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Bobby Petrino Gets His Second Uncaged 19 In-State Commit Of The Week

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For the second time this week, UofL Football and Coach Bobby Petrino got a commitment from a 2019 in-state recruit. 3 Star ATH Anthony Adkins, from Larue County High School in Hodgenville, gave his pledge to UofL.

Adkins chose UofL over offers from Army, WKU, and Bowling Green. I expect more offers will likely roll in for him, so it is good UofL was able to lock him in before other schools come a calling.

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The Barbour Shop: An Interview With UofL’s Newest Commit Aidan Robbins

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Photo Courtesy of Aidan Robbins Twitter Account (@theaidanrobbins)

On Wednesday, UofL picked up a commitment from 3 Star Dupont Manual RB Aidan Robbins.

  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 220 lbs
  • 40 Time: 4.54
  • Shuttle Time: 4.3
  • Vertical Jump: 33 inches
  • Bench Press: 285 lbs
  • Squat: 450 lbs

*stats from Aidan Robbins HUDL page

He picked UofL over arch rival UK, Purdue, Vandy, and Missouri. He is the first of a bunch of high level talent in the city of Louisville to choose to stay home to play his college ball.

Aidan averaged 16 carries a game last season and 3.8 yards a carry per maxpreps. He also did not fumble the ball once. Strong, durable, powerful, with excellent ball security, Aidan Robbins will be a feature back that can wreak havoc on opposing defenders.

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UofL Football Is Trying To Win The State In 2019: Aidan Robbins Commitment May Set The Victory In Motion

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Just about every coach in the NCAA wants to take care of home first (from basketball to soccer). They all speak about how important it is to win the recruiting battle and keep the good and special players home. The same goes for Louisville’s Bobby Petrino, Pete Nochta, Ryan Beard, and the rest of the coaching staff.

This year is no different; especially with all the talented young men coming from the state just within the 2019 class. This class arguably has the talent to rival any class to come before it: the 2003 class (Michael Bush), 2004 class (Brian Brohm and Mario Urrutia) and the 2013 class (James Quick, Kyle Bolin and Jason Hatcher).

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Aidan Robbins Comes Home To Roost As Newest Uncaged 19 Commit For UofL Football

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Photo Courtesy of 247sports.com

Today is a huge day for Bobby Petrino and the staff at UofL as they get a Louisville kid to stay home. Aidan Robbins, a 6’3 220 pound 3 Star RB out of Dupont Manual, has chosen to join the flock at the university right next door to his high school.

Robbins, the 11th ranked player in the state of KY, has an impressive list of 21 offers; among them are Vanderbilt, Purdue, Missouri, Cincinnati, Duke, South Carolina, WKU, and UK. With all the offers, it makes locking up his commitment that much more impressive. Mike Summers and Kolby Smith (a teammate of Michael Bush) were the lead recruiters.

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Who Will UofL Football Be Getting With A Commitment From Aidan Robbins?

Aidan Robbins

Photo Courtesy of Aidan Robbins Twitter Account (@theaidanrobbins)

Today at 1:45 pm, 3 Star RB Aidan Robbins will be choosing the college he will continue his football playing career at. What many may wonder is what kind of player would UofL be getting? What style of RB is he? Can he contribute immediately? Well, let’s delve a bit into what Aidan Robbins will bring to UofL should he commit.

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Photo Courtesy of Aidan Robbins’ Hudl Acc

His Power and Strength

Aidan is as powerful a RB as you will find anywhere in the country. He’s a professional tackle breaker; a player you will see collect a ton of yards after contact. He’s a throw back to the types of RBs Bobby Petrino used to bring in. Robbins body and frame appear ready for the rigors of the ACC. I wouldn’t doubt he could get playing time as a freshman depending on what UofL’s depth looks like at RB.

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UofL Working To Make Shawnkel Knight-Goff A Part Of Uncaged 19

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Photo Courtesy of Shawnkel Knight-Goff’s Twitter Account (@itskeltime1)

3 Star DE/OLB Shawnkel Knight-Goff out of Doss High School here in Louisville is a player UofL appears to be prioritizing in recruiting. He is a fast, powerful, highly versatile player. The kind of player UofL covets as well as other schools.

Knight-Goff is 6’4 210 lbs and runs an impressive 4.48 40 yard dash. Besides UofL and UK, IU, Purdue, Cincinnati, and WKU are among the other 9 schools to offer him. Mike Summers and LD Scott are currently UofL’s primary recruiters per 247sports.com.

Back on May 19, Knight-Goff committed to UofL’s arch rival UK. It seemed like UofL had lost one of the city’s best players to its biggest enemy. However, on May 31, Knight-Goff backed out of his commitment to UK. (Editor’s Note: Thank Goodness!)

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TweetCap and Video of Bobby Petrino And Football Staff’s Summer Press Conference

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Bobby Petrino, Nick Petrino, Kolby Smith, Chris Klenakis, Lonnie Galloway and Mike Summers all sat down with the media today to give a summer update on the UofL football team. You can catch Bobby’s full interview in a video format at the end!

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Lamar Jackson Lining Up At Different Positions For The Ravens

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Photo Courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel

While Lamar and the Ravens were very vocal about Jackson being a quarterback, it seems other options are being tested. According to Jamison Hensley who is the Ravens’ ESPN reporter says John Harbaugh is enjoying seeing the possibilities of having two quarterbacks on the field at once.

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Cards Add Kristian Varner To UnCaged19

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On Saturday afternoon, 2019 UofL Football recruiting target Kristian Varner from Hiram, GA committed to UofL while he was on an unofficial visit.

Varner, a 3 Star 6’4 240 lbs DE, plays for Hiram High School. He picked Louisville over Tennessee, Iowa State, Western Kentucky, among other schools.

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Lamar Jackson Inks Deals With Ravens

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Photo courtesy of The Ringer

It looks like Lamar going without the agent continues to have been an okay move for him. Jackson’s deal is reported to be worth $9,471,649 with a $4,968,472 signing bonus. Congrats to Lamar and his family!

Jaire Alexander Talks About Going Up Against Aaron Rodgers (Video)

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Jaire Alexander was taken 18 overall to the Green Bay Packers just two short months ago. He is now facing one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game, every day in practice. See what Jaire has to say about going up against Rodgers and adjusting to the speed of the NFL.

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Expansion Update (Video)

 

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Not to wish away summer, but is it football season yet?

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football team returned to campus Monday night to begin summer workouts.

While the Cardinals begin training for the 2018 campaign, construction continues on the expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex.

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Photo Gallery: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium North End Zone Expansion

Today, the media gathered for a tour of the north end zone expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Below are photos from the closed event as well as a rough outline of what is in store for the Cardinal football players of today and tomorrow.

The Cardinals open the 2018 season — their 100th in program history — against Alabama on September 1st. U of L opens their home slate with a September 8th tilt against Indiana State. Read the rest of this entry

100 Years Of UofL Football

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football program has enjoyed a long history and will celebrate its 100th season in 2018.

Thursday is just the start of the year-long celebration, which also marks 100 days before the Cardinals open the season against defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 1 in the Camping World Kickoff game in Orlando, Fla. The nationally televised game will kick off at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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ACC Releases More Kickoff Times For 2018 Football Season

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UofL will be playing 5 weekend night games this year!! Three of the games will be on Saturdays (including the home opener) and two will be on Fridays.

 

Jawon Pass Is Ready To Take Charge

 

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Our friends at the ACC Digital Network put together a great highlight reel of Puma Pass. Take a look at the new era of UofL football.

Time And TV Channel Announced For UofL VS Alabama

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football’s season opener against Alabama in the 2018 Camping World Kickoff Game has been scheduled for an 8 p.m. ET start on ABC, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Wednesday morning.

The Cardinals and Crimson Tide are scheduled to face off at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 1 – the first time in school history the Cardinals will open the season against the defending national champions.

Louisville and Alabama will meet for the fourth time in program history, with the Crimson Tide holding a 2-1 advantage in the series. The last pairing came on Jan. 1, 1991 with the Cardinals claiming a 34-7 win in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz. Alabama defeated the Cardinals in consecutive home games – winning 24-3 in 1976 and 55-6 in 1977.

The Cardinals return 15 starters from last season’s 8-5 team, highlighted by wide receiver Jaylen Smith, who led the Cardinals with 60 receptions for 980 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensive end Jonathan Greenard returns on defense after totaling a team-high 15.5 tackles for loss and equaling the team lead with 7.0 sacks.

Get all the latest information on the team by following @UofLFootball on Twitter and Facebook and @UofLFootball on Instagram.

Jaire Makes It Official With Green Bay

Jaire Alexander

Photo Courtesy of 12UP

Jaire has signed his rookie contract with the Green Bay Packers. He is only the 7th first rounder to have signed so far. You can also get an inside look at what some of the Packers analysts said about their first impressions of the first round pick.

Congratulations again to Jaire Alexander!

Tickets On Sale For UofL Vs Alabama Season Opener

 

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tickets for the University of Louisville’s football season opener versus defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 1 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., are on sale beginning Monday through the UofL Ticket Office.

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Nunnsense | Highlights Of The ‘18 – ‘19 Louisville Football Schedule

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Ky Derby week is over and now it’s time to get back to all things Louisville. For me, it’s time to start looking ahead to football season. Yes, we still have all summer but football season will be here before you know it.  That’s why I want to go ahead and take a quick look at the highlights of the football schedule. Read the rest of this entry