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Nunnsense | Will Saturday Be The Last Home Game For Lamar, Jaire, Petrino & Sirmon?

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Short answer - Yes, Yes, No and Hope So.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The writings & musings of Jeff Nunn do not necessarily reflect those of CSZ.

On Saturday, we will honor our senior class that has won 32 games over a four-year span and will make its fourth-straight appearance in a bowl game. The game against Syracuse at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium is set for a 3:30 kick off and the seniors will be honored prior to the game. Louisville officially announced that a total of 14 seniors will walk on to their home field for the final time as a player. I hope that every fan gets in their seat early to show their appreciation for these student athletes. Also, during the game, former University of Louisville quarterback Stefan LeFors will become the 23rd football player to have his jersey honored.

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Bobby Petrino Press Conference: 11-13-17

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Bobby Petrino

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The mood around the University of Louisville football program is positive heading into Saturday’s regular-season home finale against Syracuse after the 38-21 win over Virginia last Saturday.

“I think it was our overall best game of the year when you look at offense, defense, (and) special teams,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “Defensively, I liked the way we played. I thought our defensive front set the tone early, getting the pass rush out of (redshirt senior linebacker) James (Hearns) and (redshirt sophomore) Jonathan Greenard and (senior linebacker) Trevon (Young).”

“Offensively, I was happy with our offensive line. They had a lot of new looks for us, some crazy stuff, and our offensive line did a good job of sorting it all out and blocking well. We ran the ball with a lot of physicalness.”

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Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 11/13/2017

 

Here is a TweetCap of today’s press conference from University of Louisville Head Coach, Bobby Petrino via @UofLFootball.

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Post Game Press Conference – Virginia

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Head Coach Bobby Petrino, sophomore linebacker Jon Greenard, senior linebacker James Hearn, senior running back Reggie Bonnafon, freshman running back Dae Williams, junior wide receiver Jaylen Smith, and junior quarterback Lamar Jackson all sat down with the media after the win against Virginia. Listen to what they had to say below.

Louisville vs Virginia: Postgame Recap

 

The Louisville Cardinals defeated the visiting Cavaliers of Virginia today by a final score of 38-21. After the bye week, Louisville bounced back from the loss at Wake Forest two weeks ago with a solid performance today.

Lamar Jackson did Lamar Jackson things today, accounting for 4 touchdowns (3 passing, 1 rushing) with 195 passing yards (15/26) and 147 rushing yards on 15 attempts. I hope everyone is enjoying watching this guy in a Louisville uniform because his legendary time as a Cardinal is nearing its end.

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Everything You Need To Know: Louisville v. Virginia

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How to Watch: Kickoff at 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU

Spread: Louisville -11.5

Last Time: In a tougher than expected contest, the Cardinals got all they could handle against a gritty Virginia Cavaliers team. Trailing 17-14 heading into the final quarter, the Cards responded with 18 points in the final quarter, including the game-winning 25-yard pass from Lamar Jackson to Jaylen Smith. Jackson finished with 361 yards and four touchdowns, as #5 U of L escaped Charlottesville with a 32-25 victory.

Louisville leads the all-time series 3-2. All three games in the ACC have been decided by one possession.

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Bobby Petrino Press Conference TweetCap 11/6/17

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Here is a TweetCap of today’s press conference from University of Louisville Head Coach, Bobby Petrino and junior offensive tackle, Geron Christian via @UofLFootball.

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Time For Football Senior Day Vs Syracuse Announced

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It was announced today that the final home game of the 2017 season will kick off at 3:30 PM. The game is against Syracuse and the television slot is still being finalized. Clear your schedules and make sure you make it out to support this outstanding senior class.

Blanton Creque Named A Lou Groza Award Semifinalist

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University of Louisville place kicker, Blanton Creque, is one of 20 semi finalists for the 2017 Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award.

Creque has made 11-of-12 field goal attempts this season and is 9-of-9 from 39 yards or less. His season long of 48 yards came against NC State on October 5th.

The sophomore is positioned third nationally and leads the ACC in field goal percentage, connecting on 91.7% of his attempts. Creque is averaging 1.22 field goals per game, ranking seventh in the ACC.

The former walk-on hit 14-straight field goal attempts – tied for the second best streak in school history – before missing his first attempt at Florida State. For his career, Creque has connected on 27-of-31 attempts and holds the school record for career field goal percentage at 87.1%.

Semifinalists will be voted on by a panel of more than 100 FBS head coaches, SIDs, media members, former Groza finalists and current NFL kickers. The panel will select three finalists, which will be announced on November 21st. The three finalists will be honored at the 26th annual Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Awards Banquet on December 4th in Palm Beach County. The panel will then select the winner, which will be announced on ESPN at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on December 7th.

 

Top Stories: Weekend Edition

Here are the stories from this weekend at CardinalSportsZone.com!

2017-18 Louisville Basketball Media Day

Donovan Mitchell STUNS The Lakers

Photo Gallery: Second Red-White Scrimmage

Red-White Scrimmage #2: Press Conference

ACC Rookie Of The Year Race Heats Up On Saturday

UofL Commits Have A Showdown In The Sunshine State

Interim President Postel And ULAA Member Bill Stone Discuss Chuck Smrt

UofL Releases Tom Jurich’s Termination Letter

UofL Releases Vince Tyra’s Contract Details

Lamar Jackson 2X Heisman Winner

Current Heisman Odds 10/25/2017

Tom Jurich’s Team Fires Back Against Termination Letter

TweetCap: Coach Pitino’s Interview With Terry Meiners

Quit Sleeping On Lamar Jackson

A Letter From Pitino’s Nephew

Kevin Ware Stands Up For Pitino

Check Out Louisville Men’s Basketball Media Guide

Nunnsense | Give The O-Line Some Credit – UofL Leads Nation In First Downs

The Barbour Shop: Reg-gie, Reg-gie, Reg-gie

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Louisville at Wake Forest: Postgame Recap

After defeating FSU 31-28 last week, Louisville took another step back today losing 42-32 at Wake Forest.

The theme of the loss was the defense, once again. Wake had their first 400 passing game since 1998 and had a freshman set a Wake record with 4 receiving touchdowns. As if Peter Sirmon’s seat wasn’t hot enough, after today’s loss, calling for his removal ASAP isn’t a wild thought.

Lamar Jackson posted another Heisman-esque performance, with the exception of a poorly thrown interception in the endzone. Jackson finished the game with 330 yards passing with 27 completions on 44 attempts and a late touchdown, as well as, 161 yards rushing on 27 carries with 3 touchdowns.

Outside of Lamar’s performance, there really isn’t much positive to take from today. Again, Louisville found itself unprepared and outmatched by an opponent that before the season wouldn’t have been thought to come within 2 touchdowns. Louisville has a much needed bye week this week. It’ll be interesting to see what/if any changes are made going forward.

It’s always darkest before the dawn.

Go Cards!

This Weeks Top 10 Stories At CSZ (Week Beginning 10-23)

Here are the top 10 stories from this week at CardinalSportsZone.com!

10 UofL Commits Have A Showdown In The Sunshine State

T9 Interim President Postel And ULAA Member Bill Stone Discuss Chuck Smrt

T9 UofL Releases Tom Jurich’s Termination Letter

8 UofL Releases Vince Tyra’s Contract Details

7 Lamar Jackson 2X Heisman Winner

6 Current Heisman Odds 10/25/2017

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PJCS Expansion Update (Video)

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Louisville Football Recruting graced us with an update on how things are looking at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. Oh man, does it look awesome!

Top Stories 10-25-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday at CardinalSportsZone.com!

A Letter From Pitino’s Nephew

Bobby Petrino Press Conference

Current Heisman Odds 10/25/2017

Interim President Postel And ULAA Member Bill Stone Discuss Chuck Smrt

Lane Kiffin Longs To Have Lamar Jackson In A FAU Uniform

Watch David Padgett At ACC Media Day

Get To Know David Padgett (Video)

UofL Releases Vince Tyra’s Contract Details

TweetCap: Coach Pitino’s Interview With Terry Meiners

Cardinals Attend ACC Media Day

Wake Forest Announces Black Out For Saturday’s Game

UofL Commits Have A Showdown In The Sunshine State

UofL Releases Tom Jurich’s Termination Letter

Tom Jurich’s Team Fires Back Against Termination Letter

UofL Athletics Considering Building An ACC Network Production Studio

Cardinals In The NBA: October 24th

Lamar Jackson Highlights VS Florida State

David Hale Puts Lamar Back On His Heisman Watch

Quit Sleeping On Lamar Jackson

2018 Pomeroy Men’s College Basketball Rankings 

Men’s Basketball Calendar Of Events

Kevin Ware Stands Up For Pitino

TWICA: October 23rd

Week 8: Tweets About Lamar Jackson

UofL Football Celebrates Victory Over FSU (Videos)

 

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

 

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Wake Forest Announces Black Out For Saturday’s Game

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It was announced today that Wake Forest will be hosting a black out on Saturday against UofL.

Whatever, our black uniforms are better.

Top Stories 10-24-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday at CardinalSportsZone.com!

A Letter From Pitino’s Nephew

Bobby Petrino Press Conference

UofL Commits Have A Showdown In The Sunshine State

UofL Releases Tom Jurich’s Termination Letter

Tom Jurich’s Team Fires Back Against Termination Letter

UofL Athletics Considering Building An ACC Network Production Studio

Cardinals In The NBA: October 24th

Post Practice Interviews: 10-24-17

David Akers Inducted Into Eagles Hall Of Fame

Lamar Jackson Highlights VS Florida State

David Hale Puts Lamar Back On His Heisman Watch

Quit Sleeping On Lamar Jackson

2018 Pomeroy Men’s College Basketball Rankings

Four Takeaways From The Women’s Basketball Tip Off Luncheon

Men’s Basketball Calendar Of Events

Kevin Ware Stands Up For Pitino

TWICA: October 23rd

Week 8: Tweets About Lamar Jackson

UofL Football Celebrates Victory Over FSU (Videos)

Louisville At Florida State: Postgame Recap

Lee Corso Makes A Familiar Pick For UofL-Florida State Game

UofL Donor Withdraws $6 Million Pledge After Jurich Firing

Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

Jurich To Be Fired With Just Cause

Tom Jurich Has Been Fired

Video: Rick Pitino’s Full Interview With Jay Bilas

Jurich’s Legal Team Releases Statement

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

 

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Top Stories 10-23-17

Here are the top stories from this week at CardinalSportsZone.com!

A Letter From Pitino’s Nephew

Bobby Petrino Press Conference

Lamar Jackson Highlights VS Florida State

David Hale Puts Lamar Back On His Heisman Watch

Quit Sleeping On Lamar Jackson

2018 Pomeroy Men’s College Basketball Rankings

Four Takeaways From The Women’s Basketball Tip Off Luncheon

Men’s Basketball Calendar Of Events

Kevin Ware Stands Up For Pitino

TWICA: October 23rd

Week 8: Tweets About Lamar Jackson

UofL Football Celebrates Victory Over FSU (Videos)

Louisville At Florida State: Postgame Recap

Lee Corso Makes A Familiar Pick For UofL-Florida State Game

UofL Donor Withdraws $6 Million Pledge After Jurich Firing

Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

Jurich To Be Fired With Just Cause

Tom Jurich Has Been Fired

Video: Rick Pitino’s Full Interview With Jay Bilas

Jurich’s Legal Team Releases Statement

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

 

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Bobby Petrino Press Conference

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football team, coming off a significant road win, is looking to continue its momentum, when it plays at Wake Forest on Saturday.

The Cardinals halted a two-game losing streak with a 31-28 win at Florida State on the leg of Blanton Creque, who booted a 34-yard field goal in the closing seconds for the first win in Tallahassee since 1952.

“It was a good win for us,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “I’m really proud of our players and how they’ve stuck together, the energy that they had all week at practice, the focus. I thought we played tough. I thought we played with a lot of toughness and a lot of effort.” Read the rest of this entry

Bobby Petrino Tweetcap Press Conference 10/23/17

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Here is a TweetCap of today’s press conference from University of Louisville Head Coach, Bobby Petrino via @UofLFootball

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Top Stories 10-22-17

Here are the top 10 stories from this weekend at CardinalSportsZone.com!

10 Lee Corso Makes A Familiar Pick For UofL-Florida State Game

9 UofL Donor Withdraws $6 Million Pledge After Jurich Firing

8  Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

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