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The Cardinal Countdown: 31 Days Until Kickoff

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#31 Darius Skinner

Class: RS Senior

Ht/Wt: 5-7/190

Position: Running back

Hometown: Winchester, KY

Twitter: @so_nyce_with_it

Thoughts: If you’re not familiar with Darius then we should revoke your UofL fan club membership, after all, he is 3rd in rushing yards for returning running backs. (Behind Racliff and Scott) All 27 glorious yards for Skinner last year came against Murray State and I thought he ran hard even though the game had long since been decided. Skinner was the #2 back for the WHITE squad in the Spring Game and faced a tough task going against arguably the best front 7 in the ACC, but he still managed a respectable 3.3yds/carry. Skinner is a Senior this year and with the love fest for Radcliff, Scott, Smith, and Jones it will be tough for Darius to get on the field. Look for him to contribute mostly on the practice field as he winds down his career at UofL. Thanks for the hard work Darius.

Sweet Tweet:

See AT&T, when things got rough around Louisville, Lexington, Nashville….you just quit. I don’t like quitters.

Seriously though, massive outages at the same time in major cities? Get to the underground bunker!

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#31 Mitchell Allen

Class: Freshman

Ht/Wt: 5-9/191

Position: Running back

Hometown: Louisville, KY (Product of Ballard High School)

Twitter: N/A

Thoughts: As soon as I figure out this whole “uniform number duplication” rule I’ll go ahead and tackle wormholes and string theory. I thought it was pretty straight forward, you can duplicate numbers on the roster as long as the players are on opposite sides of the ball. Well, not only are Mr. Skinner and Mitchell on the same side of the ball but they play the same position and are damn near the exact same size. Without a name on the back of the jersey you think Paul Rogers can identify which is which from 50 yards out? Somebody help me out here.

Mitchell is a walk-on from Ballard who played well as the starting running back for the Bruins last season. Mitchell is undersized and similar to Skinner above he will probably get most of his reps this year on the practice team. I know he’s a Louisville kid but welcome Mitchell, officially, to the Cardinal family.

Sweet Tweet: No twitter for Mitchell that I could find so why not take this opportunity to recognize another Ballard alum who, for me, will unquestionably go down as one of the Top 5 receivers to ever step on the field for Louisville. It still makes me sick to my stomach to think about what might have been if he was healthy the first six games, but I digress. Ladies and gentleman, the first round draft pick and the newest member of the Miami Dolphins, Devante Parker

(.....One month until Cardinal football)