Here is a Tweet-Cap with tweets from @UofLFootball from today’s coverage of ACC Football Media Day. Enjoy!
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2 Cards were named to the Bednarik Watch list today:
Mel Kiper is a guy we all hear about when it comes to evaluating talent. Some people respect him and some people think he is way off. I hope he is way on in some of his latest rankings. Kiper rated 3 of the Cards Defensive players very highly. Kiper rated Keith Kelsey the #3 inside linebacker, Devonte Fields the #3 outside linebacker and Josh Harvey-Clemons the #5 safety. This defensive is gonna be an issue for college football this year with these guys leading the charge. Potent Offense, smothering Defense. Are we in for a year of the Cardinal Part Deux? I really think so. Go Cards!
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You have heard everyones thoughts and opinions on the spring game. If you haven’t read ours, click here (Cheap pop). It was one of the most exciting spring games that I can remember as Lamar threw 8 TD’s and amassed 1st half video game numbers. 23-28, 454 yards & 7 TD. WOW! Even though the attendance was super disappointing, the sights and action were not. Our guy Jeff Nunn came out and took some photos at the spring game and we hope that you enjoy them!
Where would you rank the Cards Defensive line next year? ESPN’s Andrea Adelson released her opnions and I cannot say I disagree much. The Cards are losing a first round draft pick in Sheldon Rankins and a guy in Keith Burgess who should have been drafted. Miami got a steal there. I feel like the Line backer core led by Keith Kelsey is deeper this year thus softening the blow. I expect a big step up from Henry Famurewa this year as well. IF Trevon Young comes back then I would say the ranking that ESPN gave our Cards may be a spot too low but all in all I agree. Devonte Fields, our sure-fire first rounder for 2017, will have a huge year. So many guys that can step up this year it is ridiculous. What do you all think? Put your answers in the comment section. Go Cards! (Click More for the ESPN prediction)
The end of the 2015 season was promising. With all the young talent and then the decision for several key players to pass on the NFL and return to Louisville, excitement is at an all time high. I am as excited as anybody so I put together a hype\highlight video for you to enjoy. It starts with the end of the 2015 season, then some of the 2016 Cards working hard and finally some highlights from returning players. Card forever James Burgess brought in his #DoWork motto and this team has adopted his motto and attitude. It’s going to be a great year. Spring game is April 16th at 1:00 p.m. After that we will have to wait 5 months to see the Cards again. Hopefully this video will help you get through those 5 months.
Here is the next of the Spring Football breakdowns by the fine folks at @UofLFootball. This one is for the Linebacker position. 1st team All- ACC Keith Kelsey and the national leader in tackles for a loss, Devante Fields, leads this vicious LB core. James Hearns and Trevon Young complete the LBC (Linebacker Core) and there’s no drama there. We will have a position by position breakdown here on the site leading up to the start of the regular season but for now let’s feast on this video! (Click on More)
Today the Cards held the first open practice of the spring season. They will also have open practices on Tuesday the 29th, Wednesday the 30th, Tuesday April 5th and Wednesday April 6th. This will lead up to the Spring game Saturday April 16th at 1pm at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. They did interviews with Coach Petrino, SR LB Keith Kelsey and SR RB Brandon Radcliff. Enjoy!
With spring practice officially occurring, ESPN is looking at every NCAA program & evaluating them on a number of factors. They believe Louisville is on the verge of a big jump in the ACC.
Here is a small excerpt from ESPN’s David Hale. For the full evaluation, click here.
Roster situation: The Cardinals got plenty of good news after the season when a host of underclassmen with NFL futures decided to stay put. Yes, they are losing stars up the middle in Sheldon Rankins and James Burgess, but 16 members of the two-deep on defense return, including Josh Harvey-Clemons, Shaq Wiggins, Keith Kelsey and Devonte Fields. On offense last season, Louisville endured the growing pains that come with a young group, but as a result, just one regular starter is moving on, and McGee has the luxury of depth at receiver, running back and QB, where Lamar Jackson appears to be a burgeoning star. The biggest looming question is whether the offensive line, which was a disaster for much of 2015, can take a big step forward this offseason.
Well it is well after midnight on the night that the 2016 Men’s basketball season so unfairly ended. I will try to contain myself and save that for another post. As I sit here thumbing through Twitter and planning out my schedule for the next few months I can’t help but to get excited for Spring. I go to almost every University of Louisville Baseball game and will be in attendance at the YUM for the Lady Cards if we get that far but Spring is in the air. Spring practice leads to the Spring game. The Spring game leads to summer. Summer leads to the beginning of the 2016 College Football season. How will we handle a season without a QB controversy? Will we have yet another QB controversy. How will Jawon pan out? Those are the questions on my mind. I seen an article by the Courier-Journals Steve Jones that got me excited as well. Is CBP building a team around Lamar Jackson? I would have to say the answer is yes. Did you see the WR core he just signed? I will say now that they have the potential to be the best group of all time. That’s high praise but just I feel. I will share with you the article below and you tell me how you feel. I am somehow ready for Football about 4 months too early
We started CardinalSportsZone.com in December of 2011. My grandma had just passed in August and it was something that me and Steve Rummage had passively talked about doing a number of times. When my grandma passed I gained a whole new perspective in life. Stop dreaming and start doing. Lost 180 pounds, started the website and changed my attitude for the better.
The way too early Football Hype video. It’s short but I hope I threw enough clips together to give you some positivity to hold you over till the Spring game. Read the rest of this entry
From time to time here, in addition to the contributors opinion pieces, I will post storied I find on the internet that interest me. I am a complex sports fan so I feel if things interest me, they will interest you. More times than not I am right. (Humble Brag) Today I came across a good story from Andrea Adelson (most of her stuff is) about what UofL Football needs to do to take the next step. I hope you enjoy!
(via Andrea Adelson
Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is facing a vastly different situation this offseason compared to one year ago. The opposite situation, really.
Last year, Louisville had three players leave school early for the NFL draft: Gerod Holliman, James Sample and Charles Gaines.
This year, Louisville had four players decide to return to school for their senior seasons: Devonte Fields, Keith Kelsey, DeAngelo Brown and Josh Harvey-Clemons. Those four are set to anchor a defense that brings back eight starters, including top tackler (Kelsey), sack leader (Fields) and interceptions leader (Trumaine Washington).
It’s only been a week since my last post, but for me it seemed like there were 15 things that happened that I want to touch on with fans but kept getting swallowed by something new. Seriously y’all, I don’t know how Justin does it. Most of the news posts out of CSZ are from him after his 9-5 job & after he teaches little kids how to ball (hmm, maybe I could use a lesson. Have you seen my shot, J? Never mind, it’s scary). So I’m going to once again list (lol) the new news that rounded out the year 2015 into 2016 for Louisville football.
-🔸Louisville invades Nashville for the Music City Bowl