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Bilal Powell returns to practice

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Bilal Powell, the Big East's leading rusher, returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a knee injury against Pittsburgh on Oct. 30. Louisville head coach Charlie Strong said Powell's status for Saturday's home game against South Florida is still uncertain.

Starting center Mario Benavides was also back in action on Wednesday. Benavides left late in the fourth quarter of last Saturday's win at Syracuse with a leg injury. The smart money is on him suiting up against the Bulls.

Conversely, all signs are pointing to Adam Froman taking in the action from the sidelines for a second straight week, as the senior quarterback is still on crutches and not practicing. If he were practicing on crutches, well, it would be impressive, but I still think it'd be best for him to sit this one out.

Despite the fact that Justin Burke led the Cardinals to perhaps their biggest victory of the season five days ago, offensive coordinator Mike Sanford has been hesitant to anoint the senior as QB1 on Saturday if Froman can't go. Still, it'd be shocking to see anyone other than Burke receive the majority of snaps.

And finally, major congrats to Bilal Powell on getting engaged this week.

If you need me I'll be in my room...NOT writing in my journal about how the good ones always get scooped up early...sigh.