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ESPN Updated Bowl Projections

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ESPN’s Brett McMurphy and Mark Schlabach make their bowl projections after the week 3 games. Can Louisville make it to the college football playoffs or will they make a New Years Day bowl game? I am usually not a fan of bowl projections this early in the season but man is it fun to think about playing for a national championship and if nothing else, it’s fun to see that the rest of the world is finally taking us seriously. Here is the bowl projections… Read the rest of this entry

Las Vegas Updates Odds To Win College Football Playoff

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Las Vegas has released the updated odds to win the national championship and Louisville it trending in the right direction. If you truly believed that Louisville was going to win in May you could have received 100-1 odds. Prior to the FSU win you could have bet Louisville at 25-1. Now you are not going to win as much money if they win. Here are the newly updated odds…. Read the rest of this entry

Lamar Heisman Train Is Full Steam Ahead

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Andrea Adelson is the best staff writer at ESPN. If you read her work you would agree. Thankfully she covers the ACC and we as Louisville fans get to enjoy her work. You are really going to love this piece….

http://www.espn.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/129894/the-lamar-jackson-hype-train-is-now-boarding-all-passengers

You can follow Andrea on Twitter.

Louisville Is Exactly What The ACC Needed

727061a13e82d2fade9075bec6ae5d6bI have been completely immersed in college football this week. I have read almost every article and heard every radio host break down the Louisville vs. Florida State game. I have heard and read everything there is to know about ESPN college GAMEDAY. Armed with all that information, I still find myself searching and reading more articles. That’s when I stumbled upon this magnificent piece by Corey Clark of the Tallahassee Democrat.

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Who will be the Celebrity Guest Picker?

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The Bucket Hat King had to call a special hearing this morning to address some pertinent news. As you have all heard, the University of Louisville will host ESPN’s College GameDay for the first time in program history this Saturday.   I am sure most, like myself, are big fans of the tradition of the show which includes hilarious signs, live music, ESPN personalities, and the always entertaining selection by Lee Corso.

Not long ago, GameDay began the tradition of having a celebrity guest picker. It is usually someone with ties to the school or city, but it can also be random (See Katy Perry at Ole Miss).  So the speculation has already started, who will walk out of the GameDay RV and step on stage to represent our beloved Cards??

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BucketHatism: Syracuse

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

Good morning, as most of us are waking up this Saturday morning with nothing to do but to replay last night’s events in our Cardinal crazed minds, the BHK would like to read the court his observations and suggestions from last night’s beat down of Otto and his homeboy’s up north.

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Friday Night Fight: Louisville at Syracuse

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Last Time: After trailing 10-7 to end the first quarter, Louisville rallied to score 34 unanswered in the following three quarters to blow out the Orange 41-17. Kyle Bolin netted a season high 362 yards and three touchdowns, and Trumaine Washington had a 39 yard interception return for a touchdown to start the scoring spree for Louisville.

With the win, Louisville holds the all-time series lead 8-7.

This Time: Both teams enter tonight 1-0, and looking to get an early leg up in conference play.

About the Syracuse Orange

After a largely unsuccessful three-year run with Scott Shafer, Syracuse hired Bowling Green head coach Dino Babers to try to revive Syracuse football. Babers led FCS Eastern Illinois to deep runs in the playoffs, and then brought Bowling Green to back-to-back MAC championships, winning last season before moving to upstate New York.

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Nunnsense: 3 Keys To A Successful Bobby Petrino Team

 

imageBobby Petrino is widely revered as an offensive genius. He runs a very complex and sophisticated pro-style offense. The results speak for themselves. Petrino is the architect of the power spread offense even though that title was given to his offense by the media. He says it’s not a Read the rest of this entry

Welcome To The Show (Highlight Video)

 

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Bobby Petrino said at the kickoff luncheon that he wanted to get back to lighting up the scoreboard. He wasn’t joking. After watching the opening game, I think it’s safe to say that Bobby Ball is back. Eric Crawford of WDRB did the math and said, ” How dominant was Louisville’s first-half offense? It scored a touchdown every 4.875 plays. It had 25 first downs on 39 first-half plays. It averaged 11.8 yards per snap.” I haven’t seen 70 points since Cincinnati stomped on the Cardinal Bird prior to the 2004 game at PJCS. I pray FSU stomps on the bird on Sept 17th.image Read the rest of this entry

8 Touchdowns By Lamar Jackson (Video)

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The folks at ACCDN have put together a fun video counting all 8 of Lamar’s  touchdowns in the first half of the 70-14 win over Charlotte.

The Wait….

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“ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”
Good day folks. As soon as the University of Louisville baseball team records their 27th out, the wait begins. That long agonizing wait that carries from June all the way until Labor Day weekend. Unless you have an interesting hobby, or a planned summer vacation we all have fell victim to that wait. I’m referring to that wait for Cardinal Football.

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Nunnsense: Pump The Brakes Or Ride The Hype Train?

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One week from today all the talk and speculation of what this years version of  Louisville football has to offer will be over. Actual football will be played and I am giving you this week to decide if you want to continue with all the hype or if you want to pump the brakes a bit. I understand either way but if you decide to jump off the hype train please don’t try to jump back on when we take down FSU because you will be met with more resistance than a Miami defensive back from a Mario Urrutia stiff arm.  Read the rest of this entry

It’s Going To Be A Fun Year If You Like Hearing The Train Horn At PJCS

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We all have heard Petrino say he wants to light up the scoreboard. We all want to see the scoreboard on tilt. Bill  Connelly of SB Nations breaks it down for you in this exciting article. A must read for Card fans.

ESPN’s Preseason ACC QB Rankings

 

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ESPN’s Jared Shanker is doing an ACC position rankings. He starts this week with the quarterbacks. Most everything I have read so far has Lamar as the third best QB in the ACC but Jared doesn’t agree with the masses. I agree with Jared. Here is his list…..

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Is The ACC Only About Clemson And FSU? Not If UofL Has A Say

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Louisville has competed in the ACC for two years now. They are 0-4 vs. Clemson and Florida State. Louisville is perceived as the best of the rest in the ACC but hopefully things will change this year. Jon Solomon wrote this article for CBS Sports talking about how Louisville could change that perception this year. In the article, Bobby Petrino says “Our offense needs to get to the point that every time we take the field we expect to score, because that’s the tradition of Louisville offenses.” With that being said, I love our chances.  Click on the link below for the full article. Read the rest of this entry

Athlon Predicts ACC’s Top Ten Biggest Upsets For 2016

727061a13e82d2fade9075bec6ae5d6bI am not a huge fan of Athlon. I feel they are not Louisville friendly and this list proves it. Louisville makes 3 appearances on this list. I only agree with 1 of them. Trust me when I say that Bobby will have them ready for Marshall. It may be closer than we would like but an ugly win is still a win.

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Nunnsense: Louisville Could Be In The 2016-17 College Football Playoff

cfp-playoff-2The University Of Louisville football team could be in this seasons college football playoff. They could also be playing in the Music City Bowl again. There is a lot of hype around this years team but there is still a lot to be proven. Will they live up to the hype? Personally, I am a believer in this years team. I have seen the team come together as one. I have seen players like Reggie Bonnafon and Kyle Bolin make decisions based on the betterment of the team and not themselves. I saw four players turn down the NFL to come back for one more chance. Usually we think in Read the rest of this entry

Sheldon Rankins Picks Off Tom Brady

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Sheldon Rankins isn’t wasting anytime introducing himself to one of the best quarterbacks in The NFL.  He is proving that drafting him 12th was a little too low. Here is the article on ESPN talking about his interception and showing off his moves. Also, here is the video of his touchdown vs Boston College.  Read the rest of this entry

Louisville Football Newsletter 8/8/16

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PRESS RELEASE

Rocco Gasparro

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After putting the pads on for the first time on Sunday, the University of Louisville football team was back on the practice fields Monday afternoon for another full pads workout that lasted just over two and a half hours.

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Why Kyle Bolin Stayed At Louisville

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Kyle Bolin has done everything that has been asked of him. He has worked hard and deserves to play but he knows he is the backup to Lamar. He could have transferred and started at many division 1 schools. He chose to stay at Louisville. ” it says something about the mentality in sports today that Bolin’s return to U of L actually could be listed as a surprise. ” He tells Eric Crawford of WDRB why he stayed in this article.

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