Author Archives: Nick Coffey

Louisville Commit Dahu Green Lands No. 1 Play On Sports Center With Crazy TD Catch

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Future Cardinal wide receiver Dahu Green has landed himself on Sports Center’s Top Plays prior to ever even suiting up in a Louisville uniform. Green made an insane one handed catch this past Friday in Westmoore High School’s 34-28 win over Normal High School. It was named the top player on Sports Center on Tuesday morning.

Green committed to Louisville in June, choosing the Cardinals over Cincinnati, Illinois, Tulsa, Virginia, and Washington State. He also had scholarship offers from Kentucky, San Diego State,Wake Forest, Southern Miss, Arkansas State and Indiana. The 6-foot-3, three star prospect is considered to be one of the top 60 wide receivers in the country.

Cardinal Connect TV – Episode 7: Bonnafon or Gardner? New Uni’s, Teddy Takes Over & Dozier Visit

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We recorded episode number seven of Cardinal Connect TV on Monday evening. In this week’s show, myself, JD Coffey and Shane Burris discussed the Louisville football team’s offensive concerns, which quarterback gives the Cards the best chance to win, the buzz over the new football and basketball uniforms, Perry Dozier’s visit, along with Teddy Bridgewater’s big debut.

Cardinal Connect TV – Episode 7 from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo.

Will Gardner Throws During Monday’s Practice; Status Unknown For Friday

Photo: Petey Cautilli

Photo: Petey Cautilli

In each of the past two weeks we’ve pretty much known who will be taking the majority of the snaps for the Louisville Cardinal football program.

With Reggie Bonnafon unavailable for the FIU game, Will Gardner didn’t have to worry about being pulled and with Gardner held out of action against Wake Forest due to an injury, the reigns were handed to Bonnafon.

For the first time in a few weeks, Bobby Petrino may have an important decision to make at the quarterback position when the Cardinals take on the Syracuse Orange Friday evening at the Carrier Dome.

Reggie Bonnafon showed a lot of upside during Saturday’s win over Wake Forest, but the true freshman had his fair share of mistakes. Gardner didn’t participate in a full contact practice on Monday, but Petrino did say that he returned to the practice field for the first time since the knee injury against FIU.

“He was out there today, he did some individual work,” Petrino said following Monday’s practice. “We have to see how the knee responds to that and what happens tonight, then he has an appointment tomorrow morning with the doctor. So we’ll see where it goes from there. I’m unsure right now what his status will be. He was out there tonight, throwing the ball around.”

Louisville vs. Wake Forest: Jake Smith & Keith Kelsey Post Game Interviews

Jake Smith – Wake Forest Post Game from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo.

Keith Kelsey – Post Game Wake Forest from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo.

Photo Gallery: Louisville 20 – Wake Forest 10

With the first two home games being in the evening, Louisville Cardinals fans got their first taste of sunshine and pigskin on Saturday afternoon as Louisville outlasted Wake Forest.

Cardinal Connect staff photographers JD Coffey and Petey Cautilli were both on hand and got some great shots of the action. Enjoy!

Cardinal Connect TV: Louisville 20 – Wake Forest 10 Post Game Show

Photo: JD Coffey

Photo: Petey Cautilli

Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals moved to 4-1 on the season with a win over Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon. While the defense continues to dominate, the offense continues to disappoint. Here is the post game show from Saturday’s win.

Louisville 20 – Wake Forest 10: Post Game Show from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo.

Minnesota Vikings Fans Erupt As Teddy Bridgewater Scores His First Touchdown

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Photo: Minnesota Vikings

Former Louisville start quarterback Teddy Bridgewater got his first career NFL start earlier this afternoon for the Minnesota Vikings. The game isn’t over just yet, but Bridgewater is definitely taking advantage of the opportunity.

He hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass yet, but throughout the first half Bridgewater completed 13-of-18 passes for 225 yards. He’s rushed for 26 yards and had his first career touchdown on the ground. Needless to say, Vikings fans are loving what they see from their new quarterback.

Momma Rse is in the house and she’s as excited as anyone about Teddy’s first TD.

Video: Brandon Radcliff Discusses His Breakout Performance

Radcliff post game

Brandon Radcliff was without question the top performer for the offensive unit in Saturday’s win over Wake Forest. Radcliff finished with 129-yards rushing and 30-yards receiving and scored Louisville’s only two touchdowns of the game. We caught up with him following the win as he recapped his breakout performance.

Brandon Radcliff discusses his breakout performance against Wake Forest from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo.