this tweet it looks like the Cards are going to walk into one of the wildest atmospheres they have seen in awhile. Clemson fans took offense to Bobby’s comments (or lack thereof) earlier this week and look to make sure it is rocking. Hey it’s no Syracuse but it’ll be cute I suppose. #BeatClemson

Bobby Petrino and Dabo Swinney ACC Teleconference Transcripts

Photo: CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: CardinalSportsZone.com

Here are the transcripts from Wednesday’s ACC teleconference for Bobby Petrino and Dabo Swinney.

Bobby Petrino – Louisville

BOBBY PETRINO: We’re coming off a good road win at Syracuse where we had to fight hard to win the game in the fourth quarter, which I thought was really good for our football team. Defensively we’re playing at a very high level. Offensively we continue to get better, so I’m excited about the improvements we made. We know we have a great challenge ahead of us going in to play at Clemson, which is a very loud atmosphere and a great crowd. But we look forward to the challenge.

Q. Is DeVante fully cleared for this Saturday or are you waiting on a few for things?

BOBBY PETRINO: Yeah, we’re kind of waiting on that. He came out for practice yesterday. He didn’t go the entire practice but did run routes and took part in parts of our practice. He looked good out there, but we just have to see how the week progresses.

Q. When you look on film, what is it about Clemson’s receivers you think that allows them to shine so fast so soon, a lot of young guys there?

BOBBY PETRINO: Yeah, I think they do a great job on their teaching of their get-off and their route running. They’re big guys that can get down the field and catch the ball well in their hands, so it’s a great challenge for us.

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Clemson Has Their Own Issues on the Offensive Line

Reid Webster. Photo: @ClemsonFB

Reid Webster. Photo: @ClemsonFB

For all of the criticism surrounding the play of Louisville’s offensive line, the Clemson Tigers enter Saturday with plenty of question marks of their own. The local paper, GreenvilleOnline.com, explains it a little more.

Clemson has endured a rash of injuries and setbacks along the offensive line. That has transformed the depth chart into a shallow talent pool. For instance, this week, senior Reid Webster is listed as the starter at right guard.

And the backup at left tackle.

And the backup at center.

And the backup at right tackle.

“We went into last week thin, and we came out thinner,” offensive coordinator Chad Morris said, alluding to the broken foot interior lineman Jay Guillermo suffered Saturday against North Carolina State.

Guillermo, who has logged snaps at guard and center, will miss three to five weeks. Junior tackle Joe Gore missed the N.C. State game and will miss at least another week after undergoing an appendectomy last week. Shaq Anthony, whom Gore beat out for the starting right tackle position through August camp, transferred before the start of the season.

Clemson closed the spring with 10 linemen on its depth chart. They will face Louisville with seven.

 

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Clemson to have a “Silent Out”?

RantSports.com

RantSports.com

Soooo apparently some Clemson folks are trying to spread the word about having a “silent out” before the game on Saturday. They were not happy when Bobby Petrino said that playing in Death Valley this week will be similar to playing in the Carrier Dome at Syracuse when it comes to noise level. “I don’t know if it can get any louder,” Petrino said.

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Bobby Petrino Previews Clemson: Video and Transcript

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

On Monday afternoon, Bobby Petrino met with the media for his weekly press conference. He talked about Syracuse, previewed Clemson, and said that “there’s a good chance” that DeVante Parker will play on Saturday. Check out the video from thecrunchzone.com or just read the transcript below. Or do both, that is also an option.

Opening Statement

Looking back on the Syracuse game, it was a big win for us. It was a good win for us. Again our defense played extremely well. They not only stopped the run and hit the quarterback, but they scored four points. We watched the video. We saw improvement. We hurt ourselves in the first half with penalties and we turned the ball over. There definitely was improvement in the second half.

The other thing I’m excited about is that you can see the competitive spirit and the players competing extremely hard to compete and win the games.

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Petrino says there is a “good chance” DeVante Parker plays on Saturday

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Bobby Petrino said today that there is a “good chance” star WR DeVante Parker plays on Saturday against Clemson. Parker has missed the first six games with a fractured foot he suffered in late August. Petrino also said Parker had been running routes for about a week and will start practicing tomorrow.

Parker is the #2 reciever on Mel Kiper’s NFL draft board and will give this offense the down field threat it has been missing. Here we go folks!! #BeatClemson

Class of 2016 4-star QB commits to Louisville

Photo: Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Photo: Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Bobby Petrino has landed a commitment from a big time quarterback in the class of 2016. 4-star pro-style QB Keaton Torre just tweeted that he has committed to the University of Louisville. Torre is 6’3 and 195 lbs from Edmond, Oklahoma.

Rivals.com and ESPN both rate him as the 7th best QB in the class and the top player in Oklahoma.

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Highlights From Louisville’s Win Over Syracuse

Highlights from the game last night from the ACC Digital Network.

Louisville vs Syracuse: Links From the Week

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Unless you are subscribed to our e-mail list, which sends you an e-mail every time a new post is made on CardinalSportsZone.com, there may be some things you miss during the week. By the way, getting on that e-mail list is a GREAT idea, not to mention easy. On that column there on the right (on the full site), there is a section called “Follow CSZ via email.” Just click “follow” and get signed up. It is a great way to keep up if you can’t always check out the site to see if there are new articles.

Now back to this. If you missed things during the week, or even if you didn’t but want a page with all of the links about Louisville-Syracuse from the week that we posted, here it is for you. This way you don’t have to go search if you want to see things like the depth chart or the video of Bobby Petrino talking about Syracuse. It is all listed below. If anything else gets posted today about the game, I will add it on here too. Hope this makes things easier for you. Go Cards!

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Bobby Petrino and Scott Shafer ACC Teleconference Transcripts

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Every week, the head football coaches of the ACC jump on a teleconference with different members of the media. They usually have an opening statement about their team and then take questions, as well as preview the upcoming opponent. Here are the transcripts from Bobby Petrino and Scott Shafer, head coach of the Syracuse Orange. Check out what they both had to say coming into the game on Friday night in the Carrier Dome.

Bobby Petrino – Louisville

BOBBY PETRINO: We’re excited about traveling to Syracuse. We’re coming off of a good win against Wake Forest at home, and we know we have a great challenge ahead of us at Syracuse. Our players are looking forward to it. Our defense has been playing real well. Offensively we’re still working to find some consistency.

Q. I know you’ve talked about the challenge of going up to Syracuse. What have you seen on film from the Orange offensively with Terrel Hunt and some of the weapons they have that are really are looking to be able to battle up against and stop? What can you say about their quarterback and their weapons?

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Reggie Bonnafon Will Start Friday; Gardner Will Be Available

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Bobby Petrino said on the ACC teleconference today that freshman quarterback Reggie Bonnafon will get the start again on Friday night against Syracuse. He also noted that Will Gardner will be available, which is good news of course. Petrino said that there is still a little swelling on the knee of Gardner, but that he will practice again today.

In his first start on Saturday against Wake Forest, Bonnafon was 16/32 for 206 yards. He did not have a touchdown or an interception. He rushed for 46 yards on 14 carries.

Bobby Petrino and Eli Rogers Preview Syracuse

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

After practice on Monday, Bobby Petrino and Eli Rogers met with the media to talk about the team and preview Syracuse. Petrino talks about why Dominique Brown was benched, the status of Will Gardner, and how he thought Reggie Bonnafon did. When asked if there is concern about his team looking ahead to the Clemson game, Petrino laughs it off and says that there are enough players on this team that lost to Syracuse two years ago (45-26) and they have a chip on their shoulder from that.

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Syracuse Head Coach Previews Louisville

Syracuse football head coach Scott Shafer recaps the game against Notre Dame and briefly talks about the Louisville game on Friday. It isn’t a whole lot, but it’s something.

Louisville Football Bowl Projections (9/30)

Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

Another week is in the books for the Cards as they improve to 4-1. Some of the match ups have changed around this week but it still looks like the Cards will be heading to an entertaining game if they can take care of business. Count me in as one who would love to see LSU in Nashville!

CBS:

Music City Bowl (Dec. 30) vs Mississippi State

ESPN:

Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 37) vs Maryland

TaxSlayer Bowl (Jan. 2) vs LSU

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Louisville WR Commit has the #1 play on ESPN SportsCenter Top 10

2015 Louisville commit Dahu Green had the #1 play on SportsCenter’s top 10 today with his incredible one handed catch. After LJ Scott’s leaping touchdown last year this will be the second year in a row a Louisville commit has had the #1 play on the top 10. Green will be a play maker for Petrino and this isn’t the last time he will leave us amazed.

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