Louisville Won’t Overlook Kentucky:
Despite being a two touchdown favorite against their in-state rival, this Louisville team is very focused and mentally prepared for Sunday’s game. These guys haven’t always faired to well when they enter a game as a clear-cut favorite. We saw that last year against Florida International and Marshall. One of the many great things Charlie Strong has done as the Louisville coach is embracing this rivalry. I think Coach Strong is confident that his team will take care of business, but he’s not taking Kentucky lightly even though the Cards are a double digit favorite. This Louisville team hates Kentucky as much as you and I do and they want very badly to embarrass them.
Even In The Rain, Louisville Is Clearly A Better Team:
Kentucky will obviously have a better chance of winning the game if it’s raining, but that’s only because Louisville should have a tougher time putting a lot of points on the board. The game will be closer if the weather is nasty, but either way Louisville is still the better team. Special teams would favor Kentucky in the rain, but Louisville is still a superior team up front on both sides of the ball as well as the running game. All three factors would be crucial in a rainy game.
Bass Guitar Effect:
While Charlie Strong and his staff were preparing their troops for battle this summer, Kentucky coach Joker Phillips was playing bass in a country music video.
This will obviously be a big factor on Sunday.
Kentucky Won’t Score Enough Points:
Louisville’s offense was pretty inconsistent last season. Kentucky’s offense was one of the worst in the country. With almost zero proven playmakers returning, there is a good chance their offense will be just as bad if not worse. There is always a chance that some of the guys have gotten better, but just because you’re a year older doesn’t mean you’re any more talented. Louisville’s secondary may give Kentucky more trouble than some are predicting. Kentucky is weak at wide receiver outside of La’Rod King who is slightly above average at best. The Cardinals secondary is going to make it very tough for Kentucky to move the ball through the air. Louisville’s run defense has been one of the best in the country in recent years. With just one player from the defensive line graduating last year, there is no reason to think that will change this season.
Let’s be honest with ourselves. There is no way Charlie Strong would lose to these guys.
I’m really confused and disturbed by this photo.