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Louisville Football Commit Picks Up Oklahoma Offer

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Russ Yeast has been a solid Louisville commit. He even shut down his recruiting and didn’t take his last 2 official visits. That didn’t stop Oklahoma. They offered him a scholarship yesterday via his Twitter.

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Under Armour All-American Game MVP To Visit Louisville This Weekend

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Most of the top football recruits have already verbally committed to the college of their choice but a few still have not decided. One of those still undecided is wide receiver Jeff Thomas of East St. Louis (Ill). Thomas is rated by 247sports as the #7 wide receiver in this years class. With three weeks left until signing day, Thomas has visits planned to Louisville (this weekend), Miami and Tennessee. It’s widely believed that the final decision is between Louisville and Miami. It’s also believed that the thought of playing with the Heisman Trophy winner is very intriguing to Thomas. Here is an article from USATODAY about the remaining uncommitted top recruits in this years class. Read the rest of this entry

Cards Drop In Final AP Football Poll

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After a Citrus Bowl loss to LSU, the Cards drop from # 15 to #21. Despite losing the last three games of the season, a top 25 finish to the season isn’t terrible.

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Jaire Alexander 2016 Season Highlight Video

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Opponents passed against Louisville 31.6 times per game and gained an average of 207.1  yards. The majority of those pass attempts were nowhere near cornerback Jaire Alexander.  He has quickly become one of the best corners in the country in only his sophomore year. I would go as far to say that he is a shut down corner. Very impressive considering he started his high  school career as wide receiver. He has the hands of a receiver, the footwork of Fred Astaire and closing speed that lures opposing quarterbacks to believe their receiver is open. However, opposing quarterbacks are now wise to this and rarely throw in his direction. The risk is just too great.

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LSU Website Uses Lamar Jackson’s Total Yards As Tie Breaker In Contest

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Geaux247 is doing a bowl Pick’em for the Citrus bowl where the LSU fans pick the winner and score. In case of a tie, the website optimistically and cleverly worded how to determine the winner as such, “Tiebreaker will be total yards LSU defense holds Lamar Jackson to.”

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Louisville Uniform Report – Citrus Bowl

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I like the red with the White pants a little better but this is still solid. #BeatLSU #L1C4

 

Nunnsense: “Unstoppable” A Lamar Jackson Heisman Tribute Video

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Lamar Jackson put up numbers in a regular season that we have never seen before. Before the season started, we had high expectations based on his Music City Bowl performance, but nobody expected what we all witnessed. Coming into the first game of this season vs Charlotte, sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson had not started two consecutive games. Despite that fact, Lamar tied an ACC single game record with 6 passing touchdowns and tied the ACC record of 8 touchdowns responsible for. He would then go on to set another ACC single game record with 610 total yards vs Syracuse.  Read the rest of this entry

Citrus Bowl Post-Practice Interviews

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Interviews with Lamar Jackson, Jaylen Smith and Kahlil Hunter after today’s practice in Orlando. Lamar said he doesn’t get into trash talk, he just plays football.

CJ Avery Commits To Louisville

 

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Four-star safety C.J. Avery (Grenada, MS) announced that he will commit to Louisville over Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

Avery marks the 24th commitment in the Cardinals’ 2017 recruiting class, and is ranked as high as 78th on the ESPN 300 recruiting rankings. Avery’s commitment also adds to Louisville’s already stout recruiting class, which is ranked as high as 17th on Scout’s recruiting rankings. Louisville’s class is also near the top 25 on multiple recruiting rankings, and near the top 25 on ESPN’s list.

Avery is also the second-ranked commitment for the Cardinals on 24/7, with a .9115 rating (RB Colin Wilson is first with .9118). Avery is currently the 19th ranked safety on 24/7 as well, and leaves the Cardinals with one more scholarship before the 25 threshold. He will also be playing in the Under Armour All-American game on January 1st, alongside fellow U of L recruit Russ Yeast.

 

Lamar Jackson Is Your AP Player Of The Year

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From Rocco Gasparro,
University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson added to his trophy case on Tuesday as the sophomore became the school’s first player to be named the Associated Press Player of the Year. Read the rest of this entry

BucketHatism: Slapd*cks (Or Kentucky)

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“ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”

Good morning. The BHK would ask that the court ignores the fact he showed up today wearing a wife beater, some gym shorts, and reeking of alcohol.  I think I owe it to myself, matter of fact we all do after the worst weekend in Cardinal history and it was not even close.  It like all the games we had some bad juju in but still managed to win all got together and decided to nut-punch us when it mattered.  Seriously, and this may be the hangover talking, it appears that the juju from Duke, Virginia, and the Wake Forest game all got together and said “hey let Louisville feel great now and over the last 2 weeks of the season lets completely f*** them up. And while we’re at it, lets dropkick their men’s and women’s basketball teams just for good measure because if we are gonna go full-juju we are gonna do it right”.

So sorry if I am a bit bitter this glorious Monday morning but it has been a long 72 hours and I just want to get some sleep.  As always I took notes down while I was sober and I am going to read them to the court.

Anybody moves, anybody says anything, you will be removed from the court by @beerwencha2.  Don’t let the glass of wine she is holding fool you, she does yoga and has 30 books under her belt.  It’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for.

  • Look, I have told you all the signs of bad juju earlier this season and I am not about to go back and rehash the same conversation. But as a Louisville fan, you just know when something is off. Upon waking up on Saturday morning I just knew we would play like sh*t.  I guess it is my sixth sense. Cold, dreary day.  Not a lot of excitement heading into the stadium. Appeared everyone was hungover from turkey day and Friday leftovers.  Plus the noon kickoff never helps.

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Louisville vs Kentucky: Postgame Recap

Photo Credit: Charles Bertram, Lexington Herald-Leader

Photo Credit: Charles Bertram, Lexington Herald-Leader

In the shock of the season, the Kentucky Wildcats came into Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium a 26.5 point underdog, but left victors of the Battle for Governor’s Cup by a final score of 41-38. With barely over a minute to go, the Cardinal offense had the ball at the UK 9-yard line and it appeared as though the Cards would escape with a narrow victory. A Lamar Jackson fumble, followed by a 47-yard field goal from Kentucky kicker Austin MacGinnis with 12 seconds left sealed the fate of the home team.

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Louisville v. Kentucky Preview

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Photo Credit: Charles Bertram, Lexington Herald-Leader

Last Time: Down 21-0, Bobby Petrino replaced Kyle Bolin with Lamar Jackson, and the Cardinals completed the largest comeback victory in the rivalry’s history. Louisville scored 31 unanswered points in the second half, en route to a 38-24 win in Lexington. Jackson ran for a then-school record 186 yards as a quarterback with two rushing touchdowns, and added a passing touchdown to James Quick. Louisville held Kentucky’s passing game down, keeping starting quarterback Drew Barker at 6-for-22 for 128 yards.

The Cards and the Cats are currently tied 14-14 all-time, but Louisville has won the last five games.

About the Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats enter this week’s game at 6-5, finally bowl eligible for the first time in the Mark Stoops era. It was noted that the last two seasons, Louisville ended Kentucky’s bowl aspirations each time, but now it will be interesting to see where Stoops’ team will be mentally, after achieving bowl eligibility against Austin Peay last week.

It didn’t start out that way, though. After two crushing losses to Southern Miss and Florida, Stoops turned to JUCO transfer Stephen Johnson as the new quarterback, who has since given the Kentucky offense a new wrinkle that has kept them alive. The offense doesn’t go into a pass-first mode anymore; they now run the ball with an impressive stable of running backs, and then parlay that into deep shots down the field with guys like Jeff Badet. It’s a simple formula, but it’s given Kentucky its best offense in the Stoops era and why they’re bowl eligible.

On defense, Mark Stoops was known as a great mind at Florida State, but Kentucky’s has not been as impressive in 2016. They have a solid linebacker group and a decent duo at cornerback, but the rest leave a lot to be desired going against better, faster athletes in space. But a good running game will grind the clock and keeps opposing offenses – and respectively, Kentucky’s maligned defense – off the field; it’s why the Dallas Cowboys have been so successful in the NFL, and why Kentucky can realistically compete against Louisville tomorrow.

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BucketHatism: Houston

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“ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”

(sips bourbon)  Morning, afternoon, whatever. The BHK has stumbled into the courtroom today after one of the most frustrating losses he is ever had to sit through.  Before we begin, yes I am drinking at work and no your feelings about it are not going to be taken into consideration.  Through the last 11 games we have seen the highs and lows of a season. We have tackled Death Valley, while covering what does and does not constitute as bad juju.  We have mocked commentators and got blocked by Tom Davis. We have made friends and enemies with Slim Tully.  We have even instituted the chicken prance into our daily routine.  Despite what happened in Houston last night, this season was one of the best ones I have ever been a part of and we still have 2 games and a Heisman ceremony left.

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Louisville at Houston Preview

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Photo Credit: USA Today Sports

Where to Watch: 8:00 ET Tonight, ESPN

Betting Line: LOU -14.5, O/U 68.5

Last Time: In a tight contest throughout, Houston forced four turnovers in the game and got a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to upset Louisville 34-31. Greg Ward had 334 total yards (236 passing, 98 rushing) and three touchdowns to lead the Cougars, while Lamar Jackson was benched in the fourth quarter for Kyle Bolin. Bolin led two fourth quarter touchdown drives but fell short in the end, as a game-tying 53-yard field goal was tipped and fell short.

The all-time series between the Cougars and Cardinals is tied at 8-8.

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Petrino Is Building Momentum In Recruiting

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When Bobby Petrino was brought back to coach the University of Louisville we all knew it was a matter of time before he got a roster full of “his guys.” Recruiting has really started to pick up and people are noticing. ESPN’s Tom Vanhaaren wrote a great piece about it. Enjoy … Read the rest of this entry

Can Louisville Beat Alabama? Ranking The Six Teams That Could

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ESPN has picked the top six candidates that could face Alabama in a playoff and ranked them in order of their ability to challenge the Tide. It’s no surprise that Louisville is on this list. You might be surprised where they ranked Louisville. This is what ESPN’s Alex Scarborough wrote about Louisville … Read the rest of this entry

David Hale: Is Louisville “Unequivocally” One Of The Best Four Teams??

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Chaos. It’s what Louisville needs in order to keep its playoff chances alive. The fate of the Cardinals has not been in its hands since early October when Louisville came up one yard short of a first down at Clemson.
Heading into week 11, playoff chances were beginning to look a bit dim. Is Michigan going to lose?? Clemson has been playing with fire all season; will the Tigers finally get burned?? And what about Washington?? Could the Huskies be the real deal??

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Louisville Can Still Make The Playoffs

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We’ve all heard what needs to happen to make the playoffs and everyone has a different opinion. In this link below there is a short video where Andy Staples of campusrush.com talks about Louisville’s chances to make the playoffs. I know it’s an outside chance but I still have faith that Louisville will make it even though my preseason prediction was that Louisville would go 11-1, just miss the playoffs and play in a New Years six bowl game. My opinion is that if Washington loses a game, Michigan beats Ohio State, Clemson wins ACC title game and Louisville doesn’t lose and drops 80 points on UK, then Louisville gets rewarded with a playoff game against Alabama. I also believe that if the playoff committee wants the best 4 teams in the playoff then it should be Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Louisville.

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