UConn Feasts On Louisville Handouts, 38-25

Few Louisville fans expecting to win this football game, even against a Connecticut team known for folding in the fourth quarter.  Just enough glimpses of Louisville offense early on, teasing the faithful, prolonging the suspense, delaying the inevitable.  Greedy UConn, just too eager to accept the many gifts.

  • Bilal Powell looking more like the player from two years ago with his 87 yards except this one gives up the football, two inexplicable fumbles resulting in scoring drives for UConn.
  • Give Adam Froman credit for two touchdown drives but the more protection and time he gets, the greater the odds of his throwing interceptions, costly every time,  even against mediocre teams.
  • Victor Anderson is either hurt or he’s not.  Why wait until the second half to test the diagnosis? Making the option play look good while limping in for a touchdown.
  • Darius Ashley still missing in action. That Darius Ashley, the leading running back in Ohio during his senior year. Fans will never know how bad he dinged his shoulder in the Pitt game, or whether that’s even the reason he is never seen.
  • Playmaker Scott Long , the wide receiver with the sure hands, not getting much chance to use them. Shaking himself loose, getting open more often might help.
  • That jump ball pass to Josh Chichester play will work some day. Give it a couple of years. A senior may have figured it out.
  • Extra point attempts should be no-brainers.
  • Thanks, Trent Guy, for not trying to catch the fourth quarter punt inside your 10-yard line. He has a history, you know, but no fumbles in this one. Clinging to any sign of progress.

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Charlie Springer

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

16 thoughts on “UConn Feasts On Louisville Handouts, 38-25

  • October 17, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    We are a terrible football team….pathetic play by the players – Kragthorpe isn’t the one throwing interceptions and fumbling the ball and missing extra points. Wow…we’re a really bad team. As always, I will cheer for the Cards to win…and am going to the Cincy game next week…but c’mon, we really suck. An interception on our first possession. UCONN scores in six plays in the 2nd quarter. U of L gives up 17 points in the 3rd quarters. We are bad. We look worse than a bad high school team. We are embarassing. How bad are we going to lose to Cincy next week? Wonder if we’ll have more turnovers than points!!! This is team flat out sucks.

  • October 17, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    And did I mention…UCONN isn’t a very good football team…but they looked good against UofL…but then again, who wouldn’t??? Indiana State even looked “ok”

  • October 17, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    We don’t have the horses in the stable to compete right now. The offensive line takes a terrible beating every game, and that translates in multiplying injuries in our offensive backfield.

  • October 17, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    The one good thing is we’re putting points on the board. That is nullified by a pathetic defense. Four guys missing on that UConn running back. Need I say more?

  • October 17, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Oh well, did anyone really expect us to win? I’m telling you, Kragthorpe is going to leave this program in the same shape Cooper did. My only question; is the University going to have to pay him a million dollars to leave?

  • October 17, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    The Anderson situation confuses the devil out of me. If he is too hurt to play in the first half how did he get well enough to play in the second half?

    Was he suspended for a half without any announcement or did someone find the doctor of the year to treat him during half time?

    Kragthorpe moves in strange and misterious ways his losses to perform. This Anderson deal is something that needs to be explained, not covered up.

  • October 17, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Would the Joes and Steves mind putting the intials of the last name on their comments? Hard to know which Joe or Steve is making the comments. There are at least three Steves and two Joes who comment here. Only one Paul.

  • October 17, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Joe, SK has a contract for five years, of course we are going to pay him more than a million to leave.

  • October 17, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Charlie –

    Steve K.

    (Not Steve Kragthorpe!)


  • October 17, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Some interesting commnets from someone who posted on the C-J site:

    All of our games now are on ESPNU. There is no longer a national buzz about our program. We were the east coast version of Boise State. All of the teams that ducked and dodged us 3-4 years ago are lining up to beat us down. When you have to brag about your home & away deal with Marshall…YOU ARE NOT RELEVANT!!!

  • October 18, 2009 at 6:12 am

    Vic Anderson hobbled stiff -legged, with a huge ice pack on his knee at the So Miss post game presser. I was told by Rocco–minor strain. But my eyes told me otherwise….

    • October 18, 2009 at 9:00 am

      Why would you believe Rocco? I had one encounter with him and that’s all I needed.

  • October 18, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Remember, this game was 14-13 at half. UofL’s inability to put together two halves of football continues. Each week, the Cards find a new and different way to hand one to the opposition. Turnovers, weak tackling, and pass coverage that made a average QB look like a first team all Big East selection.

    The problems look to be much deeper than Kragthorpe. Don’t look for them to solve themselves against Cincy. There is no disgrace in losing to a better opponent, but giving them three scores due to turnovers is very sad.

    • October 18, 2009 at 1:59 pm

      For those who say we have talent I say some, but nowhere near enough.

      On the heels of a Gator Bowl appearance and an Orange Bowl win SK’s first recruiting class was ranked by by most services as being in the 40’s and did not have one FL kid.

      His second class was ranked in the 50’s and essentially had no FL kids because you really can’t count Nord as being from FL.

      His third class was ranked in the 60’s and even the 70’s by some.

      His new commitments include 3 kids who recieved NO OTHER OFFERS and several who received no offers from BCS schools.

      The bottom line is he can’t recruit. And he isn’t doing a good job coaching the kids he does get. Some guys can recruit, some can’t but can coach up the players they get. The best coaches can do both. Kragthorpe cannot do either.

  • October 19, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Am I the only one who thinks Kragthorpe’s players get injured a lot? I don’t remember injuries being such a problem under Smith or Petrino.

    Is Kragthorpe doing something different–conditioning, practice methods, system–that gets the kids hurt more often?

    Just asking.

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