Spring football practices are right around the corner, and Bobby Petrino is chomping at the bit to get that work in. The first week in March has been early spring testing week for the Louisville football Cardinals. The team has been tracking things like their 40-times, broad jumps, and weight lifting max outs. Some of our favorite Cardinals have been showing off their raw abilities, and fans have taken notice. Yesterday the team maxed out squats and earlier we posted a video showcasing Griffin Uhl’s authoritative squat max out. Coach Petrino released a list of the top five squat max outs on UofL’s football team.
1.) Griffin Uhl, FB – 655 pounds
2.) John Miller, OL – 615 pounds
3.) Sheldon Rankins, DE – 600 pounds
4.) Brandon Radcliff, RB – 585 pounds
5.) Jamon Brown, – 565 – pounds
You could put the Yum center on Griffin Uhl’s back, and he would lift it. Uhl and fellow running back Brandon Radcliffe will be a powerful bruising running combination for years to come. Offensive lineman John Miller may be this year’s strongest man across the offensive line. Miller may be this year’s O-line inside anchor and the primary hole exploder for Louisville loaded backfield. Offensive Tackle Jamon brown was not to be outdone. His 565 shows that he is up for the task of keep quarterback Will Gardener clean.
Louisville’s football team really has been geeking it in the weight room with Coach Petrino and the new staff. The depth chart is completely up in the air when a new coaching staff takes the reins, and everyone is looking to impress. Early evidence has yielded a competitive spirit on the football team as guys get a fresh chance to make a first impression. Louisville’s gross speed was revealed earlier this week, and the Cardinal strength is now becoming more evident. Coach Petrino and his staff must be having a field day figuring out how to make all of these components fit together.