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Category Archives: Football

Cards Land Oklahoma CB Transfer

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The University of Louisville Football team landed a transfer this morning. Former Oklahoma defensive Back P.J. Mbanasor ( last name pronounced em-BAN-uh-sore) announced he would be joining the Cards via Twitter.

Mbanasor was a 4 star recruit out of high school. He played in 10 games with the Sooners in 2015 but redshirted the entire 2016 season. We here at CSZ welcome PJ to the VILLE!!!

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Cards To Watch For In The NFL Draft

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With the 2017 NFL Draft just days away, our own Matt McGavic looks at the draft eligible Cards.

DeAngelo Brown

Defensive Tackle
6’1″, 317 lbs

Being one of the strongest players in all of college football, Brown has a tremendously strong lower body and can bully his way around an offensive lineman at the point of attack. However, his strong lower body is also his Achilles’ heel, as he can be a bit stiff at times and lack explosiveness.

Projected Draft Position: Round 7, Pick 243 (Texans)

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Alphonso Carter Announces Transfer

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Cardinal cornerback Alphonso Carter announced via Twitter that he was released from the team after meeting with Coach Bobby Petrino and will be transferring to another school to continue his eligibility.  Carter was suspended indefinitely last fall after he was pulled over by LMPD and there was a loaded gun found in the car.  Although he was facing felony gun possession, he was eventually charged with misdemeanor gun charges to which he plead guilty to.

Carter,  6’3 corner who originally transferred from Tennessee to Louisville has already earned his Bachelor’s degree and will be eligible to play immediately in the fall of 2017.  Carter is the second cornerback to transfer in the past few weeks as Shaq Wiggins also announced he will be leaving UofL.   We here at CSZ wish Alphonso good luck wherever he winds up playing next season.

Mic’d Up At The Louisville Football Spring Game

 

The fine folks at the University of Louisville mic’d up some of the legends of Cardinal Football for the Wendy’s Wonderful Spring Game on Saturday. Here is footage of that. Enjoy!

BucketHatism: Spring Game

ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”

Please be seated.  Saturday afternoon marked the beginning of the long 4 1/2 month wait for tailgating, horrible football taeks, bold ACC predictions, and CARDS-FIRST-DOWN chants (more on this later).   Sure the baseball team is rolling through Spring with it’s eyes set on Omaha.  The NBA Playoffs also known as “when the pros actually try” has begun but lets not act like the dead period is not quickly approaching.  So if you didn’t make it out to the Spring Game I would suggest you invest in YouTube and catch some old games. Fact of the matter is, the Spring Game is just a nice fix until September.

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Notes From The Spring Game

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Louisville Football put on a semi-competitive showcase for the first time since the Citrus Bowl in the annual spring game, and as expected, reigning Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson did what he did best and lit up the scoreboard in front of the announced crowd of 14,000.

The junior quarterback was 19-36 through the air for 346 yards and three touchdowns, as well as a rushing score for the Red team. Second string quarterback Jawon Pass, who started for the White team, didn’t have quite the outing that Jackson did, as he threw for 20-37, as well as 4 interceptions, including a pick-six by Jaire Alexander. However, it is worth noting that 3 of his 4 picks came off of deflected balls.

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Kyle Bolin To Transfer From U of L

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

U of L quarterback Kyle Bolin has decided to transfer from the school, per reports.

Bolin, who was scheduled to be a fifth year senior at Louisville, announced his transfer just hours after appearing in Saturday’s Spring Game. While Kyle did not play in the spring game, his brother, Clay, earned reps late in the scrimmage and will be on the roster for 2017.

Bolin will graduate in May and is down to Texas, Cincinnati, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan for his choices as a fifth-year senior transfer.

Bolin arrived in 2013 and appeared for Louisville on occasion as a starter and relieving backup. He is most known for coming off the bench to defeat Kentucky in the 2014 edition of the rivalry game, throwing for 381 yards and three touchdowns in the 44-40 instant classic. Bolin started in eight games in his Louisville career, including the 2014 Belk Bowl.

 

2017 UofL Football Spring Game Presser

Me, LJ & Matt ventured out to **CS to watch this year’s Spring Game. Yes I bleeped out the Pee & Jay. Seen a ton of awesome people out today. We will have a breakdown of the game in a little bit but first check out the press conference from after.

Dae Williams Tears ACL In Practice

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Louisville Running Back Dae Williams tore his ACL in practice last week, the football program announced. Although there is a slight shot he will still see action this upcoming season, most indicators point to his 2017 season coming to a premature end. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Rosters Announced For Spring Game

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This morning on Twitter, the Louisville football program announced the rosters for this Saturday’s spring game. The annual Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game will kick off at 1pm at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

South Carolina DE Boosie Whitlow Transfers to Louisville

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After a recent visit, second year Defensive End/Outside Linebacker Boosie Whitlow has chosen the University of Louisville as his landing spot after choosing to transfer from the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Nunnsense: 10 Things To Watch At The Spring Game

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On Saturday, April 15th, Louisville football will hold it’s annual Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game. This will be our last chance as fans to see the team for about 5 months.

It’s tough to determine in this glorified scrimmage just how much the team has improved or how well certain players will adapt in their new roles, whether it be as a starter or at a new position. The coaching staff will be trying different personnel packages, implementing different schemes and calling a variety of experimental plays.

Take it for what it is, a chance to see our guys in action. Even though it’s tough to gauge how great this team can be by the outcome or stats from this game, we can get a look at certain players of interest and individual position battles. Here are 10 things that I will watching with great interest.  Read the rest of this entry

Louisville Announces Internship With Adidas

This morning the University of Louisville released the following video announcing an exciting opportunity to intern with them through Adidas.

The Nest Episode 13: Well That Sucked

On this episode we talk about the season that was and look forward to Cardinal Basketball next year. We talk about Spring Football, Lady Cards, the Cardinal Nine, and more. Tune in.

 

Spring Practice Day 2 Interviews

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Five Stories to Watch in Spring Football

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Spring football is underway in Louisville, as Bobby Petrino looks to return with Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and a bevvy of studs. A new defensive coordinator, depth at skill positions and offensive line play will headline the top stories of U of L’s spring football in 2017. Louisville will also have open practice for fans on March 24th, March 28th and April 4th, with the Spring Game set for April 15th.

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ICYMI: News & Notes From Petrino’s Spring Ball Press Conference

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Yesterday we got to hear from head coach Bobby Petrino for the first time since National Signing Day last month, and we came away with a few interesting tidbits thus far.

Cornerback Shaq Wiggins and offensive lineman Chandler Jones will both be transferring for the University of Louisville. It is unknown whete they will heading, but we wish them both the best of luck.

Cornerback Alphonso Carter has been suspended from the team. Last month, he was found to have a loaded gun in his possession with no license to carry after he was pulled over for running a red light.

Wide receiver Jaylen Smith and outside linebacker Jonathan Greenard will miss all of spring ball due to both of them in recovery from surgeries. Smith had surgery of stress fracture in his foot while Greenard had hip surgery.

On the positive side, Petrino announced that defensive end James Hearns has fully recovered from his surgery and is now a “full go”. Henry Famurewa is still in partial recovery, but will see some action on the practice field. Trevon Young will also see some work on the practice field after missing all of last season with a hip injury.

Open Practice Dates & Times Announced For @UofLFootball

UofL announces dates for open Football practices. Friday March 24th, Tuesday March 28th, Tuesday April 4th at 3:25

BucketHatism: Spring Practice

“ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”

Please be seated, the BHK is back off his weekend bender of wings, basketball and busted brackets to announce that the joy that is football is back for the month of April.  Today Bobby Petrino held his presser to give us all a glimpse of what to expect and what the team will be working on.  I know I am not the only Card fan that still has a sour taste in my mouth from how last season ended. We went from the highs of curb stomping FSU, receiving a visit from College Gameday, and a prime-time game in Death Valley to seeing Lamar nearly decapitated in Houston, watching the Governor’s Cup get kidnapped, and watching LSU do the cha-cha slide in our backfield for 4 quarters………but I digress.

The thing is, as young as this team was last year they are back and more experienced. More importantly they are pissed off at how they ended the season after being 9-1 on the verge of the playoffs.  Lamar winning the Heisman salvaged the disappointing ending but you have to think the team is still very much hungry for redemption.  Here some things, and players that the BHK is interested to see in the Spring game.

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Recruit Spotlight: Russ Yeast

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Russ Yeast

@russ_yeast03

5′ 10″, 175lbs
Athlete (RB/WR/CB)
Greenwood, IN

A two-way star, Russ Yeast is a speedy and agile playmaker at the Wide Receiver, Running Back and Cornerback positions out of Center Grove HS in Greenwood, IN. His senior season, he helped lead Center Grove HS to a 12-2 record, and lead them all the way to the IHSAA 6A title game. That season while both an offensive and defensive specialist, his specialization was on the offensive side of the ball, where he averaged 8.2 yards per carry as well as 18.8 yards per catch. He totaled 2,127 offensive yards and 27 total offensive touchdowns. When matched up against Russ Yeast, you better be ready for a track meet, cause he will beat you with his speed and elusiveness on the gridiron. The son of former UK great Craig Yeast, Russ decided to pave his own path and commit with their in state rival. He cited his fondness for Louisville growing up and them being the best fit both academically and athletically for him as his main reason for committing to the University of Louisville.

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