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One of my favorite things about being in the ACC is the ACC Digital Network. The ACC Digital Network provides a ton of extra content about all of the schools in said conference. I always get excited when my notification goes off that a new video has been posted. Almost as excited as when Crums drops one….almost.
Now that I’ve calmed down a little, let me move on. This weeks video is a hype video for UofL Football. I hope you enjoy & that we find out if the Cards are in place for a memorable season. I say yes. Enjoy!
Today was no different on the Cardinal Sports Zone on 93.9 because Steve brought the pain on several topics. How many points is enough on Thursday? Who is overrated in college football & who he’s picking in the fantasy draft. Great discussions all around. We had Celebrity curtain chooser Marques Maybin in this morning to help Steve navigate the machine known as CSZ. We welcomed in today, the much cuter than the rest of us in the boother, Paige Sherrard. The first lady of CSZ if you will. To top it off we discussed the success of the first annual CSZ Football Kickoff party plus we welcomed guest and Cardinal great Eli Rogers on this morning. The current starting Wide Receiver for the Steelers just played a game last night but was here for CardNation this morning. We really appreciate you! Also Nicky V was in here spinning it on the ones and two’s for us in the booth. The Cardinal Sports Zone show is brought to you by JB’S Pub on Central alongside of Doug Budd at Red Edge Realty and homesforsaleinlouisville.net.
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Bill Connelly of SB Nation has reevaluated his prior projection and updated the formula. His changes include “Injuries, transfers and dismissals from the last six months have been accounted for, as well as possible.
Now that I have compiled offensive line information, I have added it, with tiny weight, to the offensive production figures. That hasn’t affected many teams, but it’s dinged a few”. Read the full article below.
Here is some after practice video from UofL Wide Receiver Jaylen Smith and OT Geron Christian from the fine folks at @UofLFootball. Enjoy!
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – During his coaching career, University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino hasn’t had a lot of freshmen start on the offensive lin.
Petrino’s offense, which is known for its complexity, is difficult for a true freshman to understand to be able to get on the field. However, rising sophomore Geron Christian not only was able to get on the field – he excelled at one of the most difficult positions.
The Ocala, Fla., product, started all 13 games at offensive tackle – the only person on a young, revamped line to accomplish such a feat.
Not only did Christian play every game, he played well enough to garner all-ACC accolades as a rookie.
Looking back at 2015, even Christian is astonished on how much he learned in his first season.
“Even just terminology and technique, looking back on last year even when I watch the film, I still kind of laugh at how far I’ve come and pretty much how I got away with just ability and not knowing as much and learning on the run,” Christian stated after practice.
4 star wide receiver from Roswell Ga. Commits to Louisville. Reed is 6’3″ 194 pounds and choose Louisville over Miami and West Virginia. He was rated the #77 receiver by 247sports. In his junior year he had 44 receptions for 684 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Last Season: With a ton of seniors graduating from the program last season, Louisville turned to a plethora of young, raw receivers to turn some production for the passing game. Jamari Staples, in spite of missing half the season due to injury, led all receivers with 638 yards and three touchdowns, while James Quick led the team with five touchdowns.
While Staples and Quick were the key contributors for Louisville at that position, they also had a ton of true freshmen contribute right away. Devante Peete, Jaylen Smith and Traveon Samuel all saw major playing time and delivered on touchdowns for the team. It should be of note that wide receiver coach Lamar Thomas left in the offseason to coach at Kentucky.
You’ve waited all summer for it. You’ve hungered for it all summer. From the second the last one ended you couldn’t wait for the next one to begin. No I’m not talking about UofL Football. I guess it applies to that as well. I am talking about the masterpieces from Crums Revenge AKA the video savant. As always we will share the video with you here as well. Without further adieu….Here’s trouble on the way.
Here is the latest video from UofL Football. It focuses on the Special Teams of UofL. These videos this year have been great. Here are the Louisville Special Teams.
The FIRST AP College Football Poll of the season was released this morning. Where did the Cards and the rest of the ACC show up? Check it out below….
Today was the first ever regularly scheduled 2 hour Cardinal Sports Zone show on ESPN 93.9FM The Ville. Your host Steve Rummage & myself worked very hard to get this second hour & couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks. Our first guest was Dave from the Red Rage Tailgate & we talked about a variety of things. Resident guest host Marques Maybin was in the house & he brought the fire as usual. We announced our latest presenting sponsor today. We welcomed JB’S Pub on Central as our Co-presenting sponsor alongside of Doug Budd at Red Edge Realty and homesforsaleinlouisville.net.
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This look typically signifies that Bobby knows something we don’t. I love this look. I have missed the Bobby swagger from the first stint at Louisville as well. Bobby knows we week be lighting up scoreboards and he can’t wait. How you ask? Not sure. One thing is for sure after checking out the Football Kickoff Luncheon I feel the old Bobby is back! Here’s a highlight video from the fine folks at UofL Football covering today’s Football Kickoff Luncheon. Enjoy!
In this video the fine people from the ACC Digital Network Says that the Louisville Cardinals Defense is ready to dominate the ACC. If Kelsey, Fields, Brown, Harvey-Clemons, Wiggins or Washington has a day, I agree.
The 2016 Louisville Football Kickoff Luncheon was held today at the Downtown Marriott. Nearly 1,400 fans packed the ballroom eager to hear from Coach Bobby Petrino and the players.
Here are a few takeaways I gathered from today’s luncheon:
Last year’s secondary had high expectations to live up to after Gerod Holliman tied the NCAA record for interceptions. Josh Harvey-Clemons was the guy to fill that void, but he had help. The secondary was young and experienced many growing pains, more often in missed tackles than blown coverages. The Louisville defense intercepted 17 passes last season which ranked them 14th in the nation. The safety duo of Chucky Williams and Josh Harvey-Clemons each had 3 interceptions, Trumaine Washington added 3 as well, while Shaq Wiggins had 2, and Jaire Alexander and Jermaine Reve each had 1. Of the 17 interceptions, 12 came from defensive backs, and the only defensive back with an interception not returning is Jermaine Reve (graduated).
Here is my game by game predictions for the 2016 football season. Las Vegas has set the regular season win total at 9.5 games. I believe it’s a wise bet to take the over. Usually when I say to take the over it’s my heart talking but after looking at each game I believe the Cards can very realistically win eleven games but my head says that there might be one game that we slip up that we shouldn’t so ten wins is a safer bet. It’s still over the Vegas total. I pride myself in not getting caught up in the hype and I always keep it real with you even though you might not always like me for it. So here is the ugly truth. Since Petrino returned to Louisville they are 0-4 vs Clemson and Florida State. They are 0-6 vs ranked teams (No, Notre Dame was not ranked and we were ranked 24th). I believe this is the year that all changes. As of now we have 3 chances to beat a ranked team. I think we win 2 of them. I truly believe Louisville wins 11 regular season games this year. That look that Petrino has in his eye, that grin he carries with him at every media appearance and that slightly elevated happy tone in his voice reminds me of Rick Pitino just before the start of the 2013 year and we all know how that turned out (No I don’t think Louisville will win a championship but it could be one of the best years ever). Just like Pitino, Petrino knows he has something special with this team.
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