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ACCDN Hype Video (Cards In Place To Succeed)

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One of my favorite things about being in the ACC is the ACC Digital Network. The ACC Digital Network provides a ton of extra content about all of the schools in said conference. I always get excited when my notification goes off that a new video has been posted. Almost as excited as when Crums drops one….almost.

Now that I’ve calmed down a little, let me move on. This weeks video is a hype video for UofL Football. I hope you enjoy & that we find out if the Cards are in place for a memorable season. I say yes. Enjoy!

Louisville Football Breakdown, Part 8: Tight Ends


Last season:

If anyone knows Bobby Petrino as a coach, they know he absolutely loves to use his tight ends in the passing game. Last season was a perfect example of that. Four players saw a lot of time and produced when called upon. Cole Hikutini, Charles Standberry, Micky Crum and Keith Towbridge all made big plays both in the passing game and blocking for the run. Cole Hikutini was for 4th on the team in receptions with 19 and first on the team in yards per catch with 18.3. Micky Crum had a solid freshman season with 14 receptions for an average of 11.6 yards per catch, and we can’t forget about the monster block he laid on that poor Clemson player. Keith Towbridge reeled in 10 passes and Charles Stanberry finished the season with 6 receptions. Hikutini, Crum, and Towbridge were all tied for 2nd on the team in reception touchdowns with 3. So of the 21 touchdown passes we saw thrown last season, 9 of them were caught by the tight ends.


This season:

Cole Hikutini is a freak athlete and put that on display multiple times last season. He enters his senior year as the starting tight end according to the depth chart and rightfully so. His impressive yards per catch metric speaks for itself on what the guy can do with the ball in his hands and an open field.  He and Keith Towbridge enter their final season as Cardinals and the expectations couldn’t be higher. Micky Crum looks to build on a solid freshman season as he sits in the 3rd position on the depth chart. Charles Stanberry, the tight end who was utilized the least of anyone in the group had a successful spring and enters his junior season as the number 2 option at the position. Towbridge come in at 4, but don’t let the depth chart fool you, Bobby will be using all of these guys. Hikutini should and will get the most snaps but the coaching staff can put any of these guys in the game with the knowledge that they will perform and get the job done. Bobby Petrino loves to use the play action to free up the tight ends (both of Lamar’s touchdown passes in the Music City Bowl came from a play action pass to a tight end, Crum and Towbridge). Look for these guys to really anchor the passing game when things get hectic, personally I’ve never seen such a stacked group at this position but since when is that a problem? Lamar will always have safety valve with anyone of these guys on the field and look for some big plays to be made by the powerful and elusive Cole Hikutini at any point in time. The depth at tight end only adds to the arsenal of weapons Lamar Jackson will have at his disposal. We have less than a week until the wait is over.

Go Cards!

Louisville Has The Most Returning Production In The Country

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Bill Connelly of SB Nation has reevaluated his prior projection and updated the formula. His changes include “Injuries, transfers and dismissals from the last six months have been accounted for, as well as possible.
Now that I have compiled offensive line information, I have added it, with tiny weight, to the offensive production figures. That hasn’t affected many teams, but it’s dinged a few”. Read the full article below.

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http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2016/8/25/12638526/2016-ncaa-football-returning-starters-experience-lsu-louisville-ohio-state

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

Jaylen Smith & Geron Christian After Practice Video

Here is some after practice video from UofL Wide Receiver Jaylen Smith and OT Geron Christian from the fine folks at @UofLFootball. Enjoy!

Louisville Football Daily Newsletter 8/24/16

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PRESS RELEASE

Rocco Gasparro

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – During his coaching career, University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino hasn’t had a lot of freshmen start on the offensive lin.
Petrino’s offense, which is known for its complexity, is difficult for a true freshman to understand to be able to get on the field. However, rising sophomore Geron Christian not only was able to get on the field – he excelled at one of the most difficult positions.

 
The Ocala, Fla., product, started all 13 games at offensive tackle – the only person on a young, revamped line to accomplish such a feat.

 

Not only did Christian play every game, he played well enough to garner all-ACC accolades as a rookie.

 

Looking back at 2015, even Christian is astonished on how much he learned in his first season.

 

“Even just terminology and technique, looking back on last year even when I watch the film, I still kind of laugh at how far I’ve come and pretty much how I got away with just ability and not knowing as much and learning on the run,” Christian stated after practice.

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CrumsRevenge: Trouble On The Way

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You’ve waited all summer for it. You’ve hungered for it all summer. From the second the last one ended you couldn’t wait for the next one to begin. No I’m not talking about UofL Football. I guess it applies to that as well. I am talking about the masterpieces from Crums Revenge AKA the video savant. As always we will share the video with you here as well. Without further adieu….Here’s trouble on the way.

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Focus On Special Teams (Video)

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Photo: oneononekickingcamps.com

 

Here is the latest video from UofL Football. It focuses on the Special Teams of UofL. These videos this year have been great. Here are the Louisville Special Teams.

1st NCAA AP Football Poll Of The Season Released

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The FIRST AP College Football Poll of the season was released this morning. Where did the Cards and the rest of the ACC show up? Check it out below….

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Cardinal Sports Zone Show On 93.9 FM The Ville (8-20-16)

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Today was the first ever regularly scheduled 2 hour Cardinal Sports Zone show on ESPN 93.9FM The Ville. Your host Steve Rummage & myself worked very hard to get this second hour & couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks. Our first guest was Dave from the Red Rage Tailgate & we talked about a variety of things. Resident guest host Marques Maybin was in the house & he brought the fire as usual. We announced our latest presenting sponsor today. We welcomed JB’S Pub on Central as our Co-presenting sponsor alongside of Doug Budd at Red Edge Realty and homesforsaleinlouisville.net.

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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.

2016 Football Kickoff Luncheon (Video)

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WDRB.com

This look typically signifies that Bobby knows something we don’t. I love this look. I have missed the Bobby swagger from the first stint at Louisville as well. Bobby knows we week be lighting up scoreboards and he can’t wait. How you ask? Not sure. One thing is for sure after checking out the Football Kickoff Luncheon I feel the old Bobby is back! Here’s a highlight video from the fine folks at UofL Football covering today’s Football Kickoff Luncheon. Enjoy!

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UofL Football Cardinals Defense: Ready To Explode (Video)

In this video the fine people from the ACC Digital Network Says that the Louisville Cardinals Defense is ready to dominate the ACC. If Kelsey, Fields, Brown, Harvey-Clemons, Wiggins or Washington has a day, I agree.

Samardo Samuels Inks Deal In China

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I also do not speak Chinese even though I am proficient in Google Translate. I hope Samardo is because that’s where he is heading. Good to see our guys are still out doing work.

Earl Clark Inks Deal In Turkey

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I do not speak Turkish but I will translate. Earl Clark is good at basketball.

Louisville Football Breakdown Part 6: Cornerbacks/Safeties


Last season:

Last year’s secondary had high expectations to live up to after Gerod Holliman tied the NCAA record for interceptions. Josh Harvey-Clemons was the guy to fill that void, but he had help. The secondary was young and experienced many growing pains, more often in missed tackles than blown coverages. The Louisville defense intercepted 17 passes last season which ranked them 14th in the nation. The safety duo of Chucky Williams and Josh Harvey-Clemons each had 3 interceptions, Trumaine Washington added 3 as well, while Shaq Wiggins had 2, and Jaire Alexander and Jermaine Reve each had 1. Of the 17 interceptions, 12 came from defensive backs, and the only defensive back with an interception not returning is Jermaine Reve (graduated).

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Nunnsense: 2016 Louisville Football Game By Game Predictions

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Here is my game by game predictions for the 2016 football season. Las Vegas has set the regular season win total at 9.5 games. I believe it’s a wise bet to take the over. Usually when I say to take the over it’s my heart talking but after looking at each game I believe the Cards can very realistically win eleven games but my head says that there might be one game that we slip up that we shouldn’t so ten wins is a safer bet. It’s still over the Vegas total. I pride myself in not getting caught up in the hype and I always keep it real with you even though you might not always like me for it. So here is the ugly truth. Since Petrino returned to Louisville they are 0-4 vs Clemson and Florida State. They are 0-6 vs ranked teams (No, Notre Dame was not ranked and we were ranked 24th). I believe this is the year that all changes. As of now we have 3 chances to beat a ranked team. I think we win 2 of them. I truly believe Louisville wins 11 regular season games this year. That look that Petrino has in his eye, that grin he carries with him at every media appearance and that slightly elevated happy tone in his voice reminds me of Rick Pitino just before the start of the 2013 year and we all know how that turned out (No I don’t think Louisville will win a championship but it could be one of the best years ever).  Just like Pitino, Petrino knows he has something special with this team.

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Top 9 Breakout Stars In The ACC (Video By @TheACCDN)

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Here are the top 9 breakout stars from the ACC brought to you by the ACC Digital Network. There is a Cardinal on this list. Is it who you thought? Watch and enjoy….

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Views from the Head: Loving Louisville From a Different University

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First off, shout out to Drake for inspiring that title.

***Editors note: Jacob is banned from posting for one week for referencing Drake….ok, carry on. Lol

As a lot of you know, I do not attend our beloved University of Louisville, even though I am a die-hard fan. The strange thing is, I honestly have fallen more in love with the University through my experiences at my college, rather than attending the University itself. Let me explain myself.

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Thorntons Academic Center Of Excellence With Kyle Bolin

Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Here is a tour of the Thorntons Academic Center Of Excellence With Cards Quarterback Kyle Bolin.

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