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Bobby Petrino likes this video

By on January 29, 2016 in Football with 0 Comments

WRU? Wide receiver university? I have no idea but Bobby Petrino is tweeting out this video with some great highlights from the past season and some reminders about who’s coming back for University of Louisville football in 2016:

W.R.U. from Ville Films on Vimeo.

Link for mobile users: https://vimeo.com/153520922

Louisville football gets Clemson, Florida State early

By on January 26, 2016 in Football with 0 Comments
Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson

It’s going to take a while, if ever, for teams to figure out how to stop University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson. A possible lucky break in getting Florida State and Clemson early on the 2016 football schedule.

Yeah, we know Deshaun Watson returns next season at Clemson. We also know he runs in slow motion compared to Jackson. That could be a problem for Clemson against a veteran Louisville defense next season.

Louisville will square off against Florida State at home in week three and travel to Clemson two weeks later.  Get off to a good start this time around and it could be a special season for the Cardinals.

“This another challenging schedule overall,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “We have six teams who played in bowl games last season and three teams that finished the year ranked in the top 25. We have a lot of work to do before we start playing games, but with an experienced team returning, they understand the challenges ahead of them and know what kind of preparation is needed to be a successful football team.”

Houston is other nationally-ranked team on the 2016 schedule, on the road in the second-to-last game.

UofL will also play Duke, NC State, Wake Forest, Kentucky and Charlotte at home. The road schedule also includes Syracuse, Marshall, Virginia, and Boston College.

The 2016 football schedule:
Date Opponent Location Time
Thursday, Sept. 1 Charlotte PJCS TBA
Friday, Sept. 9 at Syracuse Syracuse TBA
Saturday, Sept. 17 Florida State PJCS TBA
Saturday, Sept. 24 at Marshall Huntington, WV TBA
Saturday, Oct. 1 at Clemson Clemson, SC TBA
Friday, Oct. 14 Duke PJCS TBA
Saturday, Oct. 22 NC State PJCS TBA
Saturday, Oct. 29 at Virginia Charlottesville, VA TBA
Saturday, Nov. 5 at Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA TBA
Saturday, Nov. 12 Wake Forest PJCS TBA
Saturday, Nov. 19 at Houston Houston TBA
Saturday, Nov. 26 Kentucky PJCS TBA
Saturday, Dec. 3 ACC Title Game Charlotte, NC TBA

Clint Hurtt may go home again to Miami

By on January 19, 2016 in Featured, Football with 0 Comments

Miami has always been a special place for Clint Hurtt. Louisville, too, for that matter.

Hurtt endeared himself to many University of Louisville fans in 2011 when, after UofL had defeated Kentucky 24-17. he noted the cockiness of some Louisville players in practice the following week: Reminding them, “Get real. It was only Kentucky.”

Hurtt was among the more popular assistants while Charlie Strong was head football coach at the University of Louisville. Friendly, approachable and relentless on the recruiting trail, Hurtt was effective in luring Miami high school players. At one point, UofL had almost 30 players on the roster from south Florida.

Clint Hurtt

Clint Hurtt

Hurtt was the defensive line coach at UofL from 2010 through 2013. Among his best recruits was a young quarterback named Teddy Bridewater from Miami Northwestern High School. Teddy would help turn UofL’s football fortunes around before heading to the NFL after his junior season.

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Looking ahead for Louisville football at Clemson

By on January 12, 2016 in Featured, Football with 3 Comments

Give it up for Alabama, the national champion in college football for the fourth time in seven years. The Southeastern Conference has claimed the honor five times, with Auburn claiming the prize in 2012.

One of the best national championship games in recent memory. Clemson amassing great respect for the Atlantic Coast Conference, positioned to claim the title until an onside kick in the fourth quarter transferred momentum over to Alabama, the 45-40 winner.

Clemson's Memorial Stadium awaits Louisville football team in 2016.

Clemson’s Memorial Stadium awaits Louisville football team in 2016.

Clemson, returning as many as 17 starters on offense and defense, will more than likely enter 2016 as the No. 1 team in the pre-season polls. Quarterback Deshaun Watson, who was a candidate for player honors this season, will be a prohibitive favorite to win Heisman Trophy honors.

Yes that Clemson, the team that only managed to beat a young University of Louisville team by 20-17 in the second game of the season at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

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Louisville football rewind

By on January 1, 2016 in Football with 0 Comments

Go ahead and savor the University of Louisville win over Texas A&M in the Franklin Mortgage Music City Bowl. UofL football is back on the track. For Bobby Petrino only a beginning, “We’re anxious to get started.”

Music City Recap from Ville Films on Vimeo.

New Louisville 2016 Team Gear