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Beyond The X’s & O’s With Coach Klenakis

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Today’s Beyond the X’s & O’s is with tight ends coach Klenakis. Take a look below to hear what he loves about Card Nation and what he looks for in a player.

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Cardinal Football Reports To Camp

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The University of Louisville 2017 football team reported today for camp. The players sat through different protocols and the coaches talked to the media. The Cards are returning 14 starters, one of course being Lamar Jackson. Lamar and the rest of the Cardinals open up the season on September 2nd against Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium. The practice on July 31st is open to the public at 4pm.

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UofL Football Press Conference

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The coaches of the 2017 Cardinal football team sat down with the media today to talk about the upcoming season. Follow the link below to listen to what they had to say.

Cards Looking To Bounce Back With All Things ACC

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It is no secret that the University of Louisville football team graduated a ton of talent last season. Cardinal Sports Zone’s very own Jeremy Wahman sat down with All Things ACC to discuss who to look out for this year on the field.

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Fast Facts With Lukayus McNeil

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What is the most played song on Lukayus’ playlist? Who is his favorite superhero? What is the one food he could never, ever, give up? These are just some of the questions we get answers to on Fast Facts with Lukayus McNeil.

Louisville Football 2017 Hype Video

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Every year we release a hype video to help get your football juices flowing. Football season gets closer every day and I can’t hardly wait. ¬†Here is the 2017 Louisville Football Hype Video. Enjoy… Read the rest of this entry

Louisville Ranked Preseason 12 By Sporting News

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In the latest preseason rankings, the Louisville Cardinals are ranked 12 by Sporting News. Lamar Jackson still needs to improve his passing game and the defense needs to find its rhythm under its new coordinator, Peter Sirmon. If these pieces fall into place as we all expect them to, we are in for another fun season. Sporting News has Alabama as preseason number one with USC and Ohio State rounding out the top three. Florida State comes in at number four and reigning national champion Clemson rounds out the top five.

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Fast Facts With Chucky Williams

usa-today-8908003.0What is Chucky Williams’ favorite TV show? What is his hometown known for? What was Chucky’s first jersey number? These are just some of the questions we get answers today in today’s fast facts. Here is Fast Facts with Chucky Williams.

 

Jackson, Alexander Named All-ACC Preseason

IMG_1747Lamar Jackson and Jaire Alexander are quite the duo, their latest preseason accolade is they have both been named to the All-ACC Preseason team. Both Cardinals received more than 100 votes, with Jackson receiving a league high of 132, with little surprise to anyone. Catch Alexander and Jackson in action when the Cards open up the 2017 season on September 2nd at 7:30 versus Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Behind The Scenes At ACC Media Day (Video)

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Follow Jaire, Lamar and coach Petrino behind the scenes st ACC media day on the Mic’d up series from the GoCards Youtube channel.

 

Lamar Jackson Asks Mike Vick To Dial Back Praise

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“Jackson asked Vick to dial back his assessment of him last year after Vick tweeted last fall that Jackson is “five times better than what I was at Virginia Tech.” Jackson revealed his request of Vick on Thursday at the ACC Kickoff, per ESPN’s David Hale.”

This is a great article. It also gives you a couple of videos as well as talking about ACC media day. It says that¬†Syracuse coach Dino Babers reached out and put his hand on Jackson’s arm, per ESPN, and said “I just had to touch you to make sure you’re human.” Check out the article below… Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense: Keys For A Big 2017-18 Football Season

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First, let’s start by defining what a big or successful season is. To me I measure success by the win total set by Las Vegas. This year the total is 9 so if we win 9 regular season games then the season is successful. However, early season success often raises our expectations. It shouldn’t but it just does – it’s human nature. * See last season.* Maybe you have a different definition of a successful season and that’s perfectly okay. I love our fans having high expectations. Our goal every season should be nothing less than a national championship but there is absolutely nothing wrong with being happy after a 10 win season. Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense: Louisville Football Is An Early Favorite Over Clemson And Others

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This time of year is often referred to as the “Dead Period.” We are approximately 65 days away from college football and there is not much else going on. For me, it’s the time of year where I start watching games from the previous season on Youtube and start searching the internet to see what other conference rivals are saying about their expectations for the upcoming season. I always go on vacation the first week of July and it’s my yearly tradition to pick up a college and NFL football magazine at the airport to read on the plane. It’s my time to start preparing for my preseason predictions and brush up on transactions and projections for fantasy football. Read the rest of this entry

Times & Television Announced For First Three Football Games

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Per GoCards.com;

LOUISVILLE, Ky. ‚Äď Details of the University of Louisville’s 2017 football schedule are beginning to come into focus.

The Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday announced the television and times for the Cardinals’ first three games of the season.

Louisville opens the season with a neutral-site contest on Sept. 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., against Purdue in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff to be televised nationally by FOX. It is the first meeting between the two schools since 1987.

The Cardinals start the league portion of their schedule on Sept. 9 at North Carolina, with a noon contest on either ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2.

Clemson, the 2017 national champions, will serve as Louisville’s first home game. The matchup between the schools is set for Sept. 16 at 3:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on either ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2. Read the rest of this entry

BucketHatism: Spring Game

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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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BucketHatism: Spring Practice

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

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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BucketHatism: 2017 Football Schedule

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

FOLKS!!!  I have been approached by a few people needing an explanation for my recent hiatus from Twitter. Basically I spend a lot of time on the damn thing and I have to go into detox once a year only to relapse again.   But look at the bright side, each time this happens a bunch of crazy stuff happens and I am left without a place to vent or celebrate. So I usually end up telling my fiance or anyone who will listen that we got a new recruit, B-Dubs has a secret code for free wings, and blue cheese is straight ass-water.

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Jaire Alexander 2016 Season Highlight Video

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Opponents passed against Louisville 31.6 times per game and gained an average of 207.1  yards. The majority of those pass attempts were nowhere near cornerback Jaire Alexander.  He has quickly become one of the best corners in the country in only his sophomore year. I would go as far to say that he is a shut down corner. Very impressive considering he started his high  school career as wide receiver. He has the hands of a receiver, the footwork of Fred Astaire and closing speed that lures opposing quarterbacks to believe their receiver is open. However, opposing quarterbacks are now wise to this and rarely throw in his direction. The risk is just too great.

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2016 All ACC Teams Announced

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The 2016 All ACC football teams were announced today. The teams were voted upon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). Louisville had one player voted to the first team offense ans one to the first team defense. “ Florida State junior Dalvin Cook, the ACC‚Äôs rushing leader with 1,620 yards, leads the overall voting with 139 points. He is joined on the first team by Louisville sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson, who leads the conference in total offense with 410.7 yards per game and set a conference record for touchdown responsibility with 51 (30 passing, 21 rushing).” Check out the lists and see how much you agree or disagree with their selections.

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
WR, Mike Williams, R-Jr., Clemson, 131 pts
WR, Amba Etta-Tawo, R-Sr., Syracuse, 125
WR, Ryan Switzer, Sr., North Carolina, 107
TE, Jordan Leggett, Sr., Clemson, 95
T, Roderick Johnson, Jr., Florida State, 118
T, Mitch Hyatt, So., Clemson, 104
G, Tyrone Crowder, R-Jr., Clemson, 104
G, Dorian Johnson, Sr., Pittsburgh, 88
C, Jay Guillermo, R-Sr., Clemson, 86
QB, Lamar Jackson, So., Louisville, 125
RB, Dalvin Cook, Jr., Florida State, 139
RB, James Conner, R-Jr., Pittsburgh, 119
PK, Mike Weaver, R-Jr., Wake Forest, 47
Sp., Quadree Henderson, So., Pittsburgh, 103
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DE, DeMarcus Walker, Sr., Florida State, 125
DE, Ejuan Price, R-Sr., Pittsburgh, 107
DT, Carlos Watkins, R-Sr., Clemson, 113
DT, Woody Baron, Sr., Virginia Tech, 79
LB, Ben Boulware, Sr., Clemson, 131
LB, Micah Kiser, Jr., Virginia, 99
LB, Devonte Fields, Sr., Louisville, 70
CB, Tarvarus McFadden, So., Florida State, 113
CB, Cordrea Tankersley, Sr., Clemson, 97
S, Quin Blanding, Jr., Virginia, 100
S, Jadar Johnson, Sr., Clemson, 94
P, Nicholas Conte, Sr., Virginia, 118

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BucketHatism: Slapd*cks (Or Kentucky)

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

Good morning. The BHK would ask that the court ignores the fact he showed up today wearing a wife beater, some gym shorts, and reeking of alcohol. ¬†I think I owe it to myself, matter of fact we all do after the worst weekend in Cardinal history and it was not even close. ¬†It like all the games we had some bad juju in but still managed to win all got together and decided to nut-punch us when it mattered. ¬†Seriously, and this may be the hangover talking, it appears that the juju from Duke, Virginia, and the Wake Forest game all got together and said “hey let Louisville feel great now and over the last 2 weeks of the season lets completely f*** them up. And while we’re at it, lets dropkick their men’s and women’s basketball teams just for good measure because if we are gonna go full-juju we are gonna do it right”.

So sorry if I am a bit bitter this glorious Monday morning but it has been a long 72 hours and I just want to get some sleep.  As always I took notes down while I was sober and I am going to read them to the court.

Anybody moves, anybody says anything, you will be removed from the court by @beerwencha2. ¬†Don’t let the glass of wine she is holding fool you, she does yoga and has 30 books under her belt. ¬†It’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for.

  • Look, I have told you all the signs of bad juju earlier this season and I am not about to go back and rehash the same conversation. But as a Louisville fan, you just know when something is off. Upon waking up on Saturday morning I just knew we would play like sh*t. ¬†I guess it is my sixth sense. Cold, dreary day. ¬†Not a lot of excitement heading into the stadium. Appeared everyone was hungover from turkey day and Friday leftovers. ¬†Plus the noon kickoff never helps.

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