Since the day David Padgett took over as head basketball coach, nothing has exactly been normal. The only thing normal is uncertainty. Today was no different. In his weekly pregame press conference, instead of starting out by previewing this week’s opponent (Duke), He opened it up for questions regarding the news that Louisville had lost their appeal with the NCAA and that the banner would be taken down. He talked about how he handled it with his team and that he contacted some of the 2013 team. David spoke from his heart, and as he always does, he handled everything with class, compassion and was honest – Especially when he called out the NCAA saying that they could have waited until our season is over
Here is the full press conference,
Head coach David Padgett spoke with the media today where he talked about the matchup with UNC on Saturday night, Deng Adel injury and that he doesn’t plan to wear a white suit but his wife will be making the decision on his attire for the game
Reigning ACC Rookie of the Week, Jordan Nwora, also spoke to the media. Along with talking about the UNC matchup, he also talked about how he was notified that he had won the award and that he would like himself, or one of his teammates, to win it again before the end of the season.
Before Thursday nights basketball game against Georgia Tech at the Yum! Center, Interim athletic director, Vince Tyra addressed the media to update everyone on several different topics including, his own pay cut, the student section, personnel changes and more. He also said there is no news on the NCAA appeal.
Head coach David Padgett previews the matchup against Georgia Tech in his press conference this afternoon.
Bobby Petrino introduced the new defensive coordinator, Brian VanGorder, in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Hear what he had to say.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – While most of the country prepares for the Christmas holiday, the University of Louisville football program has been hard at work.
Not only are the Cardinals preparing for Mississippi State in the 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl, the coaching staff was occupied by putting together a top-25 recruiting class during the first early signing period from Dec. 20-22
“It’s been a busy time for us,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “Our staff and everyone in the football program have been involved in getting ready for our bowl game, but we also had to be out on the road for recruiting. We had to adjust some things with our practice schedule, but we also had to get ready for this signing day.”
Typically, the focus at this time of the year is on the bowl game. However, with a change in the recruiting schedule, most of the attention was put on the 20-player class that signed on Wednesday.
The Cardinals had an emphasis on the state of Florida, as was evident by the 11 signees from the Sunshine State. They also had six players from Georgia ink National Letters of Intent. Read the rest of this entry
Deng Adel, VJ King, Jordan Nwora and David Padgett met with the media after Sunday’s loss to Seton Hall. Hear what they had to say below.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – There is a different feeling around the University Louisville football team heading into its rivalry game against Kentucky on Saturday at Kroger Field.
Last season, the Cardinals were coming off a disappointing 34-10 loss at Houston and beaten in every phase of the game.
Following a pair of dominating victories over Virginia and Syracuse, the Cardinals feel good about themselves leading into the 30th meeting of the Governor’s Cup.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The mood around the University of Louisville football program is positive heading into Saturday’s regular-season home finale against Syracuse after the 38-21 win over Virginia last Saturday.
“I think it was our overall best game of the year when you look at offense, defense, (and) special teams,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “Defensively, I liked the way we played. I thought our defensive front set the tone early, getting the pass rush out of (redshirt senior linebacker) James (Hearns) and (redshirt sophomore) Jonathan Greenard and (senior linebacker) Trevon (Young).”
“Offensively, I was happy with our offensive line. They had a lot of new looks for us, some crazy stuff, and our offensive line did a good job of sorting it all out and blocking well. We ran the ball with a lot of physicalness.”
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football team, coming off a significant road win, is looking to continue its momentum, when it plays at Wake Forest on Saturday.
The Cardinals halted a two-game losing streak with a 31-28 win at Florida State on the leg of Blanton Creque, who booted a 34-yard field goal in the closing seconds for the first win in Tallahassee since 1952.
“It was a good win for us,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “I’m really proud of our players and how they’ve stuck together, the energy that they had all week at practice, the focus. I thought we played tough. I thought we played with a lot of toughness and a lot of effort.” Read the rest of this entry
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Heading into the last half of the season, the University of Louisville football team is looking to find the rhythm it had in getting off to a 4-1 start and hopes regain it at Florida State this weekend
After two consecutive losses, the Cardinals are heading to Tallahassee, Fla., to face the Seminoles in a key game for positioning in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Opening the season in the top five of both national polls, the Seminoles dropped their first two games of the year before winning two of their last contests, including a pair of ACC victories.
“Obviously, we go play a really good football team,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “Florida State has great tradition. We know their quarterback (James Blackman) really well—he was here a couple of years ago in our quarterback academy. He’s a very talented young man. He can snap his wrist and throw the ball. And they have really good running backs, so we’ll be challenged against defensively. Read the rest of this entry
In a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Louisville men’s head basketball coach, David Padgett introduced new assistant coach Trent Johnson.
Johnson played at Boise State University from 1974 to 1978. He has 36 years of coaching experience as he was formally a head coach at Nevada (1999 – 2004), Stanford (2004 – 2008), LSU (2008 – 2012) and TCU (2012 – 2016) after being an assistant 4 different schools from 1986 – 1999. Read the rest of this entry
Bobby Petrino will preview Boston College today at 1:30. You can see below how to watch the press conference.
Today, Coach David Padgett met with local media to discuss a variety of different topics.
Louisville football head coach Bobby Petrino, G.G. Robinson and Charles Standberry spoke with the media today in the weekly press conference about the Clemson game and moving forward. Read the rest of this entry
Here is today’s weekly press conference with Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino.