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Lamar Loves The Kids

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Photo: John Nunn

Lamar Jackson can run. Lamar Jackson can pass. I don’t think there isn’t much Lamar can’t do on the football field. Off the field he is pretty cool too. He handled my niece very well considering she wasn’t nearly as excited as my brother to meet him.

2016 UofL Football Captains Announced

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Today the 2016 UofL Football captains were named today: (Click on More for the Pic)

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Cardinal Sports Zone On ESPN 93.9 (7-23-16)

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We hope you didn’t miss TODAY’S episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone show on ESPN 93.9 The Ville. Your host Steven Rummage & the social media guy Jeremy Wahman talk all things Cards. Marques came by to wish Jeremy a happy birthday and to talk about Lamar Jackson. He was salivating. We held Lamar Jackson Appreciation Day and the Twitter and Facebook response was overwhelming! Thank you for your support. Next week we will have Cardinal Forever Preston Knowles in and we may have another big announcement. You just never know who may show up or what may go down. Click more to listen to this weeks episode of the #1 weekend sports show in Louisville.

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Lamar Jackson: ACC Media Day Q&A

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Here is the video footage from UofL Football Sophomore QB Lamar Jackson from today’s ACC Media Day:

Lamar Jackson’s TD Dance (Video)

Photo: GoCards.com

Photo: GoCards.com

Lamar Jackson showed his touchdown dance off for the ACC Digital Network:

 

Clips And Videos From ACC Football Media Day

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Here is a Tweet-Cap with tweets from @UofLFootball from today’s coverage of ACC Football Media Day. Enjoy!

Click more for additional great content from today!

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Lamar Jackson Interview: ACC Media Day

Photo: Jamie Rhodes, Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Jamie Rhodes, Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Here is the periscope video interview from Lamar Jackson at ACC Football Media Day.

Nunnsense: Petrino Is On The Verge Of Taking Louisville To Another Level Of Respect

 

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Bobby Petrino is revered as a top-level college football coach. He has the reputation of an offensive genius and has earned the national respect of his coaching peers and everyone associated with college football. He was just about to take himself, along with the University of Louisville football program, to that level in 2007 but in January of 2007 his abrupt and selfish departure to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons cost both Petrino and the University that perceived national respect they both so strongly coveted. The Petrino led Cards had just finished the 2006 season with a 12-1 record, an Orange Bowl victory and a school-high ranking of #3 in the country after beating the then #3 team WVU in the Blackout game at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. On the night before my birthday, Louisville had 1 heartbreaking loss at Rutgers that most likely costs them a spot in the national championship game (I still hate Ito). Together, Petrino and Louisville seemed to be headed for a constant spot near the top of the college football rankings. But it wasn’t meant to be. Well, at least not then. Read the rest of this entry

Campus Insiders: Top 10 Breakout Teams In 2016

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The people at Campus Insiders put together their list of the top 10 teams that they thought would breakout in 2016. I won’t disclose their spot on the list as I want to direct traffic to their site too. Here are their thoughts on Louisville:

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Lamar Jackson’s Newest Pre-Season Accolade

Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP

Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP

 

Heisman sleeper dark horse Lamar Jackson may not sound as far-fetched as once thought. Lamar was just named a Maxwell Award finalist. The Sophomore QB from Florida didn’t need any more confidence but this gives him just that.

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Nunnsense: Louisville Football Players To Watch & Highlight Video

usa-today-9025859.0-002Football season is still over two months away but it’s on my mind everyday. I recently received an email for the University ticket office that stated my request for Clemson tickets was approved and would be mailed at the end of August. I felt like a six-year-old on Christmas morning upon reading that email. Football has always been my first love even though I have come to enjoy Cardinal softball since I started covering it for CSZ. You should really go to a softball game. It’s a great time and you will be pleasantly surprised with the product on the field. Read the rest of this entry

Top 5 Rushing Plays Of 2015 UofL Football

Here are the top 5 rushing plays brought to you by Louisville Football. How many involve Lamar? Watch and enjoy.

ACC Heisman Prospects

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The ACC Digital Network stays on top of everything in the world of College athletics. This week their very own Jeff Fischel composed the ACC Power Poll which were the top 5 candidates from the ACC to compete for the Heisman. There should be no surprise who joined the list but where did he land in the top 5? Check it out.

Lamar Jackson: #401 Ranked Recruit In His Class LOL (Video From @TheACCDN)

I got home and checked my e-mail. I do this every day after I get home from work and or the gym. I subscribe to the ACC Digital Network on YouTube. I get a lot of messages from them throughout any given day but when it is UofL stuff I post it. I seen the title: Lamar Jackson Is A Beast. It would have been easy to title this story that. It took me exactly 12 seconds into the video to figure out that was an understatement. He was ranked 401st in his class. I had no idea but I felt like that would be enough to grab your attention. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did. I am hungry for Louisville Football and this satisfied my hunger….for the moment.

Louisville Football: Petrino & Jurich Building A Powerhouse

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Jeff Fischel of the ACCDN dives into the rise of Louisville Football behind the leadership of Petrino & Jurich. It appears that the ACC has taken notice and we won’t be sneaking up on anybody. Football season can’t get here soon enough.

 

Lamar Jackson: Heisman Hype?

(Photo cred: Zimbio.com)

(Photo cred: Zimbio.com)

Local media scoffed after the year when people called in and mentioned that Lamar Jackson’s name could show up in the Heisman race this year. My what can change in 3 months. After a Tecmo Bowl-esque Spring Game (24-29 for 519 yards & 8 TD), his stock has risen.

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Nunnsense: Lamar Isn’t Teddy, He Is Lamar (Video + Photos)

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Photo: Jeffrey M. Nunn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Post bump Due To High Views* original post 9-12-16

Derby is over and everyone is getting back to some type of normalcy. Over the past week or so I was totally immersed into everything Derby. In doing so, I had a chance to talk to a lot of people from all different walks of life that I may not of had the chance to talk to otherwise. Interesting thing about that is when I wasn’t talking horses with theses people, I was talking U of L sports. More specifically Louisville football because that is my favorite sport. The questions I kept getting asked were ” How good is Lamar” and “Is he as good as Teddy.” My response every time was ” Lamar is really good” and ” He is not Teddy, He is Lamar.” Read the rest of this entry

Spring Game Photo Gallery

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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!

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Louisville Football: High Octane Offense In 2016?

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(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

 

We all have been waiting for Bobby to come back to Louisville so that we can see the 50’s and 60’s on the scoreboard. Even here he said what he would do to the scoreboards the day he talked to the fans the week he got re-hired. At every other stop year 3 is when things come together so it is not crazy to expect the same thing here…again. Coach Petrino had a ton of issues last year with injuries as well. 3 starting QB’s & an OLine that was pretty much a patchwork job. An O-Line however by the time we get to Orlando against Alabama that could be very, very good. Andrea Adelson had an opinion this morning on this topic as well. She talked about the only times a Bobby offense had averaged fewer than 30 ppg.

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Top 25 College QB’s for 2016

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Photo: Collegefootball.ap.org

 

For a hint of the upside, look at Jackson’s last two games. In wins against Kentucky and Texas A&M, Jackson passed for 357 yards, rushed for 412 yards and totaled seven TDs. Put that over a full season, and you have something in the neighborhood of Johnny Manziel’s Heisman Trophy year. Jackson must develop more accuracy, and another spring and fall camp with Bobby Petrino won’t hurt.

That was the caption under Lamar Jackson’s ranking in the Sporting News top 25 QB’s for 2016. Yes LJ was in there. No he wasn’t top 10. Yes I feel he should’ve been higher. The improvement over the summer will surely leap this kid into the top 5 status by the end of the season in my opinion. He is in my top 5 for favorite QB’s in recent Louisville history. 1) Chris Redman (That’s my Quarterback) 2) Teddy Bridgewater 3) Dave Ragone 4) Lamar Jackson 5) Hunter Cantwell/ Stefan LeFors.

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