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Top 5 Interception Performances Of 2015

Photo: GoCards.com

Photo: GoCards.com

Here is another great compilation from the fine folks at UofL Football. It’s the top 5 Interception Performances of 2015. Enjoy.

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Spring Football Hype Video #DoWork

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The end of the 2015 season was promising. With all the young talent and then the decision for several key players to pass on the NFL and return to Louisville, excitement is at an all time high. I am as excited as anybody so I put together a hype\highlight video for you to enjoy. It starts with the end of the 2015 season, then some of the 2016 Cards working hard and finally some highlights from returning players. Card forever James Burgess brought in his #DoWork motto and this team has adopted his motto and attitude. It’s going to be a great year. Spring game is April 16th at 1:00 p.m. After that we will have to wait 5 months to see the Cards again. Hopefully this video will help you get through those 5 months.

ENJOY!

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TWEETCAP: @UofLFootball Day In The Community

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UofL Spring Position Breakdown: Secondary

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Photo: GoCards.com

Here is the next of the Spring Football breakdowns by the fine folks at @UofLFootball. This one is for the Secondary. Josh Harvey-Clemons led the secondary in tackles with 88 & was 3rd overall. Chucky Williams,Trumaine Washington & Shaq Wiggins will complete the starters. Jaire Alexander will have his role as well. We will have a position by position breakdown here on the site leading up to the start of the regular season but for now let’s feast on this video! (Click on More)

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Program On The Rise: Louisville Football

(Photo: AP Gary Jones)

(Photo: AP Gary Jones)

With spring practice officially occurring, ESPN is looking at every NCAA program & evaluating them on a number of factors. They believe Louisville is on the verge of a big jump in the ACC.

Here is a small excerpt from ESPN’s David Hale. For the full evaluation, click here.

Roster situation: The Cardinals got plenty of good news after the season when a host of underclassmen with NFL futures decided to stay put. Yes, they are losing stars up the middle in Sheldon Rankins and James Burgess, but 16 members of the two-deep on defense return, including Josh Harvey-Clemons, Shaq Wiggins, Keith Kelsey and Devonte Fields. On offense last season, Louisville endured the growing pains that come with a young group, but as a result, just one regular starter is moving on, and McGee has the luxury of depth at receiver, running back and QB, where Lamar Jackson appears to be a burgeoning star. The biggest looming question is whether the offensive line, which was a disaster for much of 2015, can take a big step forward this offseason.

The starting lineup: news year

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

It’s only been a week since my last post, but for me it seemed like there were 15 things that happened that I want to touch on with fans but kept getting swallowed by something new. Seriously y’all, I don’t know how Justin does it. Most of the news posts out of CSZ are from him after his 9-5 job & after he teaches little kids how to ball (hmm, maybe I could use a lesson. Have you seen my shot, J? Never mind, it’s scary). So I’m going to once again list (lol) the new news that rounded out the year 2015 into 2016 for Louisville football.

-🔸Louisville invades Nashville for the Music City Bowl 

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Shaq Wiggins will return to Louisville for senior season

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Shaq Wiggins is joining Josh Harvey-Clemons and Keith Kelsey and returning to Louisville for the 2016 football season. This does not come as a huge surprise to me, but at the same time, I didn’t really expect Charles Gaines to leave last year either.

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Louisville football puts 10 players on All-ACC teams

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The ACC announced the All-Conference teams as voted on by the coaches today. The Louisville Cardinals have 10 players represented on the teams. Full teams listed below, as well as Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, and more.

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Louisville puts 10 players on All-ACC Teams

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The ACC announced their All-Conference teams on Monday afternoon, and there was no shortage of Louisville Cardinals, as 10 players were named to various teams. Nobody made the first team, and Sheldon Rankins somehow landed all the way back on the third team.

Of the 10 players, 9 came from the defensive side of the ball, with Geron Christian being the only player on offense to make it. The full teams are listed below.

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Highlights: Louisville defeats Wake Forest 20-19

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Photo: chatsports.com

Yes, there were some highlights from this game. Mainly, Jamari Staples catching everything and the Cards forcing turnovers.

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College Football News previews the Louisville Cardinals

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

College Football News has a good preview of the 2015 Louisville Cardinals. As we start July, any football preview is a good thing because the season can not get here soon enough. But this particular preview seems to actually be accurate about the team, which you don’t always get from national publications.

Here are a fer excerpts from the preview. You can read the full post by clicking the link above.

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Shaq Wiggins’ elbow is “fully healed”

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

It is no secret that when Louisville takes the field on September 5th against the Auburn Tigers, the personnel on defense will be much different than last year. No Mauldin, Sample, Gaines, Holliman…you get the point. But a reason for UofL fans to be optimistic is the addition of two transfers from Georgia that can play this season, Josh Harvey-Clemons and Shaq Wiggins.

Wiggins missed most of spring ball after a bad elbow injury. According to his tweet, it looks like that elbow is finally healed.

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Significant injury at this morning’s spring football practice

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Georgia Transfer (CB) Shaq Wiggins went down with an apparent arm injury according to those at practice this morning.

Michael McCammon of Scout.com tweeted

Wiggins is projected to be the starter at the Corner Back position for the Cards. We will have more later right here on CardinalSportsZone.

Bobby Petrino Previews Spring Football

Garry Jones/AP

Garry Jones/AP

It is already that time of year again. Spring football begins today, and Bobby Petrino met with the media on Monday to talk about the state of the team. The Cards are in the Sweet 16 (men and women) and spring football is starting. This is a very fun time!

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Opening statement

I’m excited to get started tomorrow. I’ve certainly been looking forward to this. It’s a new team. We have a lot of new working parts, so it will be a lot of fun to see how it all goes together, who wins competition for positions. The thing we always understand is that spring football is, number one, about our players getting better at their craft and working hard on their technique and fundamentals, working hard to become experts about what they do.

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Louisville lands another QB transfer

Photo: 247 Sports

Photo: 247 Sports

Bobby Petrino can never have enough quarterbacks. He just landed another one. Former Washington State quarterback Tyler Bruggman has told Insidetheville.com that he plans to transfer to Louisville. The redshirt freshman was a 4-star player in high school.

When Bruggman decided to leave Washington State, he was granted his release to Louisville, Arkansas, Duke, and Indiana. Of those four schools, Louisville was the one school that did not offer him a scholarship out of high school. But that didn’t seem to matter here, as it sounds like it wasn’t even a close race to land him.

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Decision coming soon for UGA transfer Tray Matthews? Louisville or Auburn?

Photo: Jim Hipple - UGA Sports Communications

Photo: Jim Hipple – UGA Sports Communications

When former Georgia safety Tray Matthews was dismissed from the team a couple weeks ago, he tweeted that his next home would either be Louisville or Auburn. It looked really good that he would end up with the Cards with his former Bulldog teammates Josh Harvey-Clemons and Shaq Wiggins. A few days passed, and then there were reports that Alabama and Florida were even in the mix for Matthews. There hasn’t been too much more on those two, so we will bring it back around to Louisville and Auburn

I lived in Auburn for 4 years, from 2008-2012. I still keep in touch with friends down there. 99% of our conversations are about sports. If you have ever lived down that way, you know that Auburn football (or big-time SEC football) is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Everyone keeps up with football information, whether that be recruiting or just anything else with the team.

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Will Louisville football get ANOTHER Georgia Bulldog?

Photo: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

It is starting to seem like the University of Louisville football program may have found another pipeline to recruit from: transfers from the Georgia Bulldogs. With Josh Harvey-Clemons (safety) and Shaq Wiggins (cornerback) already on board, a third member could be on the way.

Tray Matthews, a safety who started 6 games as a freshman last season, tweeted that he will be leaving UGA and that Louisville or Auburn will be his next destination.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a story saying that he was kicked off the team by head coach Mark Richt. In the article, Richt says “We are trying to make room for guys who want to do things right.” Also from the article:

Neither Richt nor Matthews disclosed Tuesday what precipitated Matthews’ dismissal from the team.

However, Matthews was arrested by UGA Police in March, along with three other Georgia football players, and charged with misdemeanor theft by deception for allegedly double-dipping school-issued financial-aid checks by cashing them twice.

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Two Elite SEC transfers officially playing for Petrino

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Elite SEC transfers CB Shaq Wiggins and WR JaQuay Williams are officially headed to Louisville. Both will have to sit out this year and will have 3 years of eligibility remaining.

Wiggins and Williams join UGA LB/S transfer Josh Harvey-Clemons and Penn St. QB Transfer Tyler Ferguson as guys that will sit this season out and be eligible in 2015. Defensive Coordinator Tood Grantham couldn’t be happier:

 

 

UGA transfer Shaq Wiggins indicating he may be headed to Louisville??

If the below tweet is true it would confirm what most of us have believed would happen and UGA CB transfer Shaq Wiggins may be a Card. Wiggins would sit out a year but would be a monster addition to the Louisville roster. Now we wait on official word and word on Wiggins close friend Texas A&M WR transfer JaQuay Williams.

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SEC transfers throwing up the “L” in Louisville jerseys

If you didn’t already know, Louisville has been hosting a couple of SEC transfers in the last couple of days. Shaq Wiggins from the University of Georgia and JaQuay Williams from Texas A&M were teammates in high school, and both could end up at UofL. On Wednesday night, Williams tweeted this picture out.

https://twitter.com/JaQuayWilliams/status/469254435483705344

Looks good to me!

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