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Three Spring Practices Will Be Open To The Public

Sweet little nugget tucked in at the end of this release about the Cards going through mat drills for a second time on Thursday.

Heading the field to stretch at 5:45 a.m., the Cardinals hit the turf for about an hour before most of the team heads to its 8 a.m. classes. Under the direction of head coach Charlie Strong and the rest of the coaching staff, the Cardinals continue to prepare for what hopes be a promising season.

After getting the first session done last Wednesday, the Cardinals were better prepared for what they faced this time. The drills were quicker with less mistakes, which pleased Strong.

"The guys are working hard," said Strong. "They are learning what it's going to take to win another championship, so they are giving good effort. We have a long road ahead of us, but I like the direction we are headed."

Louisville works out Monday-Friday in the weight room and in the practice facility, lifting weights, running and doing other work to prepare them for the start of a new season.

The Cardinals will be back in action next Wednesday at 5:45 a.m. Louisville starts spring practice on March 21. Strong also announced that the first three practices will be open to the public (March 21, March 23, March 24).

If the Cards are still alive and kicking in the NCAA Tournament, then yeah, that week could have potential.

Maybe Charlie will even be wearing a Santa hat. No, no, it's too much, it's too much.