The Beak Football Breakdown: Cards vs. Bobcats

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On Sunday all of the speculation will stop and the rubber will meet the road as a new football season begins. It will be the most anticipated start to a season in recent history as the Ohio University Bobcats come to town. The Cardinals don’t have much history with this team and the two have only met four times on the gridiron. The record in this series that ran from 1956-1959 is tied at 2-2 with Ohio winning the last game in that series 22 to 15. Here we are 54 years later and the Cards and Bobcats will face each other for the 5th time in their history and the game will be one of just two Sunday games of opening weekend, as kickoff is scheduled for 3:30pm Eastern time, on ESPN.

Coach Strong: “So it’s not so much that we have to worry about the opponent, but let’s worry about ourselves and let’s take it game by game, which we will, but let’s make sure that as a player, that we’re getting better and we’re giving every effort and everything we have to give to make this program a good program.”

The Bobcats have become a popular pick to upset our Cards on opening weekend but usually by folks who are casual in their sports knowledge. Don’t get me wrong, I think that they have a very good program. They will come to Louisville believing they can win. Ohio coach Frank Solich is very good and in his eight seasons has raised the level of play in Athens. They started out 7-0 last year and went to Penn State and got a big win to start their season. They will also be riding the high of winning the Independence Bowl. They return their three main threats on offense in big play Quarterback Tyler Tettleton who had over 3000 yards last season, running back Beau Blankenship who carried the ball 312 times for over 1600 yards, and wide receiver Donte Foster who had 59 receptions for over 650 yards. These guys helped their team average 32 points a game last season. The offense is solid but they will have some issues up front on their offensive line where they lost three starters. This will be a good opening test for the Louisville defense but the athleticism of our guys will take over here and rule the day. The speed of our safety’s will lock down their receivers and our defensive line will get to Tettleton all day against their newly formed offensive line. They will run the ball a lot and our linebackers will be up to the challenge.

The biggest problem for the Bobcats on Sunday will be keeping our high powered offense out of the end zone. They allowed 390 yards and 25 points a game last year and lost six starters off of that defense including their entire defensive line. They have no real experience returning up front. They will basically be counting on two guys to lead their new make shift defense. Line backer Keith Moore who had 98 tackles last season and safety Josh Kristoff who had 60 tackles last season will have their hands full. My guess here is that Teddy QB, Devante Parker, Damian Copeland and company will play toss and catch all day on the Bobcats secondary while our five headed monster running back group lead by Senorise Perry will pour it on that newly formed defensive front.

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I guess its fun for some folks to think that a team like Ohio could come in and knock off the #9 team in the country. But it’s just not a realistic conclusion to the Cardinals opening contest. There are many challenges that face our guys on the football slate this year, but this is just not one of them. These guys aren’t in the same league. They just aren’t… Louisville opens up as 20.5 point favorites but I think it will be much worse than that for the Bobcats.

The Beak Prediction:
Louisville 51 Ohio 13

Cards 2013 Basketball Schedule Released “A Few Games Stand Out”

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The 2013 basketball schedule was released today and the one word that comes to mind is transition. Just like with the football schedule this season the basketball schedule is suffering from the transitional year and is a little on the soft side especially the non-conference portion. A soft basketball schedule is something that we haven’t seen in a long time and while I will miss some of those Big East battles I’m looking forward to the future ACC battles that will be on the schedule next year and this transition year for both football and basketball will be well worth it.

Coach Pitino: “I certainly don’t enjoy the transitional part of our conference affiliation, but this is the best scenario possible”

A few games stand out on the schedule for me. First being the most obvious and that’s the early season match-up with North Carolina in the Hall of Fame Classic. NC has had their share of troubles during the off season but you best believe that they will be a formidable foe when that ball is tipped in November. With the return of James Michael McAdoo and P.J. Hairston, along with a solid recruiting class in 2013, Roy Williams finally has depth back on his roster, and it appears the Hall of Fame coach has a contender.

The next obvious choice is the annual rivalry game with our old foe Kentucky. This years December battle with the Cats will feature the 2012 and 2013 National Champions. It will be somewhat of a rubber match of sorts between the last two champs of college basketball. The game will also feature programs with very different approaches to winning. The college basketball world will be watching to see if the team of grizzled veterans or the team of super freshman phenoms will rule the day. Rupp Arena will be rocking and this will be the most anticipated Battle of the Bluegrass in years.

Then comes the conference slate of games. This years conference games will feature old Metro, CUSA and Big East foes. Memphis, UCONN, and Cincy games stand out the most to me but you also can’t count out those games against Southern Methodist.

The Cards will renew a conference rivalry that historically is considered to be one of the better hardwood feuds in NCAA basketball when they face off against Memphis this season. The Tigers could pose the biggest threat to Louisville for the AAC title this season and if last season’s meeting was any indication, this year’s meetings will be fun to watch as Josh Pastner should have his best team in his five seasons as head coach. Memphis returns a perimeter game that can compete with any team in the country. Joe Jackson, Geron Johnson and Chris Crawford.

After a year of sitting out of post season play UCONN will be one of the hungriest teams in college basketball this season. Coach Kevin Ollie did an excellent job keeping his team playing hard last year and this season the backcourt is experienced on both sides of the ball. Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and Omar Calhoun all can pressure the ball, are competitive, play with confidence and have the ability to score. These guys will be a dark horse contender in the AAC.

It is always a battle when the Cardinals face off against the Bearcats and that won’t change this season as Coach Mick Cronin will bring one of the most physical and athletic teams into the AAC. It will be an experienced and established UC team lead by Sean Kilpatrick and a great supporting cast of characters including highly sought-after freshman Jermaine Lawrence, who is versatile, and athletic. Titus Rubles, Shaquille Thomas, David Nyarsuk and Justin Jackson can all protect the rim and rebound. These guys could very much be a top contender for the AAC this year and will be tough competition for our Cards.

Last but certainly not least is Southern Methodist. They may not Jump out to everyone as a respectable opponent or national contender but boy are they ever. Larry Brown is a helluva coach and he has assembled a roster that can compete with any team in the American and the country. They return all five starters, had three transfers sitting out and signed one of the best shooting guards in the country in McDonald’s All-American Keith Frazier. This is one of those teams that can come out of nowhere this season and be the surprise of the college basketball season. This may turn out to be one of Louisville’s toughest opponents of the season.

Just glancing at the schedule today these were some of the things that stood out to me. And while it doesn’t appear to be the grueling slate of seasons past this is not as bad as most think it is. Our defending National Champion Cardinals will have their hands full once again and this schedule will turn out some instant classics just you wait and see.

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Sights and Sounds of Fan Day 2013

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When the Fan Day scrimmage was over today you could hear the Cardinal Nation chanting “two more weeks,” “two more weeks”. I think everyone is ready for the season to begin including the players. The guys looked sharp today going through their drills and stations. The first team offense took the field and ran some plays for about four minutes and they looked pretty good. The one guy who stood out all day was DeVante Parker. He was unstoppable all practice long and will be a TD machine this year. Also seen a lot of James Quick and think he will see some significant playing time this year. I also kept a close eye on the running backs and Senorise Perry looks really good and was not missing a beat. His cuts looked strong and that knee seems to be mended. Michael Dyer is a stick of dynamite and he will get plenty of reps this year you can quote me on that. The defensive guys looked solid and I noticed that coach Strong kept a close eye on this unit. They did get yelled at the most during the scrimmage. Terrell Floyd and Damian Copeland were held out of practice due to minor injuries; both are expected back soon.

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I got some photos and some video during the starting offense’s four minutes on the field for your viewing pleasure. I had a great time watching these guys go at it on a Sunday afternoon. Take a minute and look at the photos and video and enjoy the sights and sounds of Fan Day 2013. Go Cards!


The GameDay Snub Continues

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ESPN’s College GameDay has made two trips to Louisville. Both trips coming when the Cardinals played at Freedom Hall, one being in 2006 vs. No. 3 Connecticut and then again in 2008 against visiting No.6 Georgetown. But for some reason ESPN has snubbed the KFC Yum Center and they haven’t brought their traveling road show back to Louisville since 2008. We were teased by Digger Phelps back before the 2012-13 season when he told ESPN 680 radio host Jason Anderson that College Gameday would be coming to Louisville that season for U of L’s home game against Notre Dame. Only to find out that Digger like always didn’t know what he was talking about.

With 43 days left until the start of a new basketball season brought hopes that maybe this would finally be the year that the College Gameday crew would visit the Yum. How could they not make a trip to hang out with the home crowd of the defending national champion? Well Cardinal fans the Gameday schedule was announced today and once again they have snubbed the KFC Yum Center. It really is strange that they wouldn’t want to host their show in one of the country’s newest arenas, and even more confusing that they wouldn’t visit the defending champs home court. Louisville has one of the greatest fan-bases in the country and deserve to have College Gameday in for a visit. But it appears they don’t think so.

Below is a schedule of this years stops for College Gameday. Louisville will play during a stop again this year, but even that feels more like a slap in the face than a consolation prize at this point.

2014 College GameDay Schedule

Jan. 18: Morning Show – Temple vs. La Salle (The Palestra); Evening – Louisville at UConn

Jan. 25: Michigan at Michigan State

Feb. 1: Duke at Syracuse

Feb. 8: Gonzaga at Memphis

Feb. 15: Florida at Kentucky

Feb. 22: Two options: Arizona at Colorado OR UCLA at Stanford

March 1: Kansas at Oklahoma State

March 8: North Carolina at Duke

Louisville Prospects To Play In Under Armour Elite 24 Tonight

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The Under Armour Elite 24 is a celebration of streetball’s past, present and future. This event has existed for 6 years and has become one of the premiere events of the summer. The first four were at Rucker Park, and the last three at Venice Beach. This years event will be back in New York for the first time since 2009. The 8th annual game tonight will be played outside under the Brooklyn Bridge at the historic Tobacco Warehouse. It is in my opinion one of the coolest venues for a basketball game that I’ve ever seen.

Among the 24 high school prospects picked are Louisville offers Kelly Oubre, and Myles Turner in the 2014 class. Stephen Zimmerman, and Cheick Diallo in the class of 2015.

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Upside was a word used all summer long to describe Oubre. He recently cut his list to UConn, Florida, Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas, Georgetown, Oregon and UNLV. Says he will trim it again by the start of his high school season. Louisville remains in the mix despite having commitments from two 2014 guards. Oubre told SNY that he would be a “a scorer, and vocal leader,” he said. “Shaqquan Aaron and JaQuan Lyle are both great players but I think we could all play in the same back-court.” Oubre is an extremely valuable and versatile performer who can do damage from the 4-spot when his team goes small.

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Myles Turner announced a final eight of Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Arizona, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Texas. Says he plans to verbally commit to college in “January or February” and won’t sign until the late signing period. Basically, the buzz on him began in April and climaxed at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in June. In the span of months, he went from unranked to a top prospect in the 2014 class. He has mentioned to several sources that he will take all of his officials so we’ll see if he makes it to Louisville.

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It’s early in the race for the signature of top 2015 center Stephen Zimmerman, but Louisville is firmly in the mix. He has continued to turn heads with a rare combination of size, skill and athletic ability. He is a true 7-footer with fluid athleticism and a soft touch facing the basket on offense. On defense he looks to block shots and rebound with competitiveness. Zimmerman’s combination of skill and size makes him a future pro prospect.

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He caught the eye of the Louisville staff at the Nike EYBL event in Hampton, VA back in April and was offered a scholarship. We know Pitino’s success with African-born bigs and this guys has been described as further ahead of the curve than others that have come before him. He has been describes as a double-double machine and as a shark in the water on defense who is looking for his next meal. I think you will see the recruitment of this kid pick up next summer and think he will highly consider the Cards.

It is a slow sports weekend as we all prepare for the college football season to begin, and tonight will be a great chance to see some guys that could be wearing the Cardinal red in the future. It will also be the last major event for these underclassmen as the next time most of them will be on the court in competition will be for their high school teams. The game airs live on ESPNU at 7

Are You Ready For Some Football? “The Beak Review”

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The 2013 University of Louisville football season began last Monday evening when the players reported to camp at 6 p.m. When we last saw our football team on the field, they were beating the Florida Gators in the Sugar Bowl, earning the program’s second BCS victory. They will be looking to carry the momentum from that great season finale into the 2013 season. They will start the 2013 campaign ranked in the top 10 in the coaches poll, unanimous choice to win the AAC and a bona fide BCS championship candidate. On Tuesday and Wednesday the Cards had their open practices for fans to get a look at the team before the doors close and the real work begins. Below is some photos of this years group I shot during Wednesday nights practice. I have also added my breakdown of the season ahead.

The Cards finished the 2012 season ranked 52nd in the nation on offense averaging 31.2 points a game. With the fire power returning this year I expect this offense to put up huge numbers and quite possibly surpass their points per game average last season as they go against some shaky secondaries. Louisville’s offensive attack this season will be lead by our Heisman candidate Teddy Bridgewater. He turned in a stellar 2012 season throwing for over 3700 yards and 27 touchdowns and is sure to be a headache for opposing defenses again this season.


The Cards finished last season ranked 24th in the nation in passing yards averaging 296.1 yards a game. 70.7 percent of Louisville’s yards came from the passing game, the 15th-highest total in the country. Louisville had one of the best passing teams last year and will return one of the most talented and deepest group of receivers in the nation this season. They will be led by DeVante Parker who had 744 yards and 10 touchdowns last season and Damian Copeland who had 628 yards and 2 touchdowns last season. QB Teddy Bridgewater will have plenty of targets at his disposal with returning players Eli Rodgers and former starter Michaelee Harris along with the talented group of newcomers Tennessee transfer Matt Milton, Florida transfers Gerald Christian, Robert Clark and five-star recruit from Louisville Trinity James Quick.


The Cards finished last season ranked 105th in the country in rushing averaging 122.2 yards a game. The rushing attack will need to step up with the departure of Jeremy Wright. Wright accounted for 824 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. They return a stable of backs that should be able to make up for that production. The Cards will be led by Senorise Perry who had 705 yards and 11 touchdowns last season before he was sidelined with an injury. He is rehabbed and will hopefully return to the line-up. The rushing game will also look for heavy production from Dominique Brown who carried for over 500 yards in 2011 before missing last year with an injury. He has lost weight and gained muscle during his rehab year making him more explosive. He has also had the chance to learn more about the blocking schemes and where he should run making him more effective. Also competing for time this season will be Brandon Radcliff and Corvin Lamb two guys that had a great springs. Oh yea, and there’s that one guy who was added recently Michael Dyer. The kid was a beast at Auburn and is a proven winner. But until he earns his way into the rotation he’s still a question mark. He’s been out of football for a year.


The main losses off of the offense from last season are along the offensive line with the departures of tight ends Andrell Smith and Nate Nord, tackle Alex Kupper and center Mario Benavides.
Mario was big at the center spot and captained all of the calls for the offense. He will be replaced by Jake Smith who had a great spring and the coaches have full confidence in him stepping up to the challenge.
Kupper will be the toughest of the three to replace as he could play all five positions. And that’s one of the things that made him stand out to the NFL scouts. Jamon Brown will be the guy that try’s to fill his shoes and coaches believe that he has the skill set to do it and just lacks the experience.
Smith and Nord were fly under the radar type guys last season and the coaching staff was able to do some very creative things with them on offense. They will be missed but there are still some very good players at that position to fill there spots. BJ Butler and Ryan Hubbell will need to step up.


Charlie Strong is the man with the ultimate defensive plan. He has defense running through his veins and was the man behind all those great defenses at Florida when they won their national titles. Louisville’s defense has grown leaps and bounds over the last couple of seasons and continues to improve. In 2012, the Cardinals finished 12th against the pass nationally, 48th against the run, and finished ranked 23rd overall with opponents averaging 24.8 points a game on them. As more speed and athleticism is recruited to this program from the sunshine state look for these numbers to improve.
The center piece of this years defense is in the secondary where the Cards have two grizzled veterans in safeties Calvin Pryor and Hakeem Smith, both combined for over 170 tackles last season. Leading the charge at the second level are linebackers Preston Brown (2012 Big East Defensive Player of the year candidate) and Keith Brown (2012 Freshman All-American). Preston lead the Cards in tackles with 109 and Keith had 57 tackles. The guys holding down the defensive line are lead by Marcus Smith who had 29 tackles with 4 sacks last year, and Brandon Dunn who had 28 tackles with 2 sacks last year. I look for Lorenzo Mauldin to also have a big year. He had 22 tackles last season and lead the team in sacks with 4.5. The Cards did lose a great defensive player in Adrian Bushell. He was a quality cover man and strong presence in the locker room.

On Special teams John Wallace will be called on to continue his consistency in the kicking game. He knocked in all 14 attempts from 40 yards or closer last year including a heroic game winner in the “Keg of Nails” battle. Like most seasons punt return and kick return teams will be fairly open competition this summer with a few candidates vying for those slots. I think Kai De La Cruz will be called on for the punt return duties.

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Cardinal fans we are less than 4 weeks from kickoff and a lot of things could change from my projections above. Coach Charlie Strong will make each one of these young men earn the reps and field time they get. And they will all be battling for that time. One thing is for certain, and you can guarantee that our coaching staff will have these guys ready to go when that ball is kicked on September 1st.

Open Practices End And Real Work Begins

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Wednesday night the 2nd open practice took place in front of over a thousand Cardinal fans. You can really tell that the fans have taken their excitement to the next level and the anticipation for football to begin has never been higher. The players looked to be relaxed and very business like as they went through their stations and you can tell those guys are ready for the season to begin also. Teddy Bridgewater didn’t seem like the buzz of the autograph stuff effected him tonight and was throwing some very crisp passes as he went through his reps. The receivers and running backs also seemed very focused.

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With the second open practice in the books it will be time to close the gates off to the media and the public. It is now time for the real work to begin. We are about 3 weeks from the kickoff of the season and Coach Strong and his staff will start fine tuning their offense and defense in preparation for the first opponent. I know I enjoyed the chance to see the team and I can’t wait for that first Card March and game. Below is some of the photos I took of open practice #2. I also got some good video for those of you who couldn’t make it out this week. Enjoy!


Everyone knows that Coach Vance Bedford has a very unique personality. He is a spark-plug of emotion and tonight some of that personality was put on display as he had a very special teaching moment with Charles Gaines. You will want to see this video if you are a Coach Bedford fan.

Teddy Bridgewater and the offense get some reps.

More Offensive reps with the QB’s and the wide receivers.

The Beak Picks The Biggest Games of The Louisville Football Season

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Looking over the Cardinals football schedule I decided to pick the games that I thought would end up being the biggest of the season. I realize that every game on a college football schedule is very important. And this season those words could not be more true for this team. But there are games that stand alone for me.

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Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos-Louisville vs Kentucky, Sept. 14, 12:00 p.m. (ESPN) – The bitter banter has heated up this summer between UK and Louisville fans. Perhaps the “Year of the Cardinal” has made it hotter than ever. We have had twitter wars, Facebook wars, and even had a movie made, but now its time for the gridiron version of “The Battle of the Bluegrass” to take center stage. Both programs will be on display for the nation to watch on a Saturday afternoon. The build up for this game has been as big as ever. UK leads the all-time series 14-11, but Louisville has won the last two. Our Cards are the heavy favorites in this one and victory will be sweet. I can’t wait to yell Yahtzee every time we get in the end-zone that day. Its Louisville versus Kentucky and possibly the most important game on our schedule from the fan perspective.

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Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos-Rutgers at Louisville, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) – I don’t need to remind Cardinal fans about all the big games with these guys over the past few years. I still get a sick feeling in my stomach just thinking about that field goal kick in 2006. They have written stories about that game. And fast forward to that heroic performance by Teddy QB in the game last year. I wrote a story about that game. This is a game that has changed people’s lives on and off the field. It always seems to come down to big plays and big moments. This will be the last year Rutgers will be on the schedule as we both will go our separate ways after this season. It will be bitter sweet. It may also be déjà vu as they will have this one circled on their schedule and would love nothing more than to knock the Cardinal’s out of BCS title contention once again.

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Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos-Louisville at USF, Oct. 26, TBA – This rivalry has added some sparks in recent years. I think that both will be battling it out for the conference title this season. Both of these schools also have the best young coaches in college football with Charlie Strong and Willie Taggart. Coach Taggart will bring that blue collar type football mentality to South Florida and with the talent on that roster they will be a tough win on their home field. You can’t disregard the recruiting implications in this game either. Louisville has won the last two games in this series but this won’t be an easy one. It will be a great Friday night battle.

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Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos-Louisville at Cincinnati, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) – Forget being the biggest game on our schedule this season, this could be one of the biggest college football games period. Conference Title, BCS implications, and one last battle for The “Keg of Nails” will highlight this great Thursday night battle. U of L and UC have a football rivalry that has stretched over the span of 4 conferences from the Missouri Valley Conference, to Conference USA, the Big East and now the American. It is believed to be the oldest rivalry for the Louisville football team and the second oldest for UC. This game will be a fitting tribute to this great rivalry. There will be a lot of memories left on that field in Nippert Stadium and if its the last time we face our old foes from the north I hope it’s a win that I’ll have to remember.

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Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos-Alabama vs Louisville, Jan. 6th, TBA – The great thing about being a fan is that you can look ahead and you can make bold predictions. I really do think that the time is now for the Louisville football program. We have the team, the schedule sets up nicely and we are ranked high enough to make it into the national title game. Of course we will need some help from other teams in our conference as well as those ranked above us. But the stars will align and this will be the biggest game in the history of the Louisville football program. Anyone remember the last time they said we couldn’t win? Remember the last time we played Alabama in a Bowl game? I’ll bet they do…

Current And Future Cards Compete At Adidas Nations

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Adidas Nations, the premier international grassroots basketball program is holding their event this weekend. Practices, pool play and college counselor games are being held August 2-4. The championships are played at Long Beach City College on Monday, August 5 and ESPNU will air four hours of coverage from the Adidas Nations event in Los Angeles. The network will show games from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday.

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Last year Peyton Siva, Wayne Blackshear and Gorgui Dieng were chosen to be counselors at the Adidas Nations Camp. This year Russ Smith, Montrezl Harrell and Chris Jones got the honor. There are 29 current U.S. college players, who are competing on four teams. The counselors are taught and put through drills by coaches and pro-type players. They also get to scrimmage a lot against other top players. The experience should help all three get better especially Jones who is already turning heads at the event.

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Louisville commitments Shaqquan Aaron and JaQuan Lyle are also participating in the event with several Louisville recruiting targets.

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The Cardinal targets on the Adidas Nations rosters include Trey Lyles, Myles Turner, and Jalen Johnson from the class of 2014. Stephen Zimmerman, Carlton Bragg, Tyler Dorsey, Jalen Coleman, Daniel Giddens, Josh Jackson, Jaylen Brown, and Perry Dozier Jr are among the prospects from the class of 2015.

Be sure to tune in on Monday to check out some of these guys.

Dyer Is A Cardinal

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Michael Dyer watch is officially over and the big time running back and National Championship MVP is a Cardinal. News started to come out in small leaks on Thursday afternoon then a tweet was sent out late Thursday night by USA Today Sports with a link of a source that says Dyer will report to Louisville next week.

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Dyer was considered a 5* top five running back coming out of high school. Before he committed to Auburn in November 2009 in 2008 he rushed for over 2,000 yards and scored 21 touchdowns while dealing with a sprained ankle. He was Arkansas ESPN Rise Gatorade Player of the Year. In 2007 he rushed for 2,700 yards and 28 touchdowns. He was recruited by: Oregon, LSU, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Stanford, Nebraska, Florida State, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Louisiana Tech, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Ole Miss and Tennessee.

During his Auburn career he had four 100-yard rushing performances and was named offensive MVP of BCS National Championship Game after rushing for 143 yards. It was the 10th highest rushing total by a freshman in AU history. He holds the AU freshman rushing record with 1,093 yards, eclipsing the mark of 829 yards by Bo Jackson in 1982.

This season on offense, the Cardinals return their top two rushers and top four pass-catchers. Our receiving group is considered one of the best in the country. And with the addition of Dyer the running back group will take a huge step forward. Along with the added talent and depth at the running back position it should add more balance to the offense. More balance could be a big positive for this years team. Last season, 70.7 percent of Louisville’s yards came from the passing game, the 15th-highest total in the country. A well balanced attack could go a long way for running the gauntlet of this season and going undefeated.

I’m glad to have Michael Dyer be a part of the Louisville program and hope he is able to use our program to get his football career and life back on track. I love a good rebound story and we could have a front row seat to one this season.