LOUISVILLE, Ky. For the second-straight day, rain played havoc with the University of Louisville football practice schedule.
With practice delayed for about 15 minutes to let a storm pass through the area, the veterans took the field and looked more comfortable, and with shoulder pads coming on for the first time, the speed and intensity of practice was elevated to a different level.
Video of Coach LD Scott & DC Todd Grantham speaking after practice today.
Another video from the new Mic’d up series. This time it is the Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham. Enjoy!
(via Andrea Adelson
Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is facing a vastly different situation this offseason compared to one year ago. The opposite situation, really.
Last year, Louisville had three players leave school early for the NFL draft: Gerod Holliman, James Sample and Charles Gaines.
This year, Louisville had four players decide to return to school for their senior seasons: Devonte Fields, Keith Kelsey, DeAngelo Brown and Josh Harvey-Clemons. Those four are set to anchor a defense that brings back eight starters, including top tackler (Kelsey), sack leader (Fields) and interceptions leader (Trumaine Washington).
Earlier today an interview came out that had quotes from former Secondary coach Greg Brown stated that he was glad to be gone because the Louisville Defense was “a neglected stepchild”. It didn’t take long for ESPN Reporter Andrea Adelson talked to Todd Grantham and got his response.
Louisville fans have been getting great news lately for the 2016 football season. Josh Harvey-Clemons, Keith Kelsey, DeAngelo Brown, and Devonte Fields all requested to get feedback on their stock from the NFL. They then had to decide if they wanted to try and go pro or return to school. Fans probably hoped at least two would come back, just so the team wouldn’t lose too much on defense. But surprisingly, all four juniors decided to return to UofL for the 2016 season.
On Thursday afternoon, the four guys talked about their decisions to come back.
The last piece of the puzzle on defense is now complete. DeAngelo Brown will be returning to the University of Louisville for the 2016 season. The defensive lineman had 40 tackles in 2016, 6.5 of those for loss.
He joins Josh Harvey-Clemons, Keith Kelsey, and Devonte Fields as the four guys that requested feedback from the NFL. All four will be Louisville Cardinals for the 2016 season. Again, Todd Grantham is smiling.
The good news for Louisville football in 2016 continues to roll in. This time, it is Devonte Fields announcing that he will be coming back for his senior season in 2016. He joins Josh Harvey-Clemons, Shaq Wiggins, and Keith Kelsey as players who have said they are coming back. Todd Grantham has been spotted with a smile on his face.
Transcript below (also includes Garrick McGee and Todd Grantham)
BOBBY PETRINO AND KEVIN SUMLIN
COACH SUMLIN: Great to be here. Just got through with the luncheon. I know that our guys, our team, our travel party, the administration, has had a fabulous time here in Nashville.
The city has been wonderful hosts. Franklin American Mortgage has done nothing but provide us with first-class events. Our guys are really, really appreciative of it, practice overing at Vanderbilt. Want to thank them, too, being able to utilize their facility and stadium and locker rooms, practice facility, it’s been great for us, too. Everything has been very, very convenient from that standpoint.
Coordinators Todd Grantham and Garrick McGee met with the media on Monday to talk about the upcoming Music City Bowl for the Cards and also just discuss the team and things going forward.
McGee video from TheCrunchZone.com.
Bobby Petrino was obviously pleased after Louisville came back from down 21-0 to beat Kentucky on Saturday afternoon. Here are his comments after the game. Video and transcript below…
Todd Grantham and Keith Kelsey met with the media after practice on Wednesday to talk about Saturday’s big game at Pittsburgh. Read the rest of this entry
Todd Grantham and Sheldon Rankins spoke to the media after practice on Wednesday. They talk about the Florida State game and look ahead to Boston College.
Todd Grantham, Josh Appleby, and James Burgess talked to the media on Wednesday to preview Florida State. Because, why wouldn’t you want to hear from the punter that is making a Heisman run? (If you don’t listen to Ramsey & Rutherford on 93.9 The Ville, you won’t get it.)
Todd Grantham and Keith Brown met with reporters after practice on Wednesday and previewed the NC State game. Check out the video below. HUGE game on Saturday!
The University of Louisville will hold their annual football media day on Saturday morning. Bobby Petrino will have a press conference and speak about the team and give updates from the first couple days of fall practice as well as preview the season. Garrick McGee and Todd Grantham will also probably get a chance to speak about their respective sides of the football. Wouldn’t you like to keep up with the coverage of this and even listen in live? Well tomorrow, you can…
Lyndell Wilson is considered to be the top outside linebacker in the country according to ESPN and 247 Sports. Rivals has him as the third best. Scout has him has the top inside linebacker in the country. Either way you look at it, Wilson is one of the top recruits in the nation, and he was on UofL’s campus this weekend with some teammates from Carver High School in Montgomery, Alabama. I think it is safe to say that Wilson enjoyed his time at UofL…