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For Louisville, This is Just the Beginning

First, I'd like to start off by saying that I am a sophomore in high school and I work for the newspaper staff (Centurion Voice). We had a theme for the paper of beginnings and ends. In a school that is about 60/40 UK, I decided to write an article about one of my favorite things...Louisville football. It got cut. Here is the article, I'd like to hear your thoughts on what is wrong with it and how it can be improved.

Needless to say, it has been a roller coaster ride for the University of Louisville football team this 2012-2013 season. In fact, this football program’s history has been one giant ride. From playing their games in an old minor league ballpark and averaging an embarrassing attendance of 10,531 per game, to thrashing a top-15 Miami team in 2006, back to going to a four-win season under coach Kragthorpe, this school has seen it all (minus a national championship.) The future has been looking brighter for Louisville fans as Card Chronicle’s “Man of the Year,” Charlie Strong,has been changing the culture of this football team. Along with that, he took the team from a four-win season to a six-win season, to a seven-win season, and now a potential eleven-win season. This is something the University has not seen since the 2006-2007 season.

After UofL pulled off an unbelievable win over Rutgers with an injured quarterback, Louisville fans everywhere saw their program right back to where they wanted it to be with an invitation to the Allstate Sugar Bowl and a chance to play the Florida Gators. It seemed as if everything was perfect for the Cards. Then Tennessee came along. After their firing of Derek Dooley, the Volunteers were looking for a head coach to help guide them back to relevancy in the mighty SEC conference. When Tennessee received a “No.” from three different coaches, they turned their focus to Louisville’s own, Charlie Strong. Dealing with coaching rumors ever since Strong has been here, this is something the fan base did not want to hear. The anxiety increased for Louisville fans on the afternoon of December 5. With Charlie Strong responding to if he was leaving or not with, “I will answer that question when the time is right.” everything this team has been through the last couple years seemed as if they would disappear, leaving this program right back where it started under Steve Kragthorpe.

On a Wednesday night around 6 o’clock, Louisville fans heard what they all wanted to hear,Charlie is staying. With the theme of this team being “Get on the Train” Louisville head football coach, Charlie Strong is certainly getting this train moving, fulfilling the statement made my former head coach Howard Scnellenberger that the program, “is on a collision course with the national championship. The only variable is time.”

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