When Bobby Petrino was brought back to coach the University of Louisville we all knew it was a matter of time before he got a roster full of “his guys.” Recruiting has really started to pick up and people are noticing. ESPN’s Tom Vanhaaren wrote a great piece about it. Enjoy … Read the rest of this entry
ESPN has picked the top six candidates that could face Alabama in a playoff and ranked them in order of their ability to challenge the Tide. It’s no surprise that Louisville is on this list. You might be surprised where they ranked Louisville. This is what ESPN’s Alex Scarborough wrote about Louisville … Read the rest of this entry
Chaos. It’s what Louisville needs in order to keep its playoff chances alive. The fate of the Cardinals has not been in its hands since early October when Louisville came up one yard short of a first down at Clemson.
Heading into week 11, playoff chances were beginning to look a bit dim. Is Michigan going to lose?? Clemson has been playing with fire all season; will the Tigers finally get burned?? And what about Washington?? Could the Huskies be the real deal??
If you read any college football or ACC social media sites you still see Clemson fans lashing out and belittling Louisville. For the life of me I couldn’t figure it out. I keep thinking, ” Dude, you won. It’s over. Take care of your business and you are in the playoffs. Stop worrying about Louisville.” I truly believe Louisville is the better team but it’s hard to argue that fact when they lost the head to head game. Maybe Clemson fans are starting to see that Louisville is better and that’s why they are being so bitter or maybe because that idea is starting to become the national perception. Here is an ESPN article by Jared Shanker discussing if Louisville is better despite the loss.
Heather Dinich of ESPN wrote an article comparing all the one loss teams and giving statistics, reasons for skepticism and she asks if the ACC can get two teams into the college football playoffs. Check out the article below … Read the rest of this entry
I believe so but I don’t get to vote in any of the polls. Until then I will rely on the college football playoff selection committee. ESPN football power index has the Cardinals in the third spot behind Alabama and Michigan. In this article below you can see Louisville’s updated win percentage chance versus every playoff contender on a neutral field. Read the rest of this entry
Andrea Adelson is at it again. She talks about what it will take to get 2 ACC teams in the 4 team playoff. She talks about Louisville, Clemson and Florida State. Who does she think will make it and how does it have to play out to get two ACC teams in the four team playoff… Read the rest of this entry
Heather Dinich and Ryan McGee of ESPN talk about a rematch of Louisville vs. Clemson as part of the college football playoffs in this short animated video feature. It’s worth a minute of your time.
So I thought I would pass this along. After letting Andrea Adelson know that she was my soul friend at gameday, she has broken my heart. I thought about making a snarky comment about how I should have put experts in parentheses but because of Double A, I didn’t. I stumbled upon this list of experts who picked the game between the University of Louisville Cardinals & the Clemson Tigers. David Hale picked us to beat Marshall 1 million to 6 (or something like that) so I’m not sure how to take him. But the rest agreed, the favorite is going down. If it makes you feel better I have the Cards winning 34-17. Here’s the “experts” picks. I almost made it all of the way through.
For the national media, Lamar Jackson has exploded onto the scene. For those of us close to the Ville we have seen it all along. Flashes against Auburn, Clemson & A&M last year to down right dominance through 4 games this year. He was asked what the biggest difference was between this year and last year to which he responded: I know the entire playbook now. Amazing. He may be a Football player but has fancied himself as a grader of performances. D’s and F’s he has given himself this year. Glad his grading doesn’t determine whether or not he can play. Maybe the single most dynamic player we have even seen here at Louisville and he is just a Sophomore. Some people call him the Football version of Russdiculous. Some have in fact dubbed him Lamarvelous. The shoe fits though. Taking on many defenders at a time and taking the ball to the goal(line), he really does mirror the Louisville legend of the hardwood. We are in for some exciting times here in the Ville so I believe we should sit back, relax and let this season sink in. Leave the trash talking to the guys who need to do that to prove something. We don’t need to talk in press conferences. We don’t need to talk on Twitter. Louisville Football does all the talking on the field.
Some national people have said that he has taken the national scene by storm. ESPN’s Adam Scarborough posted an article today that explains from the national perspective how Lamar has come from nowhwere. I hope you enjoy.
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Unless you live under a rock or maybe in Lexington, you have heard that ESPN College GameDay will be broadcasting from Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium on Saturday September 17th for the noon kickoff of Louisville vs. Florida State. This will be the first time that Louisville has hosted GameDay but hopefully not the last. This is Louisville’s second appearance on GameDay. The first was January 2nd 2013 vs Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Louisville won the game played in New Orleans, La. 33-23. Read the rest of this entry
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot visits the University of Louisville for this weekend’s game featuring the Cardinals and Florida State at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. This is a special opportunity for Cardinal fans to have a fun, spirited and safe time as the football team prepares for a top-10 matchup. It is also a chance for the University of Louisville to be showcased on a national stage this weekend.
The location for the ESPN College GameDay set will be on the lawn in front of the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex, outside the northeast corner of the stadium. Lines are expected to form for fans to gain access to the areas closest to the stage beginning at 4 a.m., however, tents are not permitted. The pit behind the stage will open about 5 a.m. on Saturday.
As a Trinty man myself, I was lucky enough to see Reggie as a young man. As a U of L man , I have been lucky enough to watch him grow and evolve into the wonderful man he has become. He deserves all the accolades he has received and will receive. Here is Reggie’s interview with ESPN’s David Hale. Enjoy,
More and more game times are being released as we get closer to the season. Today it was it was the November 17th match up with Houston.
The Football season is getting closer and closer by the day. A majority if not all of the publications have come out with their pre-season top 25’s and Louisville has appeared on them. There is now a new trend on the horizon, picking Louisville for the College Football Playoff. I started seeing it here and there a few weeks back but this morning ESPN Insider KC Joyner had the following words to say:
When I first heard that Ja’Quay Savage was transferring to Louisville I was excited. I had seen his play on the field, seen some vine clips and most importantly knew he was the kind of guy that would flourish in a Bobby Petrino offense. He suited up for the Cards in 2015 and I was pumped. The season started and I waited and waited and waited for Savage to take control but something was not the same. Yesterday I stumbled upon an article by Matt Fortuna. Here is what Ja’Quay had to say:
Terry Rozier has battled this entire season to get on the court and get what’s his. He’s battled up and down the court and is finally shining. As a UofL & Celtics fan I’m so proud of what Terry has accomplished. We aren’t the only one that’s noticed. Here’s an excerpt from ESPN’S Chris Forsberg’s latest article: