“We were on the road all week, and we’re excited to be out on the field tonight and again tomorrow for the last two open practices, and then we’ll great into our preparation for Louisville and the Russell Athletic Bowl. I missed an opportunity to visit since the bowl announcement, but clearly we’re grateful for the opportunity to go to the Russell Athletic Bowl, to play in Orlando, and let our kids experience the sites and attractions and the community in Orlando, and get a great opponent in Louisville. Our kids are excited, I think they’re grateful. They’ve been through a lot the past two years, and they have not been able to have this opportunity. I thought after we talked last weekend, that [the conversation] resonated in the way they practiced. Hopefully we’ll see that again here tonight and tomorrow. They’re practicing with a purpose, they’re excited, and clearly they have a really tough opponent coming up.”
The official media predictions will be released on Monday, but I figured I would go ahead and give my predictions for how I think the standings will be in the ACC this season. This prediction will mean about as much as the media one that comes out tomorrow, which is not much at all. The games have to be played on the field, so whatever we predict is just good for conversation and debate. Pretty soon I will post my game-by-game prediction for the Cards, but for now, here are my predicted standings…
1) Florida State
5) North Carolina State
6) Boston College
7) Wake Forest
When the Miami Hurricanes visit Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on September 1, they will do so without two linebackers who were expected to contribute in the 2014 season. Alex Figueroa and JaWand Blue were dismissed from the team on Tuesday after being arrested on sexual battery charges involving a 17-year-old girl.
Bobby Petrino just announced at the ACC Celebration at Fourth Street Live! that the opening football game this season against the Miami Hurricanes will be a Blackout! We are just two short months away from that game on September 1! Here are some photos of the black uniforms.
In preparation for today’s ACC Celebration event at Fourth Street Live!, the mascots from around the ACC got into town yesterday. Needless to say, they were busy and looked like they had a lot of fun. I think this should happen more often.
It is finally here! July 1, 2014. The University of Louisville is an official member of the Atlantic Coast Conference! Not the Big East. Not the American Athletic Conference. This is the ACC! Back in November of 2012, it was announced that this move would happen. The date seemed so far away. We would have to endure a season in the American Athletic Conference, but we did it. The schedules were less than stellar, but we made it. Now we enter a whole new ballpark.
In basketball, Louisville joins what could possibly be the best basketball conference ever assembled. The Big East had some awesome years and was consistently the best basketball conference. This version of the ACC could be even better. With Louisville, you will also have Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Virginia, and more.
So apparently, this is how the Miami Hurricanes are preparing for the 2014 season, which opens up with a trip to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. If a football game is played, I am taking the Cards. However, if a competition of “who can lift more weights while clubbin’ in strobe lights” breaks out, then the ‘Canes may have a shot on September 1.
Athlon released their predictions for the conference finishes earlier in June, and here is what they predicted for the ACC in 2014. They have the Cards finishing 3rd in the Atlantic Division with a record of 8-4 overall and 5-3 in the ACC. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a solid first year in the ACC to me.
2014 ACC Predictions
On Thursday night, class of 2015 wide receiver Irvin Charles tweeted out his top 7 schools, and the Louisville Cardinals were on that list.
Charles is listed at 6’4 and anywhere from 207-212 lbs on the major recruiting sites. He is from Haddonfield, New Jersey. On 247Sports, where he is a 4-star prospect, the Crystal Ball for him has Penn State at 62% and Miami at 19%. However, with the actual predictions on where he ends up, 3 of the last 4 people to predict have him going to Miami.
Some of the most exciting announcements made during the summer are the kickoff times for Louisville football games. Anything involving football has added excitement this season because of the ACC. Things get started right away with the season opener against Miami. I don’t remember Louisville ever playing a team with such history and prestige in the season opener, especially during the even years.
So far, three of the Cards’ six home games have been set. Good news is, none are at noon. Even better news, one of those games is Murray State. So even that game is in the evening. Enough with the chit chat. Here is one half of the 2014 Louisville Cardinals football schedule!
Monday September 1 (Labor Day) vs Miami 8:00 p.m. ESPN
Saturday September 6 vs Murray State 7:00 p.m. ESPN3.com
Saturday September 13 @ Virginia 12:30 p.m. ACC Network
Friday October 3 @ Syracuse 7:00 p.m. ESPN
Thursday October 30 vs Florida State 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Saturday November 22 @ Notre Dame 3:30 p.m. NBC
My goal here is to make sure we do not post every single rumor that is out there, that is not what we are about. But it is also important to keep you posted on the things that we are hearing that are credible. So that is what we will do. Like I have said before, many people are not on social media or can not check it all day long, so people can’t keep up all the time. So here are some of the latest in this whole situation…
One of the reasons that this game is so big for Louisville is the location. To have a bowl game in Florida is awesome when you recruit that state so much. You can have recruits come watch your team in person without having to bring them up for an official visit. So it is like a bonus visit for those guys. Louisville will have a few commits from the class of 2014 in attendance, as well as a former commit who flipped to Miami.
Our guys Lloyd Spence (Talkin Noiz) and Howie Lindsey (CardinalSports.com) Will be having a live pre and post game for both Louisville games today. The guys will be live from Lexington and Orlando with many guests!! Be sure to check it out. Link is in the tweet below:
Another great video that “upfromtheashes” has uploaded on youtube is the full game from 2006 when the Cards dominated Miami in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Enjoy!
From HurricaneSports.com on 12/13/13:
The above tweet was sent from Susan Degnan a beat writer for the Miami Herald. Herb Waters has been one of Miami’s top WR this year racking up over 400 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.
You may remember Waters name in recruiting as he had some second thoughts about his Miami commitment and took a long look at the Cards. Waters being out would be a blow to the Hurricanes offense so this will definitely be something to watch.
Miami Hurricane fans are known for “Swag”. Well when it comes to their Defense they have anything but that. Looks like they expect Teddy to have the game of his life but Hey Miami fans so do we :) Enjoy this:
So remember the Miami fan who said Miami was comin’ for Louisville? He reminded you a few times that they were comin’. Well, he is at it again. This one isn’t as entertaining. But just figured it would make you feel better about how you spend your time. Ski mask?
We threw out this question to see what the people thought, and the mixed responses made it worthwhile. If the Cards only win 1 game on December 28th, which would YOU rather see them win? The Battle for the Bluegrass against Kentucky? Or the Russell Athletic Bowl against Miami? Now of course, we would prefer for the Cards to go 2-0 that day, but this just makes for good discussion. First, here are the opinions from the members of CSZ, followed by the twitter responses from you, the fans. Enjoy!
Well Cardnation…the stage is set for Orlando and the Russell Athletic Bowl Committee is eager to have the Cards visit. No, it’s not the prestigious BCS bowl we had hoped for our returning Sugar Bowl champs but let’s consider the following. Look at the enemy; UCF ruined our chances of heading back to a BCS and they’ll be heading to the west side of the country to face Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl. Athlon Sports ranks the matchup with the Miami Hurricanes to be the 9th best ‘must see’ game of all 35 bowls. UCF’s bowl game ranks just one spot ahead of the Cards and I am convinced that’s primarily because of the BCS Fiesta name. But I want to congratulate UCF on their first BCS appearance. I don’t want to be ‘that critic’ towards the Knights like the Cards received last season when they were selected to play Florida. Now that that’s over with…. Let’s move on to the good stuff.
WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE!
When I first saw this, my first thought was it HAD to be posted. Then I heard the language and thought it shouldn’t. But since you have been warned (and it’s not the worst thing in the world) I just had to let you see it. I do apologize for wasting your time with this garbage, but it is kind of entertaining right?