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Louisville Football Spring Game Highlights

I didn’t go to the game, so this is likely all you will see on here regarding the spring game.

CardinalSportsZone Podcast 4/13/15: Thornton, Damion Lee Updates & Starting QB Race

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If you didn’t or couldn’t listen to the CardinalSportsZone podcast live today, it’s available here! We give updates and thoughts on the Damion Lee & Derryck Thornton recruiting efforts. We talk 2015 recruit performances at the KDFBB Classic. Who will be the starting QB? We give our thoughts! We have a podcast tab where all episodes will be kept. You can also favorite CardinalSportsZone.com/podcast in your browser. The CardinalSportsZone podcast is available on iTunes! Click on the badge below to subscribe today! Call in to the show on Monday’s and Friday’s at our regular time of noon at (914) 338-0180.

As always we hope you enjoy todays episode of the CardinalSportsZone Podcast:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/csz/2015/04/13/cardinalsportszone-podcast-41315

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Bobby Petrino Talks After Saturday’s Scrimmage

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Videos from Howie Lindsey of CardinalSports.com

Petrino talks about the quarterbacks, their timing with the wide receivers, already preparing for Auburn, and more.

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Video: Louisville Football Spring Practice – Day 8 Scrimmage

Here is a highlight video from Saturday morning’s scrimmage inside the Trager Center.

Bobby Petrino Recaps Day 1 of Spring Practice

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Photo: cardinalsportszone.com

Transcribed by Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal.

Opening statement

Well, it was fun to get started. I thought we got a lot done today. First and foremost, the players came out with good attitudes, and we worked hard. I think they worked to get better. I thought we did a good job as practice went on of improving. Obviously when you are just in helmets, it’s hard to know when you go offense versus defense exactly how everything works, and the defense is always ahead of the offense when the shoulder pads aren’t on. But it was fun to see us make some plays down the field, and the defense plays fast. That’s a really good defensive front, and they play fast. Overall, I was happy with the way the kids worked.

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Bobby Petrino Previews Spring Football

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Garry Jones/AP

It is already that time of year again. Spring football begins today, and Bobby Petrino met with the media on Monday to talk about the state of the team. The Cards are in the Sweet 16 (men and women) and spring football is starting. This is a very fun time!

Click here to watch the video

Opening statement

I’m excited to get started tomorrow. I’ve certainly been looking forward to this. It’s a new team. We have a lot of new working parts, so it will be a lot of fun to see how it all goes together, who wins competition for positions. The thing we always understand is that spring football is, number one, about our players getting better at their craft and working hard on their technique and fundamentals, working hard to become experts about what they do.

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ESPN’s Andrea Adelson Talks ACC Quarterbacks for 2015

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

ESPN blogger Andrea Adelson says that “this could be the year of the quarterback in the ACC” since so many teams have starters returning. She also says that some teams will have a bit of intrigue at the quarterback spot this spring. Obviously, the Louisville Cardinals are one of the teams with some intrigue.

Here is her full article to get you caught up on the rest of the ACC teams and their quarterback spots. This is what she had to say about Louisville:

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ESPN Blogger Calls Louisville’s First ACC Football Season a Success

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The following comes from Andrea Adelson, who covers the ACC for ESPN.com. She recently posted an article wrapping up the first season in the ACC for the Cards. It may not have ended how we wanted it to, but I agree that overall, it was a successful first season in our new league.

From ESPN.com:

There is only one way to describe the story of Louisville’s first season in the ACC:

Especially when you consider what the Cardinals had to deal with throughout 2014. Forget about the new staff and schemes. Louisville had to go without its best player for seven games; played three different quarterbacks; and faced perhaps the toughest schedule in school history.

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Bobby Petrino Talks About QB Situation Heading Into Belk Bowl

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Bobby Petrino did a short interview with the ACC Digital Network while at the Belk Bowl Press Conference on Wednesday. One thing that he was asked about was who would be lining up under center for the Cards. He says that Will Gardner will not be available, which we already knew. He then says that Reggie Bonnafon should be ready to go.

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Louisville comes in at #3 on Total Sorority Move’s “Hott Player” top 25

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

TotalSororityMove.com ranked the top 25 football teams according to how hott the players are…….yea you read that right. Nevertheless the Louisville Cardinals came in at number 3 behind only Wisconsin and Arizona State. The website chose QB Kyle Bolin as the poster boy for the Cards. Something tells me Bobby wont be placing anything in the trophy  case for this.

The Louisville Cardinals: #21 on the field, #3 in the heart of the ladies!

Kyle Bolin Puts His Stamp on Governor’s Cup History

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

As Reggie Bonnafon was being attended to early in the 2nd quarter of Saturday’s Governor’s Cup game between Louisville and Kentucky, reality started to set it: we were going to have to turn to 3rd stringer Kyle Bolin. No big deal, right? Just down 13-0 to Kentucky, who has all kinds of momentum, and Bolin entering the game completing 4-7 passes for 35 yards in his career. No panic at all in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Now be serious, you know you were worried.

I love great stories in sports. Maybe “Rudy” was still fresh in my head after having watched it last Saturday before the Notre Dame game. So immediately, I turn to my buddy I go to games with, Chris Tingley, and say “Well, he IS from Lexington.” How sweet would it be for a kid from Lexington to bring the Cards back in this game against Kentucky? The Wildcats didn’t offer Bolin a scholarship until well after he was committed to Louisville. They let him get away, and on Saturday it would come back on them.

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Louisville vs Kentucky Game Highlights

It was a fun day at PJCS. I won’t bore you with words, just check the video.

With Kyle Bolin injured, is Bonnafon #2 QB?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Teddy Bridgewater

Junior

6’3   196 lbs

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JUCO QB commits to the Cards!

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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!

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1169092/#highlights/34094373

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