by Paul Sykes

Unconfirmed reports within the Cardinal community indicate that Justin Burke may not suit up for the University of Louisville football team next season.

According to a couple of Cardinal sources, the backup Louisville quarterback may be choosing to finish up his undergraduate work at UofL, getting his degree and moving on to the working world or graduate school. No official word on this from Charlie Strong or Burke.

Zach Stoudt, the fouth string quarterback for UofL earlier decided to transfer. Appears he may be headed to Murfreesboro for a go with  Middle Tennessee State.

If Burke is not returning, that leaves quarterbacks Adam Froman, Will Stein and Alan Castro on the roster, in addition to Luke Woodley and Mike Rocco who will arrive this fall, and, possibly, a junior college transfer.

Depth shouldn’t be a problem but are these guys the type of quarterbacks that new offensive coordinator Mike Sanford wants to direct his offense? Time will tell.

More on Burke’s situation as it becomes available.

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By Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes owns Paul Sykes Advertising and does contract work for other advertising and publishing firms. The proud husband of Sonja, he has a fascination with bears, bars and Cardinal sports. He's also the moderator of

5 thoughts on “Justin Burke May Take Different Path”
  1. I am hearing that Luke Woodley may enroll early at UofL. I sincerely hope Burke decides to stay at Louisville. He was my favorite QB out of the three who saw time for the Cards and has just as good a chance as any of them in a Sanford type offense.

  2. At least Woodley’s DUI will not matter to Strong, as much as Kragthorpe, and Sanford is supposed to mix the spread in, so at the least with our current QB dilemma, the Spring will be interesting at QB, to say the least.

    Plus we have the hot Mike Rocco coming in……:->

    I am MUCH more confident with the QB situation for the upcoming season, with a REAL coach in Strong.

    This coaching staff looks like the dream team too.

    Great day to be a Cardinal!

  3. I hope Burke stays also. A 5-8 walk on, a 5-10 redshirt freshman who has never taken a snap and two true freshmen do not instill a lot of confidence as back ups to an often injured starter. Missing where the depth is, at least for 2010.

  4. Sources for original post are now indicating that Burke will not transfer, is a graduate student now at UofL and may continue to play football forthe Cards…but still nothing official from either Burke or Strong.

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