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It’s a ‘win’ for UofL as Cardinals enter game week without any players sidelined by coronavirus

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today Through what was probably a combination of discipline on the part of its players, the leadership of the coaches and training staff — and undoubtedly some assistance from Lady Luck — the University of Louisville football team has escaped any major problem with the coronavirus since players started returning to campus in early June. And now it looks as if that good fortune...

Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield pleased with first look at Cards in a scrimmage

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today On a day mostly devoted to the younger players and newcomers on Louisville’s football team, coach Scott Satterfield pronounced himself “very pleased” with the Cardinals’ progress in their first scrimmage of fall camp after two weeks of lighter workouts. Some of the veterans sat out the scrimmage due to various bumps and bruises, while even many of...

Newly-installed Louisville football coach Scott Satterfield names three new assistant coaches

Kentucky Today Louisville on Tuesday announced the hiring of three assistant coaches for Scott Satterfield’s football staff, two of whom had been reported earlier. The trio of new additions and their responsibilities: Bryan Brown, defensive coordinator; Frank Ponce, quarterbacks; and ShaDon Brown, safties. Bryan Brown had served in the same capacity at Appalachian State since 2017, coaching...

Louisville takes aim at Florida State, Clemson in highly-competitive ACC race

By Russ Brown KyForward Correspondent If there was one glaring reminder Thursday during the kickoff of the two-day Atlantic Coast Conference Media Days in Charlotte, N.C., of how fast things can change in college football it was apparent in the person of Lamar Jackson. Last year at this time, Jackson was a relative unknown, coming off a promising but up and down freshman season as a part-time starter...

Cards seek successful bounce-back against UK after disappointing loss at Houston

By Russ Brown KyForward Correspondent LOUISVILLE — Coming off the most embarrassing performance by a Bobby Petrino team during his two Louisville eras, the most important question facing UofL’s football players as they prepare for Saturday’s Governor’s Cup regular-season finale at noon (ESPN) in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium is this: How will the No. 11 Cardinals (9-2) react...

Louisville seeking fast start going into high-stakes ACC showdown at Clemson

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — Bobby Petrino acknowledges that his University of Louisville football team got off to what he termed “a shaky start” against Marshall last Saturday night, with quarterback Lamar Jackson misfiring early and being bottled up as a runner as the heavily-favored Cardinals led just 7-0 after the first quarter. True, they recovered nicely and...

Cards soar: Jackson hits right notes, puts on dazzling show in Music City Bowl

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent NASHVILLE — Lamar Jackson hit all the right notes Louisville’s 27-21 victory over Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl Wednesday night, earned MVP honors and got all the headlines — and rightfully so because the freshman quarterback put on a dazzling display in Nissan Stadium. More, much more, about Jackson later. But let’s pause for a minute and...