Lamar has posted better numbers this year than he did last year, when he actually won the Heisman Trophy and is the youngest player ever to do so. Yet this year, he is fourth in voting with his only hope of winning being some type sort of miracle. David Hale with ESPN dives into the mystery a little deeper.
UofL football meandered through much of this season like a lost puppy trying to find its way home through lonely streets and alleys. They looked great at times and looked horrendous at others. Sometimes within a single game they could look like world beaters and then like broken men.
Inconsistent play was a problem for the offense. It was a combination of player focus and disjointed play calling. For the defense, horrid fundamentals and bland play calling consistently made the defense look like an electric fence with the power turned off. The problem for the team and coaching staff as a whole was there seemed to be a lack of fire. Players and coaches sometimes looked like they’d rather be anywhere, but on the field. It obviously showed in an undisciplined and unfocused approach to the game at hand.
With UofL’s final home game of the season coming Saturday, they are having quite a few recruits visiting. There is a lot of local flavor with the bulk of visitors from within the city and state. There is also a current 2019 QB commit visiting. Here is the list below.
YEAR-NAME-POSITION-HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR COLLEGE-STATE
2018-Shannon Bishop-CB-PRP HS-KY
2018-Nick Bohn-QB-Trinity HS-KY
2018-Jackson Burke-OL-Owensboro HS-KY
2018-Charles Cameron-DT-Copiah-Lincoln CC-MS
2018-Joe Comer-ATH-West Georgia-GA
2018-Jimmy Edmonds-DE-Ballard HS-KY
2018-Gunner Henderson-WR-McAllen HS-TX
2018-Chad Holleran-LB-Franklin County HS-KY
2018-Christion Horton-ATH-Ballard HS-KY
2018-Ethan Hull-LB-Trinity HS-KY
2018-Nigel Kilby-TE-Garden City CC-KS
2018-Zach Rodgers-RB-Floyd Central HS-IN
2018-Leonard Taylor-TE-Springfield HS-OH
2018-Russell Thomas-WR-Manual HS-KY
2018-Evan Walton-DT-Boardman HS-OH
2018-Tyrese Wynn-WR-Bendle HS-MI
2019-Keevan Bailey-ATH-Salem HS-GA
2019-Daniel Balanganayi-OL-Palatine HS-IL
2019-Tanner Bowles-OL-Glasgow HS-KY
2019-Drew Brenowitz-LS-Good Counsel HS-MD
2019-Jared Casey-LB-Ballard HS-KY
2019-Charles Coleman-RB-Oswego HS-IL
2019-DJ Dale-DL-Clay-Chalkville HS-AL
2019-Moses Douglas-SAF-Springfield HS-OH
2019-Jonathan Fells-RB-Carroll HS-AL
2019-Andrew Gaylor-OLB-Dora HS-AL
2019-Isaiah Gibson-DT-Springfield HS-OH
2019-MJ Griffin-CB-Saline HS-MI
2019-Nolan Groulx-WR-Hough HS-NC
2019-Brett Hiatt-ATH-Timberland HS-MO
2019-Treyvion Houston-QB-Greer HS-GA
2019-Bryan Hudson-OL-Scott County HS-KY
2019-Ben Jackson-OL-Clark County HS-KY
2019-Jehdon Jenkins-LB-Clark County HS-KY
2019-Thomas Kiessling-LB-St Xavier HS-OH
2019-Shawnkel Knight-Goff-ATH-Doss HS-KY
2019-Devin Lester-RB-Graham HS-VA
2019-AJ McCorkle-CB-Salem HS-GA
2019-Jevin Murray-CB-Shadow Creek HS-TX
2019-Frederick Orr, Jr.-RB-Rossview HS-TN
2019-Adonis Otey-CB-Blackman HS-TN
2019-Nathan Presnell-QB-Hiram HS-GA
2019-Adam Renfro-ATH-Paris HS-KY
2019-Aidan Robbins-RB-Manual HS-KY
2019-Wandale Robinson-WR-Western Hills HS-KY
2019-David Russell-DE-Father Ryan HS-TN
2019-Matt Salopek-WR-Archbishop Hoban HS-OH
2019-Nitavius Thomas-RB-Clark County HS-KY
2019-Shemar Thompson-RB-Williams HS-NC
2019-Marquel Tinsley-WR-Daviess County HS-KY
2019-Bryson Washington-ATH-C.E. King HS-TX
2019-Jashon Watkins-SAF-East Nashville HS-TN
2019-JJ Weaver-DE-Moore HS-KY
2019-Von Williams-RB-Owensboro Catholic HS-KY
2020-Landen Bartleson-RB-Boyle County HS-KY
2020-Alexander Collett-OL-Ballard HS-KY
2020-Izayah Cummings-WR-Male HS-KY
2020-Marcus Hodge-RB-Hilliard Bradley HS-OH
2020-Skyelar Johnson-WR-Woodford County HS-KY
2020-Aiden Moore-DE-Central HS-KY
2020-Vito Tisdale-CB-Bowling Green HS-KY
2020-John Young-OL-Christian Academy of Louisville-KY
2021-Junious “JuJu” Johnson-ATH-Kirby HS-TN
2021-Julius Orr-ATH-Rossview HS-TN
2018-Brandon Wellington-OL-Jeffersonville HS-IN
2019-Jaden Johnson-QB-Kirby HS-TN
Lamar Jackson is the best player in college football. Hands down. He leads the country in offense, and as UofL Football’s twitter points out, it is not even close. #LamarForHeisman
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Jatavious Harris, a 3 Star WR from Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, GA, has released a list of the final three schools he is considering and UofL made the cut. Along with UofL, Harris has Pittsburgh and Mississippi State rounding out his final three. He visited UofL last weekend for the Virginia game.
The 6’3 184 lbs Harris, a one-time Tennessee Volunteer commit, is ranked the number 111 WR in the nation and the 68th best player in the talent rich state of GA per 247 Sports composite rankings.
Besides the schools listed above, Harris had offers from Miami (FL), Michigan State, NC State, and Florida among others.
Despite the fact UofL seems to have a glut of WRs, Harris would be a great get due to his versatility. He plays a multitude of positions besides WR though WR is likely his best position. CB, Nickel CB, and S are the other positions he plays and he is adept at all of them from what I have seen. He is a dangerous kick and punt returner as well.
His recruitment is worth keeping an eye on Cards fans. Here is a highlight video, courtesy of Hudl, from his junior season to give you an idea of why UofL wants him.
He’s backkkkkk. After somehow falling from the rankings for a few weeks, Lamar Jackson has made his rightful return to the Heisman rankings. With just a few more weeks left to play, it will be interesting to see where the reigning Heisman winner lands.
Cardinal forever and current LA Ram, Jamon Brown is looking to give back to the Louisville community this holiday season.
(Louisville, KY) NFL star Jamon Brown and his foundation (J. Brown Foundation) are teaming up with WHAS11 TV and the Homeless Coalition For The “#502StepUp” for the Holidays Fundraiser.
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Cardinal forever, Colin Holba announced today he has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as their long snapper. Congratulations Colin!
Here is a TweetCap of today’s press conference from University of Louisville Head Coach, Bobby Petrino via @UofLFootball.
Photo Courtesy of WLKY.COM
We now know when kickoff will be for the annual Governor’s Cup game between those pesky feline fanatics of UK and our beloved avian aces of UofL.
Per UofL Football’s Twitter account, the game will air in the dreaded noon time slot on the dreadful SEC Network.
So, for those of you who dare not brave going into blue territory, you now know what time and channel you can watch Lamar Jackson carve up the cats like a Thanksgiving turkey.
Lamar Jackson threw an insane pass to Jaylen Smith, which ended in one of the greatest catches you will see this season. It was good for #7 on the SportsCenter Top 10!
Lamar Jackson became the first player ever in college football to record 3,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in back to back seasons. Check out his highlights from the win against Virginia.
Head Coach Bobby Petrino, sophomore linebacker Jon Greenard, senior linebacker James Hearn, senior running back Reggie Bonnafon, freshman running back Dae Williams, junior wide receiver Jaylen Smith, and junior quarterback Lamar Jackson all sat down with the media after the win against Virginia. Listen to what they had to say below.
UofL football is finally back home! After a few weeks away, UofL will be back at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium tomorrow to take on the Virginia Caveliers at 3:30. Here is how the match up looks on paper.
UofL equipment announced the uniform combination that the football team will wear against Virginia. In honor of Veterans Day, they will be wearing the Stars and Stripes!
Pete Nochta showed off some new cleats that the cardinals will break in this weekend!
UofL announced yesterday that due to construction on Eastern Parkway, there will be a new traffic pattern for the last two home games of the season. You can see the full detail below.
Photo Courtesy of Andy Clayton-King/AP
Former UofL and current Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater’s epic comeback from a horrific knee injury last year is complete.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Teddy is being activated from the physically unable to perform list and being added to the Vikings active roster Wednesday. Mortensen advises that Case Keenum will still start with Teddy being his back up this week. Mortensen reports the Vikings do believe Teddy “will be ready to start relatively soon, if necessary.”
All of us in the UofL fan base hope to see Cardinal forever Teddy Bridgewater back on the field throwing beautiful passes soon. No one deserves it more.
You can read Chris Mortensen’s full story and tweets below in detail.