Last season: Plain and simple, this was a young group that experienced some major growing pains last season. Louisville started a lot of freshmen at basically every position on the line except for center (which, ironically, was manned by an upperclassmen). In spite of their youth, and facing some top notch defensive lines like Texas A&M and Clemson, Louisville showed some great potential in run blocking in the latter half of the season, and did a stellar job in pass protection against a strong A&M pass rush in the Music City Bowl.
Here is the fourth of the Spring Football breakdowns by the fine folks at @UofLFootball. This one is for the Offensive Line position. A position that was young last year becomes a strength this year with 4 starters returning on the line. So you are telling me that Lamar was running behind a young, unexperienced line & this year they will be way better? I’m in. Let’s Go. 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)
The Louisville Cardinals have signed 25 players in the 2015 class. That includes 8 that were already signed before National Signing Day. The full list is below, along with their star ratings from each of the four major recruiting sites.
Total players signed: 25
6’4 300 lbs
Eastern Arizona Junior College
247 Sports: 3-star player. 9th best offensive tackle in the country.
Rivals: 3-star player.
Scout: 3-star player.
Offensive tackle Khalil Hunter is currently playing his football at Eastern Arizona Junior College in Thatcher, Arizona. The big man, listed at 6’4 and 300 lbs, recently updated CSZ on his recruitment status. “To be honest with you, Louisville and Georgia are my top two,” Hunter said. “I love talking to Coach K (offensive line coach Chris Klenakis).” The Cards offered a scholarship to Hunter back in early April.