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BucketHatism: Duke

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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”

Happy Monday folks, the BHK is happy to be back on the throne after what seemed to be the longest bye week in Cardinal football history. The BHK is also happy that the Cards are back in the win column despite how it looked and felt on this past Friday night.  I wrote a piece last week detailing Friday games in Papa John’s and how the crowd is normally on another level which is always good. What isn’t good, or welcome for that matter, is something called “bad juju” (pronounced joo-joo).

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Friday Night Oven Lights

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Louisville can lay claim to being the first to do a few things. We all know Louisville Basketball in the 80’s were the first invent and execute the “High Five”. We know that the first pizza John Schnatter ever baked was in a broom closet here in Louisville. The first coach to lead 3 schools to the Final Four and also the first coach to win championships at two different schools is currently calling plays on Main St. here in Louisville.  The first person to say he was the G.O.A.T and actually back it up was born and raised here.

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BucketHatism: BYE Week

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**The court was closed in observance of the BYE week.**

While sitting around the house trying to get excited about the first Cardinal-less football week since August 27th, the BHK jotted notes down. I admit, these notes veered away from football at times but I blame the disappointing games that I saw this week.  Here are some things I jotted down from the last 8 days without Cardinal football:

 

  • I thought Sunday was hard after the Clemson game, try last week.  I know people may call me crazy but I seriously think we pissed off the programming director at ESPN back in the late 80’s or early 90’s.  I say this because ESPN replayed the Clemson game damn near every night last week. It was like getting punched in the face every night just as your nose was healing. And I get that it was a great game and we are still the talk of College Football, but that game will be a game I will probably never watch again. I put it up there with the NCAA tourney game against that team down the road in 2014. Burn the tape.

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BucketHatism: Clemson

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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. The BHK is back in the throne of my old Louisville home after a great weekend in the valley of Death referred to as Clemson.  I became so annoyed with hearing other people recap their trip to  Clemson from 2014 that I had to book my stay for our return trip.  On Friday morning, myself and the Bucket Hat Queen loaded up the rental, attached the car flags, and headed South. Being from Wellford, South Carolina (moved to Louisville at 11 years of age) it was nice to go back home and visit family and old friends.  Here are a plethora of notes that I will now present to the court:

  • Driving through the North Carolina mountains and trying to throw up L’s at every passing car is both dangerous and acceptable at the same time. I strongly advise against it……(not really)
  • I booked my hotel months ago but then changed to a different hotel across the street for reasons I still don’t know.  Turns out the first hotel I booked was where the team was staying, and the majority of Card fans.  Nonetheless the staff at Courtyard Greenville-Spartanburg Airport was very nice. We even got a history lesson on Bojangles origins from the clerk.
  • Speaking of Bojangles, it was well worth the wait. I know some people don’t see what the fuss about but I was brought up on it and once the last franchise left Louisville there was a void in my stomach. Within an hour of checking in, void was filled.
  • Ran into a South Carolina Gamecock fan at Ingle’s who was trying his best to act like a UK fan meaning he was failing at every attempt to discredit Clemson. While checking out all we heard was ” They are not the good,  they barely beat Auburn, the barely won at Georgia Tech, their offense is….blah blah blah.  Finally after admitting to being a South Carolina fan I told him “I said the same about you guys when you played UK last week”.  He finished ringing me up in record time……

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Meet New UofL OL Coach: Coach Klenakis

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PRESS RELEASE:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – One of the most experienced offensive line coaches, Chris Klenakis, is joining the University of Louisville football staff as the run game coordinator and offensive line coach, head coach Bobby Petrino announced Tuesday.

With 24 years of coaching experience under his belt, most recently at Iowa State, Klenakis re-unites with Petrino after spending two seasons together at Arkansas in 2010-11.

“It’s great to have the ability to hire Chris Klenakis again as part of my staff,” Petrino said. “Chris is an expert on teaching technique and the innovator of the Pistol offense. He is a tireless worker and a great recruiter. We have enjoyed a lot of success together through the years and I’m excited to have his expertise on staff.”

Over the course of his career, Klenakis has shown the ability to develop talent, tutoring 17 offensive linemen who have advanced to the NFL. As offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, he has tutored 15 all-conference selections, including 2010 first-team All-SEC performer DeMarcus Love. Klenakis has coached in 12 bowl games and in two NCAA Division I-AA playoffs.

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Meet New UofL OC: Coach McGee

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PRESS RELEASE

Garrick McGee, a key component in Arkansas’ offensive success during head coach Bobby Petrino’s tenure at Arkansas, is joining the University of Louisville’s football staff as the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Petrino announced Monday.

McGee, who served recently as the UAB head coach for the last two seasons, was the offensive coordinator in 2010-11 for Petrino at Arkansas.

Before re-uniting with Petrino, McGee was a finalist for the 2011 prestigious Broyles Award that is presented to the nation’s top assistant coach.

An innovative coach and regarded as one of the nation’s finest offensive minds, McGee was responsible for Arkansas becoming one of the country’s most prolific offenses in school history, scoring 30 or more points 19 times in 36 games. As the offensive coordinator in 2010, the Razorbacks went 10-3 and earned the school’s first BCS appearance in program history as the season culminated with a loss to Ohio State at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

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Teddy Rocks Cover of Sporting News Magazine

Despite Teddy Bridgewater’s rejection of a Heisman campaign, this week he’s featured Sporting News magazine.

Here’s Teddy looking strong on the latest cover:

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SportingNews.com has published two articles in the last week about Teddy’s Heisman season and his decision to dodge the Heisman hype.

May 21st, 2013: http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2013-05-21/teddy-bridgewater-no-heisman-campaign-louisville-qb-aac-charlie-strong

May 23rd, 2013: http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2013-05-23/louisville-teddy-bridgewater-no-heisman-campaign-ole-miss-jevan-snead