Spring football is underway in Louisville, as Bobby Petrino looks to return with Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and a bevvy of studs. A new defensive coordinator, depth at skill positions and offensive line play will headline the top stories of U of L’s spring football in 2017. Louisville will also have open practice for fans on March 24th, March 28th and April 4th, with the Spring Game set for April 15th.
Yesterday we got to hear from head coach Bobby Petrino for the first time since National Signing Day last month, and we came away with a few interesting tidbits thus far.
Cornerback Shaq Wiggins and offensive lineman Chandler Jones will both be transferring for the University of Louisville. It is unknown whete they will heading, but we wish them both the best of luck.
Cornerback Alphonso Carter has been suspended from the team. Last month, he was found to have a loaded gun in his possession with no license to carry after he was pulled over for running a red light.
Wide receiver Jaylen Smith and outside linebacker Jonathan Greenard will miss all of spring ball due to both of them in recovery from surgeries. Smith had surgery of stress fracture in his foot while Greenard had hip surgery.
On the positive side, Petrino announced that defensive end James Hearns has fully recovered from his surgery and is now a “full go”. Henry Famurewa is still in partial recovery, but will see some action on the practice field. Trevon Young will also see some work on the practice field after missing all of last season with a hip injury.
Here is some video from after practice today with University of Louisville Quarterbacks Lamar Jackson & Kyle Bolin. Enjoy!
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The pre-season is finally here for UofL Football. Today at 3:50 the Cards have open practice. One of the biggest questions coming into Spring practice is: Who is going to impact this team the most? Will it be an improved O-Line? Will it be a stacked Defense? Will it be the QB battle? Our friend Andrea Adelson from ESPN.com has her opinion and here is a little of what she thinks is key to Louisville’s Spring Practice success.
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I often say this, but isn’t it great being a Louisville fan? We are all excited and ready to go for the NCAA Tournament with our men and women both ranked in the top 5 in the country, and then comes this: spring football! Louisville will have 14 practices that are open to the public, something that would be unheard of in the last few years. Those practices start today at 4:00 pm. Here is the full schedule:
March 18: 4 p.m.
March 19: 4 p.m.
March 21: 4 p.m.
March 22: TBA
March 25: 4 p.m.
March 26: 4 p.m.
March 28: 4 p.m.
March 29: TBA
April 1: 4 p.m.
April 2: 4 p.m.
April 4: 4 p.m.
April 5: TBA
April 8: 4 p.m.
April 9: 4 p.m.
April 11: SPRING GAME (7:30 p.m.)