Cardinal Football

Video: Bobby Petrino Previews Belk Bowl Match-Up With Georgia

Bobby Petrino met with the media earlier this week to preview Louisville’s match-up with the Georgia in the Belk Bowl. Below is Petrino’s opening statement along with the full press conference video.

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Louisville Linebacker James Burgess Will Return For Senior Season

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On Thursday morning ESPN ACC blogger Andrea Adelson reported that Louisville junior linebacker James Burgess would return to school for his senior season next year. I wouldn’t consider this surprising news, however it is certainly good news.

Burgess had a limited role in his true freshman season, but he got the starting nod during the 2012 season opener for the injured Keith Brown. Since that game against Ohio on Sept. 1, 2013, Burgess has arguably been the top linebacker for the Louisville defense.

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Louisville Football Now Has Seven Signees From The 2015 Class

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Bobby Petrino and the his staff’s recruiting efforts paid off in a big way on Wednesday afternoon. Louisville has now officially added seven signees for their 2015 recruiting class.

Dec. 17 was the first day that junior college recruits were able to make it official and sign national letters of intent. Five junior college recruits and two high school recruits have signed and are expected to enroll at Louisville for the second semester.

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Louisville Offensive Lineman Ryan Mack Is Transferring

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With the NCAA not requiring players to sit out a year after transferring as long as they’ve graduated, the college athletics transfer rate is at an all time high.

We’ve learned that Louisville is one of the latest programs to have a player to transfer.

Junior right tackle Ryan Mack will transfer from Louisville when the 2014 winter semester is completed.

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Weekend That Was: Angry Trez Edition

Are you awake yet? Its Monday so its time for the only weekend recap to Cardinal sportage  you need: the Weekend That Was.

Before we get started let’s see what Montrezl Harrell has to say about last night’s abysmal Louisville performance.

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Report: Gerod Holliman Will Enter The 2015 NFL Draft

Photo: Pete Cautilli

Photo: Pete Cautilli

It appears that Louisville safety Gerod Holliman will be playing his last collegiate football game on Dec. 30 when the Cardinals take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Belk Bowl. Despite having two years of college eligibility remaining, Holliman has decided to enter his name in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Decisions to turn pro don’t usually become public until the bowl games are finished, but Holliman broke the news to Bleacher Report draft analyst Matt Miller on Sunday afternoon.

After seeing limited action early on in his career, Holliman was arguably the biggest breakout season of any player in the country during the 2014 regular season.

The Miami had an unforgettable season in Todd Grantham’s defense. In 12 regular season games, Holliman recorded 14 interceptions which tied former Washington defensive back Al Worley’s NCAA record set back in 1968.

Holliman was named a Walter Camp First Team All American and was the first UofL player to earn first team Walter Camp honors since defensive end Elvis Dumervil was a first-team selection in 2005. Holliman was also honored as the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award winner, which is given annually to the nation’s top defensive back.

Various different NFL draft websites have Holliman projected to go late in the first round or somewhere in the second round.