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For the second year in a row, Lee Corso puts on the Cardinal bird head!
ESPN’s College Gameday’s hosts, Rece Davis and Lee Corso sat down with the media on Friday before the big match up on Saturday. See what they had to say in the video below.
Tom Jurich talked with the media and discussed the importance of having the Johnny U statue. Jurich wanted it somewhere the fans could enjoy it, but still be within the stadium walls. It seems like he nailed it with this one.
Saturday’s game against Clemson will be one for the ages. UofL’s offense has been strong with reigning Heisman winner, Lamar Jackson leading it. Clemson’s defense has made it’s opponents look goofy. So who gives in on Saturday? Our friend’s at the ACC Digital Network help break it down for you.
Few things can get Clemson fans riled up more than saying how Lamar Jackson deserved the Heisman last year. Not Deshaun Watson. Dabo Swinney on the other hand, thinks Lamar is unbelievable. We most certainly do not disagree. Listen to the full press conference below and hear all of the praises Coach Swinney gave to UofL.
LVSuperBook released their updated title odds after week 2. Take a look at where UofL stands and let us know what you think about their chances.
It’s bacccckkkkk. For the second year in a row, College Game Day will be making its way to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for week 3 of the college football season. The defending national champions, Clemson will be taking on Louisville and Lamar Jackson, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner in the 330 PM game. There’s still a strong chance it could get moved to prime time. Stay tuned to CSZ as more details are available. It’s gonna be another fun week around the Ville!
UPDATE-Kickoff at 812
ESPN’s College GameDay Built by the Home Depot is broadcasting from the University of Louisville for the second time in as many seasons on Saturday, showcasing a top-15 matchup between Louisville and defending national champion Clemson.
The Cardinals, currently ranked No. 17 in the latest Associated Press poll, welcome No. 3 Clemson for a 3:30 p.m. kick on Sept. 16 in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
Leading into week 2 of the season, and the start of ACC play, we asked each member of Cardinal Sports Zone what their predictions were for the game.
Jeremy: Cards 44 UNC 24
Lamar 457 total yards, 347 passing 110 rushing
Chucky 2 ints
Katie Goben: 28-21 Louisville. LJ with 3 touchdowns on the day and Dez has 2 of those touchdowns. Stacy Thomas continues to dominate on d.
Nunn: Cards win 31-14. Last year on defense UNC gave up the ACC worst, 227.3 rushing yards per game. This seems like a good time to get the running game back on track.
All off-season, all you heard about is how Lamar Jackson still has a lot to prove. 2016 ended on a very sour note, with the only light being that Lamar won the Heisman. Matt Fortuna with The Athletic sat down with Lamar both before and after the Purdue game on Saturday. Here is what he had to say.
It is finally here, the most wonderful time of the year. Football season in the Ville is one of the most electrifying times the city sees. There is something different about this season though, and I can’t seem to put my finger on it. I am not sure if it is because we have the greatest quarterback in the country playing for us, or if is because I know this team has the ability to make a deep run this year. Regardless of what it is, I am ready for it.
Football has always been a big part of the Goben family life. We haven’t missed a regular season game or bowl game, in I don’t know how many years. I remember when UofL was in the 2004 Liberty Bowl and it was just supposed to be the “adults” going to the actual game, but I somehow got a ticket. It wasn’t near as cold as it had been in years past, but I was still freezing of course, but I never mentioned it. I didn’t want to ruin my chances of going to another game in the future. So I sat there, in this huge, jersey (see above photo), and just soaked it all in. Now, fast forward 9 years when we won the Sugar Bowl, you’d think my family had won the lottery. It will always be one of my favorite memories. I can’t wait to see what havoc we raise when we make it to the Playoffs.
Dan Hale reported Bovada’s National Championship odds this morning. There are a few surprises at the top, let us know what you think about where Louisville stands.
It’s still awkward for me to hear the word playoffs when it’s pertaining to college football. When I hear “playoffs,” I still envision the Indianapolis Colts old coach, Jm Mora, in a 2001 post game press conference where he said “What’s that? Ah — Playoffs? Don’t talk about — playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs?”
The third year of the college football playoffs will return in just 123 days on January 1, 2018. The four teams participating will face off in either the Rose Bowl or the Sugar Bowl. The winners of those two bowl games will play for the national championship on Monday, January 8th in Atlanta GA. Read the rest of this entry
Lamar Jackson has flown under every radar coming into this season. He didn’t make the first team all American list, only one “expert” has him favorited to win the Heisman, and all anyone can talk about is his last three games of the 2016 campaign. But watch out world, nobody is better at revenge than Lamar Jackson.
Kirk Herbstreit released his annual “Herbie Winners” and our man Lamar Jackson was his pick for Ultimate Game Changer. Herbstreit also defended Lamar against all the preseason disrespect he has received. You can see the full clip below.
Sports Illustrated breaks down the six ACC teams that they believe can make some noise in the College Football Playoff rankings this year. Take a look at each synopsis and let us know what you think, and who you think will represent the ACC in the playoffs in 2017.
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On the Friday edition of Fast Facts, the great people with UofL athletics sit down with Safety, Zykiesis Cannon. The fans find out who is favorite superhero is, what his most played song on his phone currently is, and who would be the best actor to play him in a show. Find out the answers to these questions and many more! Here is Fast Facts!
The question remains, can the Cards make the college football playoffs? Well, their goal is to win a national championship and let’s face it, if that isn’t every teams goal, then why are you playing?
Last year Louisville was so close to making the playoffs but fell flat on their face in the last 2 games of the regular season. You can blame the O-line, dropped passes, fumbles, effort, coaching or whatever you want but the fact remains that everyone needs to get better. No one has taken that to heart more than Lamar Jackson. Read the rest of this entry
Well, I put off writing this as long as I could but here it is. Even after a full day to let what took place on Thursday fully sink in, I still am dumbfounded at what I watched happen. In my lifetime as a Louisville fan, I have never seen a performance like the one on Thursday, regardless of sport. Everything was right there for this team to take and make an undeniable case for their inclusion in the College Football Playoff, and the lack of preparation, execution, and adjustment is just unacceptable. Lamar Jackson has every right to personally put the Offensive Line through sprints and I sincerely hope he voiced his frustrations (in a leadership way, of course). 11 sacks allowed (a school record for most allowed) against the most elusive quarterback in college football (possibly in the history of college football) is impressive for all the wrong reasons.
Where to Watch: 8:00 ET Tonight, ESPN
Betting Line: LOU -14.5, O/U 68.5
Last Time: In a tight contest throughout, Houston forced four turnovers in the game and got a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to upset Louisville 34-31. Greg Ward had 334 total yards (236 passing, 98 rushing) and three touchdowns to lead the Cougars, while Lamar Jackson was benched in the fourth quarter for Kyle Bolin. Bolin led two fourth quarter touchdown drives but fell short in the end, as a game-tying 53-yard field goal was tipped and fell short.
The all-time series between the Cougars and Cardinals is tied at 8-8.