by Tom Stosberg
One of these days the kids on this University of Louisville football team are going to realize how good they really are and theyâ€™re going to trounce somebody. I donâ€™t envy the team that wakes them up, either. Could be South Florida, could be Rutgers or maybe it will be a team on next seasonâ€™s schedule. But itâ€™s highly likely.
All those juniors on the offensive line could all â€œget itâ€ on the same day. Thereâ€™s no doubt that we have the running backs who need very little daylight to have a record breaking day. And there are quarterbacks on this team who would compete for starting positiions on any team in the Big East. The receiving corps is loaded.
So whatâ€™s the missing ingredient? Could be the internal fire that comes from a combination of desire and confidence. Simply put, someone needs to ignite this team. Light the fuse as it were.
Simply put, someone needs to ignite this team. Light the fuse as it were.
The same thing is so evident on the defensive side that itâ€™s scary. L.T.Walker and L.D. Scott can play at the same level as anyone in the conference. Chris Campa, Jon Dempsey and Brandon Heath have big time talent and there are plenty more with enough speed who can definitely make up for weaknesses in the pass coverage. As a bonus, Trent Guy can turn a game around in less than 10 seconds with great moves and blinding speed.
There is absolutely no reason that with this much talent U of L shouldnâ€™t be 8-2 or 9-1.
Weâ€™ve heard a lot talk about injuries, lack of talent and a bare cupboard almost three years ago. But this season, with these kids, this team could explode at any time. And if they donâ€™t, next year is going to be a golden opportunity for some coach to see the obvious and light a short fuse.