By Tom Stosberg
Despite what the won-lost record says, the Louisville football team is loaded.
Think about it. U of L has three, maybe even four excellent quarterbacks. Guys who not only can throw but aren’t afraid to run…with pretty good moves to boot.
Â And speed in the backfield. Victor Anderson and Darius Ashley could start anywhere in the country. They are both â€œfeatureâ€ backs who have the speed to play on Sundays.
We are also flush with outstanding receivers. Our special teams are loaded. The defense has some emerging superstars.
Why is our Cardinal football team so loaded with talent?
Because Coach Greg Nord continues to do what he has been doing for the past 15 years…finding great talent and convincing them to come to U of L. It’s as simple as that. Through all types of coaches, with all sorts of offensive and defensive schemes, against all kinds of competition, Coach Nord has kept the pipeline full by working his magic. Makes one wonder if Card fans know how valuable he is.
This is a man who understands relationships, has a remarkable eye for great talent, maintains an unbelievable contact network and is relentless in his pursuit of excellence.
Â One of the secrets to Coach Nord’s success …people like him…high school and junior college coaches, parents, boosters. And there is no doubt that Greg Nord is one of the best kept secrets in U of L’s football program.
But he can only do so much.