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Wednesday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

The season rolls on thanks to Lynn Coryell.

I_medium Spread check: Louisville by 21.5.

I_medium The Sporting News is the latest outlet to name Lamar Jackson as its Player of the Year.

I_medium Spencer Hall breaks down every damn touchdown that Jackson scored this season.

I_medium Tip-off inside the Yum Center isn't until 7 tonight, but a victory over the Salukis on the hardwood has already taken place.

I_medium Ohio State took an embarrassing home L to Howard Schnellenberger University last night.

I_medium ESPN's Jason Fitz went on a beautiful on-air rant about just how awful Clemson fans are on social media. You can see the video here, or just read the transcript below.

I don't have any team I root for or any team I root against. I just love college football as a whole. I have gone through this season trying to be as unbiased and impartial as humanly possible. If there is any one thing that has come from my first season hosting a college football television show it is you have given me a reason to have a rooting interest. But it's not a rooting interest for it's a rooting interest against. I am here to tell you all that I now actively root against Clemson. Not just now and not just until the end of the year but until you guys turn it around.

When I say "you guys," I don't mean anything on the field. I mean all of you jerks on social media. You sit there, and you watch TV, and you say that you want players to act like they represent the school. You say you want your coaches to act like they represent the school. And then you represent the school like jerks on social media. I'm tired of it.

You guys are now the reason I am anti-Clemson, Clem-zuhn, and everything that comes with it. The next time one of you guys tells me to kill myself over a Krispy Kreme take, ask yourself would you do that if your kid was watching, and would you do that to make the university proud. I don't think the answer is yes to any of that, so until you turn it around, I'm out.

I_medium Former Western Kentucky coach Willie Taggart is the new head coach at Oregon, proving once again that WKU is the new college football cradle of coaches.

I_medium Louisville's big men are getting to the line, and converting there, far more frequently than they did a year ago.

I_medium This is a glorious GIF.

I_medium Lamar Jackson headlines SB Nation's 2016 All-America Team. Also, Louisville-Clemson was voted as the season's second best game, trailing only Ohio State-Michigan.

I_medium NCAA President Mark Emmert says he would prefer an 8-team playoff, bringing the total number of times that I've agreed with Mark Emmert on something to like three.

I_medium Kyle Kuric's annual toy drive is back.

I_medium Probably my favorite tweet of the week.

I_medium Johnny Manziel got caught last night predicting on camera that Lamar Jackson would win the Heisman Trophy, and then telling him not to end up with the Cleveland Browns.

I_medium Once again, I did not make the cut to perform at Forecastle.

One day.

I_medium ESPN examines how Baylor built a top five team without any five-star prospects.

I_medium NFL Draft expert Matt Miller of Bleacher Report currently has Cole Hikutini as his "biggest sleeper" at the tight end position. He has no Cardinals ranked among his top 50 overall prospects.

I_medium Valpo's probably not going to beat Kentucky tonight, but they have Alec Peters and Alec Peters is awesome.


I_medium U of L assistants Tony Grantham, LD Scott and Kolby Smith all got pay bumps in 2016.

I_medium Remember how Pitt thought it was too good for Jamie Dixon? Well now they have Kevin Stallings and Dixon is 8-0 at TCU.

I_medium The U of L marching band has announced that it will be performing in The Disney Parade on Dec. 29 in Orlando.

I_medium This is a good tweet.

I_medium Rivals Belmont and Lipscomb played two games in one week. Belmont won both games with buzzer-beaters.

Can you imagine if that happened with Louisville and Kentucky? I'm pretty sure the losing side would be forced to forfeit the rest of the season.

I_medium Lamar is off.

I_medium Louisville is No. 10 in Gary Parrish's daily rankings for CBS.

I_medium DePaul beat Lamar in basketball last night, which is just another case of the door being left open for Deshaun Watson in my opinion.

I_medium The only undefeated basketball team left in the mighty ACC? Notre Dame, which had little trouble disposing of IU-slayer Fort Wayne last night.

I_medium The current leading scorer in college basketball is an insanely swaggy 5'9 guard from Central Michigan who did this last night:

I_medium 1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead yesterday, and that really sucks.

I_medium Tennessee football under Butch Jones is a complete disaster.

I_medium Chinanu Onuaku is currently shooting 85.7 percent from the free-throw line in his first season as a professional ... just like we all predicted.

I_medium A worthy honor for our guy Eric Wood.

I_medium Today is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and some of these photos from the infamous day are stunning.

I_medium The College Football Playoff is good, but it would be better if it had a different number of teams.

I_medium College athletes just lost another court battle in their fight to get paid, but there was an interesting note in the concurring judge's opinion.

I_medium The Jeffersonville High product has taken several unofficial visits to U of L over the past year.

I_medium We continue to find out more about what led to Kevin Wison's dismissal at Indiana, and it continues to be bad.

I_medium Rick Pitino is pleased by the recent development of Matz Stockman's game.

I_medium This L1C4Lit campaign for Lamar Jackson continues to be cool.

I_medium Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy and Tom Luginbill are your Citrus Bowl commentators.

I_medium Coach K can be difficult to take, but his tribute to Jim Valvano is pretty great.

I_medium's Daniel Jeremiah scouts a handful of future pro quarterbacks, including the one who currently plays for Louisville.

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson

Jackson is the most dynamic player in college football. I've watched almost all of his games on tape this fall, and while there are some mistakes throughout, he does at least one thing in every game that makes me say "wow." He has a long way to go to become a precision passer, but he has a tremendous amount of upside. As a runner, he reminds a lot of people of Mike Vick. He surprised people with his level of success this year, but he'll enter next season as the focus of the college football universe.

I_medium U of L women's basketball will be holding "Spirit Day" when it hosts Western Kentucky on Sunday.

I_medium And finally, any donation you make today to our "Cram the Van" promotion is going to be doubled by ICAP Energy.

R&R will be out at ICAP this afternoon where we have a loaded show that includes Jeff Brohm at 3:30 to talk about his move to Purdue, and Rick Pitino in the final hour to preview tonight's game against Southern Illinois. Listen here.