Category Archives: College Pigskin

The Day is Here

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER The long, sad off-season is over, and Louisville’s football program will have its debut in the ACC where it left off last season, with a game against the Miami Hurricanes. The Cards spanked the Canes 36-9 in the Russell Athletic Bowl, but both teams are very, very different from the ones we […]

Will Gardner Wins Starting QB Position

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER In exactly one week, University of Louisville football will kickoff against Miami. It will be a series of new beginnings for the Cardinals. Not only will it be their debut performance in the ACC, but it’s also head coach Bobby Petrino’s chance to prove that he deserves to be Charlie Strong’s replacement […]

Stop messing with us, Texas

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER There have been countless references to George Strait’s song “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” when it comes to U of L sports lately, and rightfully so. Teddy Bridgewater is likely to get drafted by the Houston Texans in the 2014 NFL Draft. Former basketball player Chane Behanan is now at a […]

Monday Morning QB: Mighty Have Fallen, Long Live The Mighty

Brent Musburger was frothing at the mouth with perspective, after a late play in Okie Stat’s dismemberment of the previously undefeated Baylor Bears. “That’s the whole game in microcosm right there,” he observed. (That’s a paraphrase.) The utterance came after a major gaffe that deep sixed any hopes the visitors would leave Stillwater with a […]

Louisville Card File: Memphis State

Okay, it’s Senior Day, a cold one, but you figure this Cardinal team would want to play well for the departing squad members and hearty fans who have braved the frigidity. Playing to the norm this season — best classified as underwhelming but pretty good — the Cards enter the 4th Q with a 3 […]

Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week Lucky XIII

Much of the pigskin planet was blindsided when the Trojans slayed the Cardinal of Stanford last weekend. But not those who hang around here, where it was printed in advance that Stanford was goin’ down to Ed Orgeron’s resurgent Men o’ Troy. Of course, I did overestimate the Phoenix-like characteristics of Texas — Bright Orange […]

Louisville Card File: Houston (Boffo Music Video Included)

What strikes me most about U of L’s steady as she goes 20-13 victory over Houston is how practical it was. On the season, Louisville’s ratio of rushing attempts to passing attempts has been just about even. 343 ground assaults vs. 321 air attacks. Last night, when it became obvious that the Cougars defensive schemes […]

Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week XII

I was hoping I might claim foul. Or, in this case more accurately, fowl. I was going to take my case to the enforcement authorities of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. I had good cause. Or, so my theory went. Duck season in these parts starts about now. Which, if also the case […]

Monday Afternoon QB: Cream Rising To Top

I’m thinking about Harvey Updike. He’s the man-of-a-hundred-Bama-ballcaps Crimson Tide Überfan, whose enmity toward all things Auburn directed him toward the trees of Toomer’s Corner one dark night, with a supply of poison. For which addled transgression, a felonious act of flora homicide, Mr. Updyke spent some time in the hoosegow. Then, it is said, […]

Louisville Card File: UConn

If you are wondering why the delay in commenting on U of L’s dis-spirited 31-10 W over winless UConn Friday night, there’s a reason. No perspective would be legit until the results were in on last night’s Houston/ Central Florida game. Say what you will about what the Cards do on the field now, all […]