The 2009 University of Louisville football schedule has been released, a development sure to arouse the cynics while stimulating another round of bad-mouthing. Gonna be that way until the program gets back on a winning track.
The good news is that football Saturdays are mostly back for Louisville fans. Only one week night game, that one against Pittsburgh, the second home opponent, on Friday, Oct. 2. The not-so-good news is that this is the only game scheduled for national television. That’s what happens when a program goes south for a while.
The season begins Labor Day weekend, on Sept. 5th with the Cards hosting Indiana State, giving the Cards a couple of weeks to prepare for Kentucky on Sept. 19th. Two games would have been better but Tom Jurich apparently had problems getting an opponent for the intervening Saturday. One can count on the annual obstructions surrounding the telecast of the Louisville-Kentucky game.
Good to see Southern Mississippi back on the schedule, renewing a good rivalry with a respected football program.
Spring practice begins Sunday at 4 p.m. at the football practice field north of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.