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Monthly Archives: September 2015

LiveWith55 9/30/15 It me…the return

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Check out the return of LiveWith55! I know I was only gone a week but still. We talk Samford (haha), NCST and Red-White game. John Fogle called in to tell us about some upcoming events co-promoted with my guy Mario Urrutia!

Thanks for tuning in and Go Cards!

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Transcript: NC State Head Coach Dave Doeren previews Louisville on ACC teleconference

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Photo: statefansnation.com

DAVE DOEREN: You know, excited to be back in Carter-Finley. Been on the road for two games. Proud of our team for finding a way to play really good football on the road. Thought we executed at South Alabama. After the first drive they went down and scored, we responded with a big kickoff return, and unfortunately that was called back, and then the offense responded with 28 unanswered points, and then the defense didn’t let them back in the end zone. I thought our response to adversity was really good. A lot of guys played in the game, and I think everybody on the trip played. When you can get four games in a row where you’re backup quarterback and a lot of your backup players get valuable game experience, it’s really good for the future of your program and for potential injuries that may come. Moving forward, looking forward to starting ACC play and playing Louisville, who had a good win last week, good football team that looks like they’ve settled in on Jackson, the athlete at quarterback that can really run and does a lot of things with his feet, and they have a lot of good young athletes. Defensively Coach Grantham does a really good job with their defense and presents a challenge with their pressure packages, and D-line wise, one of the better D lines that we’ll probably face this year, great defensive tackles and long, athletic ends that can run, and a secondary that leads the nation in interceptions. Louisville definitely presents a great challenge to our football team, and we look forward to having them here in Carter-Finley on Saturday, and hopefully the weather will hold off and we can get a great game in. Any questions?

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Transcript: Bobby Petrino ACC teleconference 9/30/15

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

BOBBY PETRINO: We’re looking forward to going on the road and playing a very good North Carolina State team, a team that’s playing really good defense. They’re big and physical up front. Their linebackers really run and tackle. Basically, the same secondary guys that we played against a year ago. They’re also playing very good offense. I think their running backs are running really hard, big offensive front. Jacoby Brissett is doing a nice job of running their offense, being very efficient and accurate and completing a lot of passes. It’s a great challenge for us and certainly one we’re looking forward to.

Q. The environment after the first win, obviously, it was some time coming. Once the team got that, just the locker room after the game, how the team’s responded in practice, and what that’s done for you at this point going into the next game?

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NC State RB hits pedestrian with scooter

Photo: Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

Photo: Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

*UPDATE 5:45 p.m. – ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reports that Shadrach Thornton has been dismissed from the program.*

Shadrach Thornton, NC State’s second leading rusher, was charged with failure to stop and render aid and failure to provide information on Tuesday night, according to WRAL.com.

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Quick notes on De’Aaron Fox official visit

Photo: Scout.com

Photo: Scout.com

This past weekend, Louisville hosted a major prospect on campus as 5-star point guard De’Aaron Fox made an official visit. Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal spoke to his high school coach and got a feel for how the visit went. Here are just a few quick hitters from Greer’s column, which you can read here.

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Chris Redman named to the 2015 ACC Legends Class

Photo: Louisville.com

Photo: Louisville.com

Although he never played a down as a member of the ACC, Chris Redman did play for the Louisville Cardinals, who are now in the ACC. That is all that he needs to be inducted into the 2015 ACC Legends Class. The ACC announced the class on Tuesday, which is headlined by Tony Dorsett, Clinton Portis, and Warrick Dunn.

From the ACC:

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Garrick McGee and James Quick talk to the media 9/29/15

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Offensive Coordinator Garrick McGee and wide receiver James Quick met with the media after practice on Tuesday. McGee talked about what Quick brings to the team, Lamar Jackson, the new guys on the offensive line, and more. Quick talks about what went through his mind when he got hurt, how important the NC State game is, the focus in practice this week, and more.

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Bobby Petrino previews NC State

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Photo: athlonsports.com

Bobby Petrino met with the media on Monday to discuss the upcoming game against NC State. He talks Lamar Jackson, updates Jeremy Smith’s injury, the offensive line, and more.

Transcript from GoCards.com

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Lamar Jackson named ACC Rookie of the Week

Photo: GoCards.com

Photo: GoCards.com

I should probably put a date in the title of this post, because it could definitely happen a couple more times this season. Louisville freshman QB Lamar Jackson was named ACC Rookie of the Week on Monday by the ACC. Here is what they had to say about him.

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NC State opens as 5 point favorites against Louisville

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The opening line is out from VegasInsider.com, and NC State is a 5 point favorite against Louisville this Saturday. The Wolfpack are 4-0 heading into the game, but have not really been tested. They beat Troy (49-21), Eastern Kentucky (35-0), Old Dominion (38-14), and South Alabama (63-13).

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Players comment after the win over Samford

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Photo: collegefootball.ap.org

Quick comments from Lamar Jackson, Reggie Bonnafon, Trumaine Washington, and Chucky Williams.

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Coach Petrino press conference after win over Samford

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Coach Petrino’s press conference after Louisville’s 45-3 over Samford on Saturday.

Opening statement: We did what we were supposed to do. We were supposed to perform well and win the game. I was happy for our players. I know the last three weeks have been hard on them. I was very proud of the way they approached the week and how hard we worked. The good attitude that we had. I do think we improved in practice this week. I think they had fun out on the field tonight. It was good to get the turnovers early by our defense and then offensively be able to take advantage of it. So it was a good win and now we’ve got to get ready for next week’s game.

Q: What was different about the performance tonight? Is this kind of the rhythm you’d like for your offense to have?

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News from the Red Rage: Samford game Tailgate of the Week

The Weiter family & friends

The Weiter family & friends

A tradition unlike any other: the CSZ/RRTG Tailgate of the Week. It is becoming an award that people are hoping to win, and it has only been given out three times! On Saturday afternoon, I walked around the Old Cardinal Stadium parking lot with James and Josh of the Red Rage. We even visited the frats, but then quickly realized the trophy would probably be broken before it ever made it back to their frat house.

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Lamar Jackson highlights vs Samford

Photo: Jamie Rhodes, Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Jamie Rhodes, Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Lamar Jackson put up video game numbers against Samford. He had 396 total yards (212 passing & 184 rushing) with 3 total touchdowns. Here are his highlights.

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Highlights: Louisville vs Samford

This was much needed.

Cardinal Sports Zone radio show: 9/26/15

93.9 The Ville

On the latest edition of Cardinal Sports Zone on 93.9 The Ville, Steve and I previewed the Samford game and talked some hoops. We talked about what we wanted to see during the football game, talked about basketball uniforms, the upcoming Red-White game, and of course got off topic some. We were joined in studio by Perrin Johnson, which is always a treat. Click the soundcloud link below and give it a listen.

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5-star PG visiting Louisville this weekend

Photo: Scout.com

Photo: Scout.com

One of the nation’s top point guards in the class of 2016 is on UofL’s campus this weekend, and he has Louisville’s only commit with him. De’Aaron Fox, a five-star point guard on all four major recruiting sites, is taking an official visit this weekend while Cards’ commit V.J. King is here on an unofficial visit. It is believed that King is here on an unofficial because Fox asked that he be on campus when he is.

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News from the Red Rage: Samford tailgate

Red Rage

It’s about time to begin a new post leading up to each home game, or just whenever I deem necessary. It will be called “News from the Red Rage” and will give a little insight into the upcoming tailgate. If you tailgate at Old Cardinal Stadium or you are looking for somewhere to go, this is the place for you. Good food, good music, a good time, and most importantly, awesome people. If you have to pay to get in, it is $8 and you park wherever you want. Can’t beat that.

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Transcript: Bobby Petrino ACC teleconference 9/23/15

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Photo: fansided.com

BOBBY PETRINO: Well, we’re coming off a tough loss at home against Clemson, a very good football team where our players competed extremely hard and got into position in the fourth quarter where we had an opportunity to win the game and just weren’t able to do it. We had a good practice yesterday, and our guys are working hard, and we’re anxious to get back on the field and play another game on Saturday.

Q. Kyle Bolin and Lamar Jackson you’ve used in the last couple of games on kind of that quarterback carousel, seeing which one is going to get things going. How do you look at it going forward with these two guys and what you’ve seen so far? Is it a two-quarterback system? Does one guy kind of show more than the other at this point?

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“A good possibility” that James Quick plays on Saturday

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Something that has appeared to be lost on some folks during Louisville’s 0-3 start is that James Quick, easily the most experienced returning wide receiver this season, has missed two full games and the end of the Auburn game. Although the freshmen receivers have been making plays, Quick’s experience has been missed. The Cards may get the junior back for this Saturday’s game against Samford.

The following exchange is from Wednesday’s ACC teleconference:

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