CSZ Roundtable: Discussing Breakout Offensive Players

The hype for the Louisville football team ahead of this season has grown with each passing month. Expectations have started to rise, and the vibes around the program and the fanbase are the highest they’ve been since September 2016. One of the main reasons for these trends is the electric offensive scheme that Jeff Brohm brings to the program. Multiple returning players along with notable transfer additions are expected to play significant roles, but who will be the offensive breakout star? We asked the CSZ team just that; here are their answers.

Shawn Barbour:

I’m going Maurice Turner. Good receiver out of the backfield and can be versatile. You can line him up in the slot as well. Even though Jawhar Jordan is the number 1 back, I think Turner is just too good to not see significant time utilized in other roles in addition to the immediate backup RB.

Cody Montgomery:

I’m going with Kevin Coleman. I think AHB and KC will push each other and battle for reps inside. I’m predicting an elevated Eli Rogers type of year for KC, being the reliable slot receiver that seems to always be in the right place at the right time. I’m also betting he takes a couple punts back to the house.


I’ll go Jamari Thrash. He will have a huge year with being our number one receiver besides AHB. Thrash is a nightmare in space & his lateral speed will kill some of the corners in ACC. Thrash & AHB can both be 1000k yard receivers this year.

Trevor Edwards:

Jawhar Jordan- Jaws will be the best RB in the ACC. He has the killer instinct. With defenses more worried about our passing attack this season, that will allow for some huge gaps for Jawhar to show off his speed and get into the second level.

Jeremy Wahman:

I am gonna go with Ahmari Huggins Bruce. I think he’s working harder this summer & has matured alot. He will have a QB that knows how to find him in Plummer. 1k yards season loading….

Jeff Nunn:

I’m going with the obvious answer. It’s always the QB. Jack Plummer. The post Malik era gets off to a great start. Jack throws for over a 65% completion percentage and for over 3,000 yards. Jawhar Jordan seems to be a great candidate and definitely will have a huge year, but I feel his breakout year was last year. There are also 4 or 5 receivers who would be great candidates… but it all starts with Jack. His knowledge of Brohm’s offense should yield great results early in the season.

Dalton Pence:

Jawhar Jordan; in limited action last year, he quickly made his presence known. Rushing for 815 yards and 5.97 YPC despite only seeing a significant workload after multiple injuries, Jordan will get ample opportunity to shine in one of the ACC’s most electric offenses.

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