Had you not been paying attention to the Louisville football program headed into the season, it may surprise you to hear that they oozed with confidence.
“I believe we’re gonna go beat ’em. And we will go beat ’em,” Louisville coach Bobby Petrino on Alabama.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) August 17, 2018
“So if we can dominate up front, then we’re not worried about the defensive front at all. I definitely think we’re capable of going out, starting off fast and dominating their D-line”
– Louisville senior OL Lukayus McNeil
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) August 29, 2018
Dez Fitzpatrick: “Every WR in our receiver corps can honestly beat every one of [Alabama's] DBs 1-on-1 in coverage. .. I feel like straight talent-wise, I feel like we have the upper edge against their secondary, 1,000 percent.”
UL +25.5 vs. Bama on 9/1.https://t.co/IjBiopUs5f
— Thor Nystrom (@thorku) August 13, 2018
Six weeks later the Cards have a 2-4 record and are statistically one of the worst power five teams in college football.
Maintaining confidence is key at this point and fortunately, despite the lack of success, this team is still taking shots at their opponents in post-practice interviews.
“A lot of slow people,” freshman receiver TuTu Atwell said when asked what he sees from the Boston College defense.
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To be fair, a lot of players are slow compared to Atwell. With that said, I’m not exactly sure this team is in a position to be insulting their opponent…
At least they’re not losing confidence…
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