Today, Coach Bobby Petrino blessed with a highlight reel of the 2015 season. It was magnificent. Take the next 8 minutes and 21 seconds out of the day and watch this. Of course follow that up with the video of the high chair emcee I posted earlier here. (cheap pop) This gets me so pumped for Football even though It’s so far away. Thank you and Go Cards!
On Monday afternoon, we saw 4-star wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick re-commit to Louisville after opening his recruitment back up, which is rare. Could we see a similar situation with Trinity star Rodjay Burns? The difference here is that Fitzpatrick opened his recruitment back up, while Burns switched his pledge from Louisville to Ohio State. Now, it seems like he could be wavering on that decision and realizing that the grass isn’t always greener.
4-star wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick has just announced his commitment to the Louisville Cardinals…again. Fitzpatrick ultimately chose the Cards over Nebraska. This is a big-time get for Bobby Petrino!
National Signing Day for college football is Wednesday, February 3, meaning that this is the final weekend of official visits for recruits before they sign the dotted line and choose where they will be attending school. In other words, this is a HUGE weekend for programs across the country, and Louisville is no exception. The Cards will be hosting commits, as well as recruits that have yet to make their verbal pledge anywhere. The weekend is highlighted by Jawon Pass and Desmond Fitzpatrick being on campus.
Here is a quick rundown of who will be in town this weekend. *Subject to change, as is everything with recruiting*
By no means am I trying to rush spring and summer, but I can’t wait to be back in my seat at PJCS! And by “in” my seat, I mean standing up all game since I am against a wall and no one can tell me to sit down. 2016 should be fun!
On our latest show on 93.9 The Ville, we had Pete Nochta on to tell us a great update on his health with lymphoma. We posed the question of the day about what your wildest/weirdest ritual is on gamedays or during games. We also talked about the new rule going into play that will impact guys going to the NBA or coming back to school. Check us out every Saturday morning from 10-11 on 93.9 The Ville, and click below to listen to this episode.
On Thursday afternoon, the University of Louisville football program officially announced Keith Heyward as the new coach of the secondary. Heyward comes to Louisville after coaching defensive backs at USC. He is known as a solid recruiter, so it will be interesting to see if Louisville starts to land some kids from out west.
Offensive Lineman Pedro Sibiea will transfer from Louisville for his final season of college football, according to InsideTheVille.com.
A reserve lineman, Sibiea graduate in December from Louisville.
Sibiea isn’t sure where he’ll play next season.
“I’m still exploring my options right now,” Sibiea said.
College football just ended on Monday night, but is it ever too early to talk about next season? It’s what we do. We make predictions without even really knowing the rosters, we talk about Bracketology in basketball 1,453 times before the real bracket ever comes out, and more fun stuff that is really only good for discussion and debate. CBS Sports has released the odds for teams to win the 2017 College Football Playoff, as set by William Hill US Sports Books.
Louisville comes in at 40-1 odds. Three teams on their 2016 schedule have better odds right now, and that is Clemson (6-1), Florida State (15-1), and Houston (30-1). Full odds listed below.
It’s only been a week since my last post, but for me it seemed like there were 15 things that happened that I want to touch on with fans but kept getting swallowed by something new. Seriously y’all, I don’t know how Justin does it. Most of the news posts out of CSZ are from him after his 9-5 job & after he teaches little kids how to ball (hmm, maybe I could use a lesson. Have you seen my shot, J? Never mind, it’s scary). So I’m going to once again list (lol) the new news that rounded out the year 2015 into 2016 for Louisville football.
-🔸Louisville invades Nashville for the Music City Bowl
Louisville fans have been getting great news lately for the 2016 football season. Josh Harvey-Clemons, Keith Kelsey, DeAngelo Brown, and Devonte Fields all requested to get feedback on their stock from the NFL. They then had to decide if they wanted to try and go pro or return to school. Fans probably hoped at least two would come back, just so the team wouldn’t lose too much on defense. But surprisingly, all four juniors decided to return to UofL for the 2016 season.
On Thursday afternoon, the four guys talked about their decisions to come back.
The last piece of the puzzle on defense is now complete. DeAngelo Brown will be returning to the University of Louisville for the 2016 season. The defensive lineman had 40 tackles in 2016, 6.5 of those for loss.
He joins Josh Harvey-Clemons, Keith Kelsey, and Devonte Fields as the four guys that requested feedback from the NFL. All four will be Louisville Cardinals for the 2016 season. Again, Todd Grantham is smiling.
The good news for Louisville football in 2016 continues to roll in. This time, it is Devonte Fields announcing that he will be coming back for his senior season in 2016. He joins Josh Harvey-Clemons, Shaq Wiggins, and Keith Kelsey as players who have said they are coming back. Todd Grantham has been spotted with a smile on his face.
Shaq Wiggins is joining Josh Harvey-Clemons and Keith Kelsey and returning to Louisville for the 2016 football season. This does not come as a huge surprise to me, but at the same time, I didn’t really expect Charles Gaines to leave last year either.
We’ve now had a few days to let the win against Texas A&M really sink in. The more I think about it, the more excited it makes me. That team went out and gave one of its best performances of the season. That’s expected when a team gets time to prepare and game plan; however, it is not expected when James Burgess, three time starting senior linebacker gets ejected for a horribly called and even more horrendously upheld targeting call on the first play from scrimmage. You can’t game plan for losing one of your best edge rushers shortly after that either. Not to mention, Shaq Wiggins missed most of the first half on the play that sent Burgess to the locker room. This very young team overcame every obstacle thrown at them in Nashville, and did it with style.
How do we get rid of those back-to-work blues after the holidays? Well, here is an option. Enjoy the full Music City Bowl right here on youtube!