By Paul Sykes
The win over Arkansas Steve kept the Louisville football team’s chances alive for a possible bowl spot, with a 3-5 won-lost record.Â But even the most dedicated U of L fans aren’t making plans for a post-regular season bowl trip. However, they still have questions:
- Why not take the chip shot field goal at the end of the first half? A confidence builder for a beleaguered Ryan Payne and would have negated any chance of the final Arkansas State drive having a chance to tie it.
- When will Louisville try a different field goal kicker? We do have two on scholarship and now that Chris Philpott seems to be able to get close to the end zone on kickoffs. Maybe itâ€™s time to turn the three-point attempts over to him?
- Who will take the snaps against West Virginia? Will Stein, Adam Froman or Justin Burke? Each guy has a win under his belt as starting quarterback. WVUâ€™s defense isnâ€™t the fearsome threat of years’ past.
- How will the thin Louisville defensive unit cope withÂ explosive WVU running back Noel Devine? Packing the box against the speedster will only open up the passing threat of Jarrett Brown.
[stextbox id=”custom”]What kind of Louisville crowd will venture to Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown? Breeders Cup weekend, a history of incidents with the West Virginia fan base and a dismal season could limit the red jerseys. Yes, Iâ€™ll be there, tickets purchased way in advance and it’s the annual â€œguys road tripâ€ event. Maybe the drive up will offer some nice fall colors. A noon kick means leaving Friday afternoon and some possible â€œhi-jinksâ€ in the friendly college town of Morgantown overnight.[/stextbox]
Will Ashley Rainey assume the leadership spot vacated by Angel McCoughtry for the Lady Cards this season.Â See Sonja’s take here.