Over the last few days, there have been plenty of posts on the NFL Combine with information on former Louisville players and how they performed. That is what happens when you send 11 players up to Indianapolis for the event. Here are links to all of the posts from CSZ regarding the NFL combine…
FINALLY!! (The Rock Voice) Ok maybe not that extreme, but we are excited to announce that will we now venture into the realm of the podcast! The Cardinal Sports Zone Podcast will debut this Monday, March 2nd at noon.
Justin, Jeremy, and myself are all avid sports talk listeners and enjoy all the shows from 93.9 The Ville to the podcast put on by our friends over at The Crunch Zone. Quite frankly, we just want to throw our two cents in. We also see the serious need for something “Louisville” to listen to in the mid day hours. (I mean I know CardNation how much we all enjoy KSR……………..yea me neither). We hope to solve both of these problems with this podcast.
Well this is exciting news. The University of Louisville has announced when spring football practice begins, and they also included a nice little detail that ALL of the spring practices are open to the public. I believe that was the case last year as well. It is just another example of how Bobby Petrino gives the fans what they want and gives them access to the team.
Well how about that? Good find @TurtleBITW
There is often the debate on just how good Louisville’s 2006 Orange Bowl team was, especially considering Michael Bush was injured. Even without Bush, the Cards seemed to be on the doorstep of a National Championship. What if there was a College Football Playoff back then?
The following is from picksixpreviews.com:
I didn’t really expect to post about Keith Olbermann late last night, but he did say that Bobby Petrino was the worst person in sports. I certainly didn’t expect to post about Olbermann for a second day in a row, but here we are. I don’t ever watch his show, so I really don’t care what he has to say. I don’t mean to promote him or give him attention, but I just want to pass along something if it is said about Louisville fans.
Keith also had good things to say about the city of Louisville and was very polite to anyone who tweeted him.
The date has been set for this year’s annual Spring Football Game, and that will be on Friday April 17, 2015. With all of the National Signing Day news yesterday, it was a good time for this to come out and keep the football momentum going. I haven’t seen a time, but I am sure it will be in the 7-7:30 range, the usual.
A wide receiver named Devante is coming to Louisville. Sounds good.
Bobby Petrino just landed a commitment from talented wide receiver Devante Peete from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Peete ultiamtely chose the Cards over Florida State, but had offers from all over the country. Some of those offers include: Alabama, Auburn, Ohio State, LSU, Clemson, Miami, Florida, and more.
One of the many reasons we love Coach Petrino so much is simply because he likes what the fans like. Louisville Football announced today it will host a Football Signing Day Party on February 4th at the Brown and Williamson Club in PJCS. The signing day party tradition was cut under Charlie Strong but made its return last season when Bobby Petrino took the reins of the Cardinal program again. This years recruiting class will be the first full class under Petrino and looks to possibly be the highest ranked in Louisville history.
I don’t know why things like this mean so much to us but they do! Thanks again Bobby and Go Cards!!
From Press Release Per Louisville Football
LOUISVILLE, Ky.- National Football Signing Day is rapidly approaching and the University of Louisville football team has a full slate of coverage and events scheduled as head coach Bobby Petrino and the Cardinals welcome the class of 2015 on Wednesday, Feb. 4.
The football Cards are hosting 7 official visitors this weekend on campus. With National Signing Day less than two weeks away, official visits are big news right now.
Multiple media outlets are reporting that one of those seven visitors, wide receiver Emonee Spence, has committed to Louisville during his visit. He is 6’2 and 181 lbs from Pembroke Pines, Florida. ESPN rates him as a 4-star player, while the other three sites (247 Sports, Rivals, Scout) have him as a 3-star.
Bobby Petrino and his staff have certainly done their part so far when it comes to hosting big time recruits. Last weekend they hosted probably the most impressive group of visitors in quite some time for football, possibly ever for one weekend. This weekend is another important one with some solid names on the list. National Signing Day is just a couple of weeks away, so official visits at this point are very crucial.
*As always, the “four recruiting sites” are ESPN, 247 Sports, Rivals, and Scout.
The following comes from Andrea Adelson, who covers the ACC for ESPN.com. She recently posted an article wrapping up the first season in the ACC for the Cards. It may not have ended how we wanted it to, but I agree that overall, it was a successful first season in our new league.
There is only one way to describe the story of Louisville’s first season in the ACC:
Especially when you consider what the Cardinals had to deal with throughout 2014. Forget about the new staff and schemes. Louisville had to go without its best player for seven games; played three different quarterbacks; and faced perhaps the toughest schedule in school history.
The 2014 football season may be over, but the recruiting season never seems to end. With National Signing Day coming up on February 4, the Cards are hosting a lot of big visitors on campus this weekend. Some are already committed to UofL, so the staff will do what they can to solidify those commitments. Some are committed to other schools and some are not yet committed anywhere.
The four recruiting sites used are ESPN, 247 Sports, Rivals, and Scout. As of right now, there will be 18 official visitors. Here is who will be on campus this weekend…
Louisville Offensive Coordinator Garrick McGee made a big statement on Thursday evening about the future of the program. He turned down an opportunity to interview for the vacant Offensive Coordinator position at Oklahoma. Why is that big news? McGee is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and played quarterback at Oklahoma.
Back in December, wide receiver Dahu Green opened up his recruitment after being committed to the Louisville Cardinals since June. Usually when that happens, the player does not end up committing to that school for a second time. But that may not be the case for Dahu Green.
Future Card Traveon Samuel will play in the Semper Fi All American Bowl tonight. Kickoff for the game is at 9 pm EST and will be televised live on Fox Sports 1. This will be Samuel’s first game back since breaking a bone in his leg earlier this year.
Samuel chose the Cards over offers from Alabama, Auburn, FSU, Clemson, LSU, OSU, Mississippi St., and many more. The 4 star athlete has already signed with Louisville and will enroll for the spring semester. Follow Traveon Samuel on twitter
Semper Fi All American Bowl
Time: 9 pm EST
Place: Carson California
TV: Fox Sports 1
No matter what the situation, anytime there is a verbal commit when it comes to college sports, there is always that chance that the kid could decommit and sign somewhere else. Until they sign the National Letter of Intent, a verbal commit is non-binding. They can get out of it whenever they want. Even with all of that, it is OK to get excited about a prospect committing to your school. After all, odds are they will sign with them rather than go somewhere else at the last minute.
The football season is over for the Louisville Cardinals. While the 9-4 record is very good and I would call the season a success, that will be for another post. This one is just quick knee-jerk reactions to the Belk Bowl. The Louisville Cardinals fell to the Georgia Bulldogs 37-14 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Cards got Chubbed – We knew who the main threat on offense was for the Georgia Bulldogs, true freshman running back Nick Chubb. That didn’t seem to matter as Chubb ran all over the Cards for 266 yards and 2 touchdowns. He set records as well. I believe they said it was the most rushing yards by a Georgia player in a bowl game, as well as a Belk Bowl record. He was just incredible. Even with Georgia not having a great quarterback in any part of the game, Chubb was a beast. I think they will be just fine without Todd Gurley next season. Louisville just had trouble all game bringing him down.