As Utah Looms

Just Wondering:

  • About the mindset of some University of Louisville football fans not giving their team much of a chance against Utah, a team they know little to nothing about.
  • Whether Bilal Powell would be better off being a punt returner than a running back. He was an incredible punt returner. He is a cumbersome running back.
  • Whether Steve Kragthorpe will finally insert Darius Ashley into the offense. Why he hasn’t done so already.
  • Who will return punts? Trent Guy and Doug Beaumont have had obvious issues catching the ball.
  • Will Doug Beaumont ever find the end zone?
  • If it’s possible for the vast offensive potential on this U of L team to explode against Utah, a team having doubts about itself.
  • Where a Steve Kragthorpe motivational speech would rank on a scale of 1 to 10.
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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

2 thoughts on “As Utah Looms

  • September 26, 2009 at 3:45 pm


    The mindset is one of deep depression for most U of L fans. They are like the despondant acolytes of a fallen religion. They are waiting for some sort of devine intervention. Thus all they can see is doom and gloom.

    I for one, expect good things from this team. I am not a Kragthorpe fan, but I do believe we have quality players wgho want to win. I also believe we have a decent coaching staff (although not great, which is what I want).

    Bilal Powell was indeed a good return man. I’m not sure he is fast enough at reading his blocks and finding the hole to be a good running back. Maybe with time, but not now.

    I think Krags is pissed at Darius Ashley for his Facebook posts and his mother’s reaction. He obviously has an ego and wants to play badly. I think Krag’s is sending him a message: “Even though your good, and I’m on the hot seat, You won’t play if you don’t do it my way”.

    Trent will continue to field most punts and kickoffs. He’s to much of a threat to break one.

    Beaumont will find the end-zone today.

    We will score more than 30 points today. Enough to win? I don’t know.

    Krag’s motivational speech would probably rate a 2 on my scale, since I believe virtually nothing he says. But then again, I’m biased. On the other hand-I’ve never heard him speak at length so I may be surprised.

  • September 26, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Thirty points would be a good thing, I’ll take that any day. Defense needs to toughen up just a bit.

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