Bigger than big, Louisville eyes another milestone at Clemson

Bobby Petrino Eyes 6

Clemson coming up.

At Death Valley.

Seating capacity 85,500.

Serious football competitor year in, year out.

What University of Louisville football fans have been waiting for for more years than anyone can remember. Another potential milestone in a decade during which milestones have acccumulated at a steady pace. A win at Death Valley would merit a special place in the archives.

Todd Grantham was defensive coordinator at Georgia a year ago when Clemson won 38-35 so he’s got a head start on planning. Big difference this year, he’s bringing the nation’s No. 1 defense this time around.

UofL’s offensive line will have all it can handle against Clemson’s front four, but every front four has been a serious challenge thus far. Couldn’t get much worse.

Despite those problems on offense, Bobby Petrino teams seem to find ways to score. This is the kind of game he lives for, the kind in which he seems to thrive.

The kind of opportunity Tom Jurich knew was inevitable when he rehired Petrino.

Bigger than big.

Saturday will be forever getting here.

Charlie Springer

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