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Louisville CardFile: Clemson

CardHelmetThere are two legitimate perspectives from which to consider U of L’s yard short 42-36 loss to Clemson in Death Valley.

There is the Now.

Given what a truly great team Clemson is, along with Florida State’s home loss to North Carolina, it appears inevitable that the Tigers will win the division, play in the ACC’s title game and thus hold the inside track to be the conference’s best bet for the Final Four.

So, for the Now, this season’s Cardinal aspirations though still lofty have become more difficult to attain. But, it is important to note, not impossible.

Then there is the Hereafter.

The surest sign that University of Louisville has arrived as one of the nation’s elite was apparent on the field, but confirmed after the final gun. The fans, jubilant over the monumental victory, turned the turf into a swarm of orange. Dabo Swinney’s squad was national runner up last year, but he and his supporters couldn’t have more excited or relieved over their team’s survival. They realized they had done combat with their equal, that beating U of L was BIG. Continue reading Louisville CardFile: Clemson

Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Preseason Predictions

foot1Okay, where were we?

Oh yeah, when we last looked in on college pigskin, the WKU Hilltoppers coughed up a 72 point or so lead in the Bahamas Bowl, gave up what coulda woulda shoulda been a tying TD on the last play with :01 on the clock at snap, then survived when Central Michigan coach Dan Enos went for two and failed.

It was Enos last game on the Chippewa sideline, though it’s hard to say if the two are connected.

More important it was Lou Holtz’s last game in the booth. Sayonara, Lou, don’t let the door bang you in the ass on the way out.

Pope Urban’s Buckeyes battered Bucky Badger in the Big Ten title game, then, as the four seed, blitzkrieged its way to the first Football Final Four title. (What a shame former Wisconsin mentor Bret Bielema had already left Madison, otherwise the previous sentence would have been even more alliterative.)

Speaking of Bs, there was the bust of the Big B in the Big 12 (Which, with only ten universities, remains as arithmetically dysfunctional as the 14-member Big Ten.). That would be Baylor, who bested Top Ten K State in the regular season closer, then, when out to prove it was jilted by the Final Four selection oligarchy, frittered away a 20 point fourth quarter advantage to Sparty, losing the Cotton Bowl. Continue reading Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Preseason Predictions