Briefly revisiting the U of L win over Cincinnati. The Cardinals’ defensive unit received rare praise from an unexpected source yesterday. Ben Mauk, the UC quarterback, told the Cincinnati Post:

“Louisville is a great defense. They fly around and have good team speed. It’s not like we’re playing against air out there … “

One did get the impression that the defense matured somewhat after what could have been a disastrous first quarter. It was also obvious, however, that they still had a way to go when UC receiver dropped a wide open pass in the fourth quarter. Equally apparent is that these guys are working on getting better, serving notice in posing a serious challenge to a good quarterback on the final series of downs.

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By Charlie Springer

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