I have always been a big fan of Gruden’s QB Camp on ESPN, and this year we will have our own Teddy Bridgewater on the show! The following is the press release from ESPNmediazone.com…
Jon Gruden’s QB Camp series is returning to ESPN for its fifth season this spring. Since 2010, the popular SportsCenter specials have produced groundbreaking content that gives fans a first-hand look inside the film room and introduces them to the next generation of NFL standouts.
Nine of the top quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft are scheduled to participate inGruden’s QB Camp, including 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, two-time BCS National Champion A.J. McCarron of Alabama, and Louisville standout Teddy Bridgewater.
This week…..on 55…..
In honor of MY beloved Steelers hiring former Steeler great Joey Porter…and because I couldn’t find any new 55 pics…I have dedicated the title pic to you Joey Porter. Congrats! On the job not being the header on 55, or both, whatever. This week on 55 we discuss long layoffs, an all seeing being in CardNation and much, much more. Well here we go. Once again, I share with you the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is….55.
1) We shall start off this week with a little Football talk. Tae Thibodeaux signed with UofL on Wednesday. The 6’1 267 pound Defensive Tackle is a much needed addition to the 2014 recruiting class. Read more here
2) Also this past weekend the Cards had a ton of visitors. Headed by David Moala, Pio Vatuvei for officials and Emmitt Smith and compamy here for junior day. Read more about Pio and Moala here
3) It was announced that all of the Spring practices will be open to the public leading up to the annual Spring game on April 11. Here is the full schedule:
4) Henry Famurewa Tweeted this out on Saturday:
5) Straight Fire………..
6) On to Basketball
7) “This has been the longest wait ever between games! At least we get to play tomorrow.”
8) “No we don’t”
10) Snowmageddon, patent pending, probably not, pushed UofL’s game vs storied rival Temple over to Friday night AKA Valentines Day. No worries as the Cards dispatched their rivals 82-58. Montrezl Harrell had a career high 22 points and with his 6 dunks, pulled within one dunk of the single season dunk record set by Chane Behanan. Surely he would shatter that vs Rutgers….
12) Because he would only get one dunk Sunday night vs storied rival Rutgers during a 102-54 stomping of Rutgers at home in the YUM! Lead by Luke Hancock’s 25 points (6 threes), Rozier’s 4 threes which led to an overall season high 16 3 point baskets made, it gave very few opportunities for Trezl to be Trezl. Worry not as the very next dunk breaks the record.
13) Also evidentally ESPN likes to call every team we play a storied rival
Joe Lunardi’s new Bracketology released today is well…….interesting. First thing that jumps out is the possible UofL uk rematch in Orlando. I don’t think I need to explain why that is huge, the big winner there would be the city of Orlando. Second thing is WOW what a tough bracket! You could potentially have a second round matching up Wichita State vs Oklahoma State, Louisville vs Kentucky, Michigan State vs Texas, and Duke vs UConn.
We all know it won’t work out exactly like this but this shows what we all know…….It’s going to be a tough tourney.
Today ESPN’s Todd McShay released his Mock Draft 1.0 and has our very own Teddy Bridgewater going #1 to the Houston Texans. While McShay does have the Texans taking Teddy #1 he does admit it’s not a lock. McShay says that Houston may question Teddy’s durability and that Blake Bortles has a higher ceiling………………………. Wait did I read that right? Well here’s what Todd had to say in full:
Analysis: This is a tough call right off the bat. I have Bridgewater ranked as the top quarterback prospect in this class, but just ninth overall. The question for the Texans is going to be this: Do you have a player at another position who grades out considerably higher? (Possibilities include Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews or South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney.) Because if not, given their need at QB and the importance of that position, my guess is that they’d talk themselves into taking Bridgewater — or whichever QB ranks highest on their board in May.
Bridgewater has great football intelligence, is mentally and physically tough, and has proved he can beat opponents from inside the pocket; he can read defenses, has a quick release and is very accurate. If he isn’t the top overall pick, it’ll be because of questions about his durability. He’ll also need to hold off UCF quarterback Blake Bortles during the draft process. Bortles isn’t as polished as Bridgewater but does have a higher ceiling.
Here are the Bowl projections from around the country for the Cards as of this week:
Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville vs Miami, FL
Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville vs Miami, FL
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Russell Athletic Bowl
Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
ACC No. 3 vs. AAC No. 2
Projected Matchup: Georgia Tech vs. Louisville
Check out this article that was printed in the New York Times about the Louisville Cardinals the the rise of the athletic department.
At Louisville, Athletic Boom Is Rooted in ESPN Partnership
ESPN own College Football Analyst had plenty to say about the addition of Michael Dyer to Louisville including quotes from Dyer himself:
QB Teddy Bridgewater will be very busy on Monday in Bristol, Connecticut around the ESPN studios. Here is his schedule, so be sure to catch him at some point!
Allstate Sugar Bowl
No. 21 Louisville vs. No. 3 Florida, Jan. 2 (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET)
Why to watch: The Gators came within one victory of playing for an SEC championship and potentially a BCS national title. The Cardinals are coached by former Gators defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, who helped UF win two BCS national championships.
Who to watch: Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater showed his toughness by playing with a broken left wrist on his nonthrowing hand in the Cardinals’ 20-17 victory at Rutgers on Nov. 29, which punched their ticket to the Sugar Bowl. Bridgewater completed 69 percent of his passes this season for 3,452 yards with 25 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Motivation for Louisville: The Cardinals can earn a lot of respect for the beleaguered Big East by upsetting a top team from the SEC.
Motivation for Florida: The Gators won 11 games in coach Will Muschamp’s second season and might be able to finish No. 2 in the final polls with another victory.
Pick: Florida 42, Louisville 17
With 4 regular season games remaining for the Cards, every game in important in the Big East race. After starting out 2-4 in the conference, it was hard to imagine that the 17th ranked Louisville Cardinals (21-6, 9-5) would be in a position to possibly get a double-bye in the Big East Tournament. The next step is a tough road game tonight against the rival Cincinnati Bearcats (19-8, 9-5).