Heather Dinich and Andrea Adelson blog on ESPN.com for the ACC Conference. On Wednesday, they ranked the 2014 non-conference schedules for ACC teams. In their rankings, which you can see here, Louisville’s schedule was 10th out of 14 teams. Here is their take on the schedule for the Cards.
LOUISVILLE: *Murray State (6-6), At FIU (1-11), At Notre Dame (9-4), Kentucky (2-10)
- Opponents’ 2013 combined winning percentage: 36.7
- Toughest opponent: at Notre Dame
- Weakest opponent: FIU
- 2013 bowl teams: 1
- Quick take: This is a schedule Louisville should cruise through, with the exception of the road trip to Notre Dame. Last year, Louisville beat FIU 72-0, and beat Kentucky on the road. It’s definitely a good setup for a team trying to break it a new coaching staff and quarterback.
* denotes FCS opponent