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Bobby Petrino Press Conference: Florida State (Video)


Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Despite opening Atlantic Coast Conference play with a loss at Virginia, there is still plenty of season remaining for the University of Louisville football team.

The Cardinals play their first ACC home game this weekend when Florida State travels to Cardinal Stadium for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. Louisville will be home for three of the next four league games.

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Louisville Football’s Cunningham Prepares for First Start at Quarterback (Video)


Malik Cunningham’s dreams become reality in just four days, when the University of Louisville football program travels to Virginia on Saturday.

On Monday, UofL head coach Bobby Petrino announced that the 6-foot-1 quarterback will be the starter against the Cavaliers in the Cardinals’ ACC opener in Charlottesville, Va.

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Bobby Petrino Tweetcap: Virginia Preview

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UofL Football Looks For Offensive Improvements Moving Forward (Video)


Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – LOUISVILLE, Ky. A short-term memory isnt always a desirable trait, but in order to grow and move forward, its one the University of Louisville football teams offense is adopting.

While the unit didnt experience the success its achieved on a weekly basis under head coach Bobby Petrino, the Cardinals are ready to move forward and attack the 11 regular-season games that await and that begins with Saturdays home opener against Indiana State.

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Bobby Petrino Reflects On Alabama And Previews Indiana State In Weekly Press Conference


Press release from the University of Louisville athletic director:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – There’s no question University of Louisville football head coach Bobby Petrino was disappointed in the outcome last Saturday versus Alabama.
However, Petrino was able to pull some positives away from the 51-14 loss to the defending national champions.|

“Alabama is a very good football team,” Petrino said at his Monday press conference. “They are solid in all three phases. I was happy Jawon Pass stayed in there and competed. He finished the game and I was impressed with his mindset.

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Bobby Petrino Previews Alabama – Press Conference


Today at the newly renovated Howard Schnellenberger football complex, Bobby Petrino held his first weekly press conference where he talked about the Alabama game and took questions from the media. Bobby stated by honoring the life of John Asher and acknowledging 45 years of service by Paul Rogers.

Petrino also said that Jaylen Smith is ready and he was surprised how good of shape he was in after his emergency appendectomy. He also talked about the health and attitude of the team as well as the development of Jawon Pass. Petrino stated that tight ends coach and former co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Chris Klenakis will notcoach Saturday vs. Alabama andthat no change has been made in his status. Klenakis is currently on administrative leave.

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Nwora – Mack Press Conference


Today at the Yum center practice facility on campus, Jordan Nwora and head coach, Chris Mack, addressed the media to discuss Jordan’s experience playing for the Nigerian national team.

Jordan talked about playing for his dad, who coached the Nigerian team, what he learned, his strength and conditioning and if he will play for the Nigerian team again.

Coach Mack talked about a wide variety of topics. He started with talking about Jordan playing for Nigeria and how well he rebounded the ball. He talked about getting his team into condition and that it’s not only about being big and strong. He also discussed the return of Akoy Agau, how nobody works harder than VJ King and that VJ and Ryan McMahon are becoming leaders. He also announced that transfer Matt Hanna is no longer with the team after only 1 day. Coach talks about the current roster and breaks down the new additions to the team. He starts the discussion of the roster at about the 7:45 mark of the shortened video of the press conference. (below) Read the rest of this entry

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


Bobby Petrino, Nick Petrino, Kolby Smith, ChrisKlenakis, 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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David Padgett Reacts To The Appeal News During Press Conference

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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,

David Padgett And Jordan Nwora Preview UNC


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.

Vince Tyra Press Conference

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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.

David Padgett Press Conference


Head coach David Padgett previews the matchup against Georgia Tech in his press conference this afternoon.

Bobby Petrino Introduces Brian VanGorder


Bobby Petrino introduced the new defensive coordinator, Brian VanGorder, in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Hear what he had to say.


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Bobby Petrino Press Conference


Press Release

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

Its 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

UofL Basketball Press Conference: Seton Hall


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.

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Bobby Petrino Press Conference 11-20-17

Bobby Petrino, James Hearns and Reggie Bonnafon spoke with the media about the upcoming game at Kentucky.

Press Release

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 Governors Cup.

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Bobby Petrino Press Conference: 11-13-17


Bobby Petrino

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The mood around the University of Louisville football program is positive heading into Saturdays 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.

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David Padgett Press Conference: 11-10-17


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Press Release

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. Im really proud of our players and how theyve 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

Bobby Petrino Press Conference 10-16-17


Press Release

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 wellhe was here a couple of years ago in our quarterback academy. Hes a very talented young man. He can snap his wrist and throw the ball. And they have really good running backs, so well be challenged against defensively. Read the rest of this entry