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With Kyle Bolin injured, is Bonnafon #2 QB?

Reggie Bonnafon

Monday at ACC media day, Bobby Petrino did about 40 interviews. Obviously, a lot of those were just saying the same things over and over…and over. But some things stuck out that he said, of course. One of those was when he was discussing the backup QB job. Will Gardner has not been officially named the starting quarterback, but all signs point to that being the case. Petrino did say that if the season started now, he would be the starter.

During the spring, Kyle Bolin and Brett Nelson were battling for the backup spot. Neither could really separate from the other. It was learned Monday that Bolin actually injured his knee this off-season and it required surgery. Bolin’s dad told Jeff Greer of the Courier Journal that Kyle tore the meniscus in his right knee. If you remember, he tore his ACL in his left knee during his senior year of high school. He is expected to be 100% when preseason camp starts.

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Quick Hitters: Spring Football Practice 3-19-14

Spring practice 001

I attended the open football practice on Wednesday afternoon at the Trager Indoor Practice Facility. Like most spring practices without the full pads on, it is hard to tell too much from what you see. But since I did go and saw more than those who were not there, I can at least come up with some quick hitting notes, so this should be better than nothing for those who could not make it out there. If you want to see the full spring schedule, click here.

*Teddy Bridgewater is not walking through that door unfortunately.

*In all seriousness, I am fully confident that by the time practice starts in the fall, Bobby Petrino will have his quarterback groomed and ready to go. Things are just shaky right now. Will Gardner looks good at times, but then average at times. Kyle Bolin is usually Mr. Accuracy, but he wasn’t today. He also had a couple of fumbles. The overall quarterback play for me was average at best today.

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ESPN Article Says Petrino Faces Many Challenges in His First Season Back at UofL

Photo: thecrunchzone.com

Photo: thecrunchzone.com

This article was posted Monday morning on ESPN.com by Andrea Adelson. She talks about the many challenges that Bobby Petrino will face in his first season back at UofL where he will have to replace a lot of really good players.

By Andrea Adelson:

There are universal challenges every first-year coach must face, whether he is a veteran or a newbie: getting to know new players, implementing schemes, setting a foundation, making sure there is buy-in across the locker room.

Then there is the challenge facing Bobby Petrino at Louisville. As he embarks on his second stint with the Cardinals, he has to go through all these getting-to-know you moments while also:

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Bobby Petrino Press Conference Notes 3/8/14

Bobby Petrino

Click here to watch the full press conference. 

Here are the main points that Petrino made…

*When asked about the status of Sharieff Rhaheed-Muhammad, Petrino said “Well we’re well aware of it. It’s something that was shocking and concerning. But you have to let the court system play out. And it’s one of those things where you don’t make a decision until you have to.”

*About DeVante Parker: “Yeah he’s really impressive. He puts a smile on my face. And the thoughts of how we can use him and utilize him and get him the ball…I think he can run all the routes. He does a great job getting in and out of his breaks. He can catch the ball away from his body. He works hard and he’s been very coach-able. That was something that I was very happy to see. Obviously we know he can elevate and go up and catch the ball when it’s high in the air. He should have a great year for us. He needs to learn and get better just like everybody else.”

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UofL press release about Teddy Bridgewater going pro

Teddy Bridgewater

Here is the official press release from UofL about Teddy Bridgewater declaring for the 2014 NFL Draft. We posted earlier this afternoon that he was doing that, but this includes quotes from Teddy. 

LOUISVILLE, Ky.- University of Louisville junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has decided to forgo his final year of collegiate eligibility, and make himself available for the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Football position breakdown: Quarterback

In our first position breakdown for the 2013 football season, we will take a look at the Quarterback position for the Louisville Cardinals. I thought about just putting a picture of Teddy and that would be the whole post. But since you are taking the time to check out the site (appreciated by the way), I will return the favor by giving just a little bit more information than just that. And no, I would not have really just put a picture for this post.

Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater


6’3   196 lbs

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JUCO QB commits to the Cards!


By Justin Renck:

We have already seen the committment of Richard Benjamin become official, and now the Cards have another one today! Junior College quarterback Brett Nelson (6’4 230 lbs) of Southwestern Community College in California has verbally committed to the Cards for next season.

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Kyle Bolin’s senior year highlight tape

Here is the senior year highlight tape for 2013 UofL QB commit Kyle Bolin. Bolin tore his ACL mid-season, and hopes to come back stronger than ever. A redshirt season is likely for his 1st year at UofL. Click the link and enjoy!


Football recruits visiting this weekend

From CSZ member Steve Rummage, here is a list of the football recruits that will be at the UofL-UK game on Sunday!

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Steve Rummage: UofL Recruiting Update!

This recruiting piece was put together by our guy Steve Rummage. He updates you on the top recruiting stories for UofL in men’s and women’s basketball, as well as football! Enjoy, and Go Cards!

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2013 Football commit Corey Cooper talks with CSZ

On Tuesday night, Charlie Strong added another piece to the class of 2013 when WR Corey Cooper gave his verbal committment to the Cards. CSZ has been in close contact with Cooper in the last few months, so he spoke with us soon after he committed.

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Cardinal News & Notes: Weekend Edition

Off-season? What do you mean? When you follow an athletic program like the University of Louisville, there is ALWAYS something going on and news to talk about. Such is the case recently. We will try to get you caught up on all of that right here with our news & notes about different teams of the program, alumni doing big things, and just any other news worth sharing. Enjoy!

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Kyle Bolin and Lexington Catholic to play in Louisville in September

Cards fans will have a couple of chances to see 2013 QB commit Kyle Bolin play this season, and they don’t even have to travel to Lexington.

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Ryan White talks to CSZ

Ryan White

The train keeps rollin’ for Charlie Strong and the UofL football staff. Monday morning began with news of another committment for the class of 2013. Ryan White, a Cornerback from Trinity High School in Louisville, became the 3rd member of the class of 2013 to commit to the Cards. He joins Kyle Bolin and Donel Elam.

CSZ was actually the first to contact White after he made his committment (that was confirmed by White). Since we were already posting the interview with Donel Elam in the morning, we held this one until today. We knew he would be bombarded with questions all day long, so we kept it short and sweet. Here is what he had to say…

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Kyle Bolin: Best of the Midwest

The following post was done by 2013 UofL QB commit Kyle Bolin, from Lexington Catholic High School. In the fall of 2012, Kyle will be contributing to the Cardinal Sports Zone website with his own “Senior Year” blog during football season. Before that time comes, Kyle will have a few opportunities to blog for the site, because we know football has no real off-season. In Kyle’s first post, he talks about his experience at the Best of the Midwest Combine…

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