The popping of pads, whistles shrilling, coaches yelling, “Run it again. This time, run it right!” Familiar sounds coming from the practice fields on Floyd Street.
University of Louisville Football Coach Jeff Brohm is working to bring together his new charges for the upcoming season. Lots of left overs from the Scott Satterfield era. But a lot of new faces at the skill positions, quarterbacks, receivers and linebackers. A huge undertaking to pull together.
Football is like most sports. Repetition, repetition, repetition. There are numerous transfers and highly ranked high school players and chemistry is paramount. The quarterback sometimes makes a pass to a receiver that hasn’t made his cut. A step in the wrong direction can result in a long gain or six points for the opponent.
“We’re throwing a lot at them, and we want to do that,” said Brohm as his first spring camp as Cardinals’ head coach comes to an end. “We want to see what these guys can grasp and want to make sure that we always have at least some type of answers to problems that come up.”
Brohm and staff will watch a lot film between now and early September. The 2023 Cards will make mistakes, every team does.
“We’re putting in the time and effort, we’re going to have mistakes every day, we had them today,” said Brohm. “We’ve had decent moments and some other moments that weren’t very good. There is a ways to go.”
So what does coach want. “We want to have the perfect combination of live tackle scrimmage work, making sure we’re physical and then making sure that we’re physical and then making sure that we’re smart, and we’re getting guys healthy as well.”
The Spring Game tradition returns to UofL Friday night at 6 p.m. at the L&N Stadium.