Between The Lines

Surprise. The University of Louisville football team’s offensive line may be considerably weakened for the upcoming challenge against Kansas State, according to Brian Bennett on his Big East blog:

Four of the five starting offensive linemen left the Tennessee Tech game with injuries, and though head coach Steve Kragthorpe hasn’t given out specifics on their status, it appears that the left side of the line is in doubt. Left tackle George Bussey and left guard Mark Wetterer may not play tonight, potentially leaving quarterback Hunter Cantwell‘s blind side vulnerable to K-State blitzes if their replacements don’t perform well.

This kind of bad news coming so close to game time is nothing new for Card fans. Coach Steve Kragthorpe prefers to keep things close to the vest, probably hoping to not tip off the opponent about obvious weaknesses. On the other hand, if he were to share the bad news with fans, he would have a built-in excuse if Cantwell takes a beating.

The acceptance of whichever approach he takes largely depends on the won-lost record. The Cards are 1-1 right now, so take your pick.

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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.

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  • September 17, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Why do I have this sense of dread? Didn’t catch Brian Bennett’s blog today. Doesn’t bode well for the Cards tonight. Hopefully we can adapt.

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