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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

4 Star Corey Reed Commits With Video

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4 star wide receiver from Roswell Ga. Commits to Louisville.  Reed is 6’3″ 194 pounds and choose Louisville over Miami  and West Virginia. He was rated the #77 receiver by 247sports. In his junior year he had 44 receptions for 684 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Louisville Football Breakdown, Part Seven: Wide Receivers

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Last Season: With a ton of seniors graduating from the program last season, Louisville turned to a plethora of young, raw receivers to turn some production for the passing game. Jamari Staples, in spite of missing half the season due to injury, led all receivers with 638 yards and three touchdowns, while James Quick led the team with five touchdowns.

While Staples and Quick were the key contributors for Louisville at that position, they also had a ton of true freshmen contribute right away. Devante Peete, Jaylen Smith and Traveon Samuel all saw major playing time and delivered on touchdowns for the team. It should be of note that wide receiver coach Lamar Thomas left in the offseason to coach at Kentucky.

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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.

Louisville Football Breakdown, Part Five: Running Backs

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Last Season: After a stellar 2014 season from the position, the running backs suffered a setback in 2015, with inconsistencies at quarterback and offensive line weighing them down. While four different running backs had 100-yard games in the 2014 season, only Brandon Radcliff had 100-yard games from the position in 2015 (117 against Syracuse, 146 against Virginia).

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ESPN’s Preseason ACC QB Rankings

 

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ESPN’s Jared Shanker is doing an ACC position rankings. He starts this week with the quarterbacks. Most everything I have read so far has Lamar as the third best QB in the ACC but Jared doesn’t agree with the masses. I agree with Jared. Here is his list…..

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Sheldon Rankins Suffers Severe Injury

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The #12 overall pick in the NFL draft, Sheldon Rankins, breaks his fibula in a goal-line drill. Reports say he should be back in week 6 after surgery. The Saints have a bye in week 5 so he would likely only miss 4 games. All the Louisville family wishes Sheldon a speedy recovery. #L1C4 Read the rest of this entry

Is The ACC Only About Clemson And FSU? Not If UofL Has A Say

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Louisville has competed in the ACC for two years now. They are 0-4 vs. Clemson and Florida State. Louisville is perceived as the best of the rest in the ACC but hopefully things will change this year. Jon Solomon wrote this article for CBS Sports talking about how Louisville could change that perception this year. In the article, Bobby Petrino says “Our offense needs to get to the point that every time we take the field we expect to score, because that’s the tradition of Louisville offenses.” With that being said, I love our chances.  Click on the link below for the full article. Read the rest of this entry

Athlon Predicts ACC’s Top Ten Biggest Upsets For 2016

727061a13e82d2fade9075bec6ae5d6bI am not a huge fan of Athlon. I feel they are not Louisville friendly and this list proves it. Louisville makes 3 appearances on this list. I only agree with 1 of them. Trust me when I say that Bobby will have them ready for Marshall. It may be closer than we would like but an ugly win is still a win.

Here is Athlons top ten ACC upsets….. Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense: Louisville Could Be In The 2016-17 College Football Playoff

cfp-playoff-2The University Of Louisville football team could be in this seasons college football playoff. They could also be playing in the Music City Bowl again. There is a lot of hype around this years team but there is still a lot to be proven. Will they live up to the hype? Personally, I am a believer in this years team. I have seen the team come together as one. I have seen players like Reggie Bonnafon and Kyle Bolin make decisions based on the betterment of the team and not themselves. I saw four players turn down the NFL to come back for one more chance. Usually we think in Read the rest of this entry

Sheldon Rankins Picks Off Tom Brady

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Sheldon Rankins isn’t wasting anytime introducing himself to one of the best quarterbacks in The NFL.  He is proving that drafting him 12th was a little too low. Here is the article on ESPN talking about his interception and showing off his moves. Also, here is the video of his touchdown vs Boston College.  Read the rest of this entry

Louisville Football Newsletter 8/8/16

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PRESS RELEASE

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After putting the pads on for the first time on Sunday, the University of Louisville football team was back on the practice fields Monday afternoon for another full pads workout that lasted just over two and a half hours.

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Why Kyle Bolin Stayed At Louisville

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Kyle Bolin has done everything that has been asked of him. He has worked hard and deserves to play but he knows he is the backup to Lamar. He could have transferred and started at many division 1 schools. He chose to stay at Louisville. ” it says something about the mentality in sports today that Bolin’s return to U of L actually could be listed as a surprise. ” He tells Eric Crawford of WDRB why he stayed in this article.

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Friday Practice Photo Gallery

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Here are some pictures of the veterans practice for Friday August 5th. The team looked eager to get to work today. It appears to me that Lamar throws the ball much harder this year and Trumaine Washington made an interception that got a big reaction from the fans that made it out.  It was a great practice. Looking forward to September 1st.  Read the rest of this entry

Eli Rogers Taking First Team Reps In Steelers Training Camp

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Eli Rogers played for Louisville from 2011-2014. He had 2020 yards and 12 touchdowns and averaged 11.5 yards per reception in his career. Eli Rogers signed a 3-year contract worth $1.575 million as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015. He got injured in training camp last year after making it all the way to taking first team snaps in practice. He is taking first team reps in training camp once again after rehabbing from his injury. He shocked the world last summer after taking the Mini-camp world by storm:

“We’ll see when we get to the games,” Todd Haley said, “but everything we’ve seen to this point, we haven’t had a slot guy like him since I’ve been here. It hasn’t been close.”  Here is the story from the Pittsburgh Gazette……

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: @Jeremy_CSZ: I have been talking to Eli throughout his rehabilitation and he has been positive, upbeat and focused. Do not be surprised if Eli Rogers goes from undrafted to a Pro-Bowler in a matter of years. Read the rest of this entry

Reggie Bonnafon Could Be Louisville’s Secret Weapon

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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,

http://www.espn.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/93421/former-qb-reggie-bonnafon-could-be-louisvilles-secret-weapon

Nunnsense: Dear Charlotte, We’re Sorry In Advance

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Dear Charlotte,

As University of Louisville fans, we would like to apologize for the thumping we are about to administer to you. It’s nothing personal but we need to do this for us. You see things have been a little chaotic here at Louisville and we must let out some frustration. You just happen to be at the right place at the wrong time. Read the rest of this entry

Lamar Jackson Moves Up The Just Released Updated Heisman Odds List

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Bovada sports book in Las Vegas updated their 2016 Heisman Trophy odds to win. Lamar was 100-1. He is now 50-1. Still a long shot but gaining more respect and only entering his sophomore year. Here is the full list,

https://sports.bovada.lv/football/college-season-props/odds-to-win-the-2016-heisman-trophy-201612150000

Lamar Jackson Sleeper For Heisman?

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Lamar Jackson my not be invited to the Heisman ceremony this year but he is really gaining a lot of supporters. He is currently listed at odds of 100-1 in Vegas. My guess would be that before next season he will be around 10-1. Bill Bender of Sporting News got a chance to talk to Lamar at ACC media days. He was very impressed. Read his story below.

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