The Louisville Cardinals had their football pro day on Wednesday inside the Trager Center, and there were representatives in attendance from all 32 NFL teams. There were three head coaches there: New England’s Bill Belichick, Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin, and Cincinnati’s Marvin Lewis. The cool thing about that to me is that they easily could have been somewhere else since both Alabama and Southern California also had their pro days on Wednesday. I am sure they sent team personnel to those also, but to have any head coaches here is a pretty big deal.
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:
Press release from Bluebombers.com:
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announced the club has re-signed quarterback Brian Brohm.
Brohm returns for his second season in Winnipeg after being acquired in a trade with Hamilton last offseason. He started one game in 2014, seeing relief duty in three others. Brohm finished 2014 completing 39 of 70 attempts for 454 yards. The 2015 season will be Brohm’s third in the Canadian Football League.
In a very unscientific poll, we asked you who your favorite UofL QB of all time is.There was a clear winner, and that really is not a surprise. I personally feel that if we reached more of the fanbase, the others would have gotten more votes than they did. Since most of these votes probably came from twitter users, you have to think that they may not even remember guys like Browning Nagle or Jeff Brohm. So while it is no shock that Teddy won this, I just think it’s also one of those generation things or even “prisoner of the moment.”
I couldn’t even vote right away because I just could not decide. I ended up going with Brian Brohm, who was the QB when I was a student at UofL. Going to games as a student at that time were so much fun. You pretty much expected the Cards to dominate and for the game to be in hand by halftime. Seeing a hometown guy that was my age come to UofL and do what he did makes him stand out for me. My next two (in no order) would be Teddy Bridgewater and Stefan LeFors. Here are the results. Thanks for voting!
This week…..on 55…..
55 is not a state of mind or a way to live life your life…yet. It is a place to state facts and shoot down gripes. Once again I share with you the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. I worked nine straight 10+ hour days, however on my off day I think of you, my people. (Who am I…. Gandhi? maybe)
maybe not….enjoy….or not….whatevs..
1) First thing I want to say is Forget you Santa!!!!!! I told you that you were going down!!!
2) Not the real Santa though, Loooooooove Yoooooooou
3) The Cards had played UC a total of 52 times dating back to 1922 going into last year’s game with 0 overtime games…..We have now competed in and won 2 straight
4) UC Pres Santa J Ono asked for everyone to not you the letter L on Thursday December the 5th…..To that I respond WE WIN _OSERS
5) Oh we__
6) I forgot it’s not the 5th anymore….I digress
7) The Women’s Volleyball season abruptly ended Friday with a sweep to former conference foe and rival Marquette
8) Oddly enough the AAC doesn’t hold a conference tournament for Volleyball
9) I hate the AAC
10) Ha Take that AAC!
11) Oh we__
12) I keep forgetting
When you think back to the best quarterbacks in UofL history, Brian Brohm is surely near the top of your list. He threw for 10,775 yards in his career, 2nd only to Chris Redman. His 30 touchdown passes in 2007 is the most in school history. In almost every major passing category in school history, you will find him in the top 3. He helped lead the Cards to their first BCS appearance and victory in the 2006 season when they went to the Orange Bowl and defeated Wake Forest.
All this week, we have been bringing you exclusive write-ups from former UofL football players about the rivalry with UK. We have asked them just their general thoughts about the rivalry, and some mention their best and worst memories. We hope you enjoy these! Go Cards!
We conclude our series with thoughts from former UofL QB and hometown hero Brian Brohm!
Cardinal Sports Zone is happy to have Rob Jones contribute to the site! Our hope is to have a weekly write-up from Rob during the 2012 Football Season. Rob used to manage the local 1450 AM sports radio station as well as it’s website, so the man knows what he is talking about! What better way for him to jump into this than to give his thoughts on the UofL-UK game! Check it out…
The Countdown to Kickoff is down to 12 days! Here is former UofL QB and hometown hero, Brian Brohm!
Brian Brohm: (2004-2007)
Career Stats: Played 45 games (started 33), 65.8% Comp. Pct. (780-1186), threw for 10,775 yards, 71 total TD versus 24 INT, Rating of 158.2
Awards: Conference USA Freshman of the Year (2004), Big East Offensive player of the year (2005), 1st Team All- Big East Quaterback (2005), 2006 Heisman Trophy candidate, Won 2007 Orange Bowl (Louisville’s first-ever BCS victory), Orange bowl MVP, threw for 311 yards in Orange Bowl game- third highest total in bowl’s history, 2nd team all- Big East Quaterback (twice).
In case you missed it, or just want to read it again, here is Brian’s Cardinal Rewind with us!