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It was the type of step up when necessary performance at crunch time you expect from the best player in the game.
While that Lamar Jackson reference certainly applies to his sealing the deal ways last night at Lucas Oil against feisty Purdue, it is meant to reassert that the U of L QB deserved his Heisman last season, that he remains the best player in the game meaning in the whole game of college football, and it shall be so until some other guy out there proves himself more scintillating, talented and athletic.
In a back and forth affair which was far too competitive than necessary due to Louisville’s generally dispirited and lackluster execution (for the fourth game in a row), LJ grabbed the affair by the short and curlies late and derailed the Boilermakers.
U of L fell behind yet again with 10:48 to play, 25-28, as student Jeff Brohm appeared he had mastered all the lessons learned from teacher Bobby Petrino, and taken over the lectern to teach tutor what an offense of the day looks like in 2017.
Then Jackson led a crisp, 6 play, 75 yard, 1;47 scoring drive to take the lead for good, displaying the kind of offensive efficiency and panache that was MIA most of the evening. Two completions to breakout wideout Dez Fitzpatrick in his first game, totaled 59 yards. The first was on a critical 3d & 6, the second went for 20 and the tally, after a nifty 12 yard LJ scamper. Continue reading Louisville CardFile: Purdue
I know, it’s not Monday anymore. But, you know, Monday Morning Quarterback is a term not meant to be taken literally. It’s part of pigskin vernacular. Deal with it.
Besides yesterday was a holiday. Seedy K don’t labor on Labor Day.
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There are lots of rabid fan bases in college pigskin. And, as willing as I seem to be to hurl my opinions into the void, I daresay you shall hear no designation at this venue as to which school’s fans are the most loyal.
That said, once again an acolyte of the Crimson Tide has displayed a willingness to crank the loyalty meter to 11.
Mary Farr has been there from the get go. Literally.
Her middle name, her given middle name, the one on her birth certificate it is reported, is Bama. So, it was unlikely that she would ever scream “War Damn Eagle,” even during those sub teen years when everyone pretty much rebels against their parents’ ways. Continue reading MMQB: Week I Done, A Few Lessons Learned
Watching Purdue’s solid 67-63 W over rival Indiana last night in Assembly Hall, to surprisingly sweep the season series, I saw the future of Louisville basketball.
And, no, I don’t expect to be the next Cards coach, as John Landau became The Boss’s manager, after writing an article, declaring “he’d seen the future of rock and roll and its name is Bruce Springsteen.”
Watching the Boilermakers’ backup pivot, 7’+ Isaac Haas, lay 12 points on the Hoosiers, while grabbing 9 boards in just a dozen minutes of action, all points generated within a step of the hoop, here’s what I envision next season and beyond in the Yum!. Quinton Snider from the point, or Anas Mahmoud or Chinanu Onuaku at the high post, feeding Matz Stockman for easy buckets from the semi circle.
Rick Pitino is not only not afraid to run his offense through a big, posting low, I believe he’s inclined to prefer it. When the Cards had Wildcat transfer Marvin Stone, they did it all the time, including, to winning effect, about the first dozen offensive possessions in the one game Stone played in red and black against the Big Blue.
Anyhow, Purdue’s plan worked to victory against shorter IU.
As it will for the Cards in the future.
Remember where you heard it first. Continue reading Hoopaholic’s Gazette: Louisville’s Future, Pitino at his Worst, TV Madness & More