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Category Archives: Football

Recruit Spotlight: Malik Cunningham

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Malik Cunningham

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6’0″, 187 lbs
Quarterback
Montgomery, AL

One of the first recruits to commit for the class of 2017, Malik Cunningham is an explosive dual threat quarterback out of Park Crossing HS in Montgomery, Alabama. His senior year, he lead Park Crossing HS to a 13-1 record, with their lone loss coming in the state semifinal game. During that season, he threw for almost 3,000 yards while rushing for over 1,000 yards. Through the air, he threw 30 touchdowns to 8 interceptions, while on the ground he ran for 19 touchdowns while fumbling the ball only once. Essentially, if you need a touchdown, let Malik Cunningham work his magic. He is precisely the kind of explosive playmaker that Bobby Petrino loves, and has shades of Lamar Jackson in his game. Him and Tre’Sean Smith were very active and vocal during the recruiting cycle in getting fellow recruits to come check out Louisville.

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The Nest: All RILED Up And It S-U-C-K’s (Episode 9)

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On the episode we are joined by WDRB’s Jason Riley. We break down the V-Tech win and UNC loss. We preview the upcoming rematch with Syracuse and the Cards trip to Winston-Salem to face Wake Forest. The crew debates which song should the football team run out to and more. Plus we vent. All that and more on this episode, tune in.

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Former Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd To Visit UofL

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According to Scout.com, former leading Tennessee Volunteers rusher Jalen Hurd will be paying a visit to the University of Louisville this weekend.

Hurd has also paid visits to Ohio State and California. He was on pace to become Tennessee’s all time leading rusher, until a falling out with his coach Butch Davis spurned his decision to transfer schools. He is also looking to switch positions at wherever school he chooses.

7 UofL Players Receive Invites To NFL Combine

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According to the official list of 2017 NFL Combine participants, 7 Louisville players have received an invite to this year’s edition of the NFL’s predraft combine. Surprisingly, DeAngelo Brown was not one of the players invited. Those invited are listed down below:

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The Nest Episode 7: Deng It Mango!

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On this episode we break down the highs of a win against Boston College and the lows of a loss to Virginia. We address missed curfew-gate and also dive into a preview of the Miami and Syracuse games. Stu from Cardinal Phone Repair stops by and we discuss the worst sports analysts past and present. You will NOT want to miss this episode!

A Tale Of Two Cultures

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Some people will do everything and ignore anything just to keep slandering your name.

Like most Louisville fans and supporters, I’ve reached a point where I’ve just grown tired of constantly hearing about UK fan Katina Powell and that whole scandal. We know that there was a grad assistant that paid for strippers/dancers for recruits and players. We know that Rick Pitino had an extramarital affair in the past. We know that Bobby Petrino also did the same thing, even if he wasn’t even our coach at the time. We know about Porcini. We know about the motorcycle. We know.

How do we know? Well, we have our good friends at all facets of the national sports media to always be there and remind us. Everyone from ESPN, to CBS Sports, to FS1, and so on and so forth reminding us nearly every time Louisville takes the court of all the acts that went down in Minardi Hall, with every single mention of it being followed up by vehement criticism. We have the likes of Michael Rosenberg crafting slam pieces with obvious negative bias. Even as recent as last night, we have people like Jay Williams criticizing Louisville’s culture simply because a player missed curfew.

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Cardinals In The NFL: 2016 Season In Review

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The NFL’s 2016 season saw action from 22 former Louisville Cardinals on 15 different teams, with at least one player representing each position in football. The 2016 NFL Draft also felt the Louisville Cardinals’ presence, with the selection of Sheldon Rankins with the 12th overall pick. The Bills, Steelers and Jets feature multiple former Cards on their rosters, with the Steelers having 2 and both the Bills & Jets having 4 (The Bears also had multiple prior to Greg Scruggs being waived). 3 postseason teams have former Cards on their rosters (Steelers, Dolphins, Patriots), as well as the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots (Greg Scruggs).

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The Nest: That Boy’s Mad (Episode 6)

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On this episode we welcome Twitter legend TBG into the show. We recap the dismantling of NC State, the legend of David Levitch, what to expect in both the Boston College and Virginia games, crootin’, and we also vent at the end. Smash the play button and enjoy.

 

Eric Wood & Tobijah Hughley Break Down The Class On ACC Network Extra

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First up Offense

 

Then Defense:

NSD Party Highlights (Video)

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Here is a video from last nights NSD Party. If you have never been to one I suggest you attend.

 

National Signing Day Photo Gallery

The University of Louisville National Signing Day Party was held at the Brown and Williamson Club in Papa Johns Cardinal stadium on Wednesday, February 1st. Here are a few pics in case you missed it.

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National Signing Day Analysis

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Yesterday, Louisville signed one of its top recruiting classes in the football program’s history. With a Heisman Trophy winner, new offensive line coach and defensive coordinator, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding Louisville’s 2017 season. Who else is buzzworthy from this year’s recruiting class?

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National Signing Day 2017

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Total Recruits
Offense: 11
Defense: 10
Special Teams: 1

Class Ranking
Scout: 31st
Rivals: 27th
24/7: 32nd

(Click on their names below for a breakdown of each player)

Offense

Quarterbacks:

Malik Cunningham

Skill Positions:

Colin Wilson (RB)

Justin Marshall (WR)

Corey Reed (WR)

Josh Johnson (WR)

Kemari Averett (TE)

Offensive Line:

Mekhi Becton (OT)

Ronald Rudd (OT)

Toryque Bateman (OT)

Caleb Chandler (OG)

Cole Bentley (OG)

Defense

Front Seven:

Malik Clark (OLB)

Dorian Etheridge (OLB)

Kam Jones (ILB)

Secondary:

Kaheem Roach (CB)

Russ Yeast (CB)

CJ Avery (S)

Anthony Johnson (S)

Lyn Strange (S)

TreSean Smith (S)

Rodney Owens (S)

Special Teams

Long Snapper:

Mitch Hall

2017 NSD Press Conference: Bobby Petrino

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Here is today’s signing day wrap-up from the man himself, Head Coach Bobby Petrino:

Malik Cunningham Signs His NLI With UofL

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Malik Cunningham

Quarterback
6’0″, 187 lbs
Montgomery, AL

Scout: 3*
Rivals: 4*
24/7: 3*

Other Schools of Interest: LSU

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Ronald Rudd Signs His NLI With UofL

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Ronald Rudd

Offensive Tackle (JUCO)
6’7″, 308 lbs
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Scout: 3*
Rivals: 3*
24/7: 3*

Other Schools of Interest: UCLA, Arizona State

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Mekhi Becton Signs his NLI With UofL

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Mekhi Becton

Offensive Tackle
6’7″, 300 lbs
Highland Springs, VA

Scout: 3*
Rivals: 3*
24/7: 3*

Also had offers from Michigan, Virginia Tech, FSU & Oregon

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Justin Marshall Signs His NLI With UofL

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Justin Marshall

Wide Receiver
6’2″, 189 lbs
Conyers, GA

Scout: 3*
Rivals: 4*
24/7: 3*

Other Schools of Interest: South Carolina, Nebraska

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Josh Johnson Signs His NLI With UofL

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Josh Johnson

Wide Receiver
5’11’, 170 lbs
College Park, GA

Scout: 3*
Rivals: 3*
24/7: 3*

Other Schools of Interest: Notre Dame, Boston College Wake Forest

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Cole Bentley Signs His NLI With UofL

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Cole Bentley

Offensive Guard
6’5″, 301 lbs
Belfry, KY

Scout: 4*
Rivals: 3*
24/7: 3*

Other Schools of Interest: West Virginia

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