It’s getting to be that time where the national publications release their preseason college football polls. There will be many different ones of course. This one is from Lindy’s, who have the Cards at #31 on their countdown. I would expect this to be about where most magazines and other media outlets have the Cards, somewhere around that #25 mark. Many factors will contribute to that. Yes there is a lot of talent back, but the uncertainty of a new QB, replacing 3 first round NFL Draft picks, and everything you already know about.
Here is what Lindy’s says about the Cards in 2014…(They mention Robert Clark, but of course he has transferred to Samford.)
According to Insidetheville.com, Louisville has added another Junior College player for the 2014 season. Carl Williams, a 6’1 safety from Eastern Arizona College, is the latest to commit to Bobby Petrino.
He is originally from Jacksonville, Florida and was committed to South Alabama coming out of high school. Louisville recently offered him a walk-on position with the team. His dad told Insidetheville that they are working on finding him a scholarship.
Williams will be the 5th JUCO addition to the 2014 class since signing day in February. He joins Pio Vatuvei (defensive end), Pat Thomas (quarterback), Isaac Watson (safety), and James Sample (safety).
Last night Lars Hanson, who covers the Washington Huskies for 247sports, tweeted:
Sample, a former US Army All American, was a top 10 safety out of High School. After two seasons with the Huskies and some injuries Sample went to the JUCO ranks and spent last season at American River (CC). The 6’2 191 lbs Sample should be eligible immediately with two years remaining and would add much needed help and depth to the Safety position for Petrino and the Cards. Follow Sample on twitter @Phenom2323