I am on the road as you read this. Probably blasting "Purple Lamborghini." Or listening to Mrs. CC and my sister in law talking about an outfit they saw someone wearing that they didn't like. Definitely one of those two.
If you're making the trip at some point today or tomorrow, please be safe. And then let's rage in the top deck.
50 cameras will be used on Saturday to broadcast Louisville vs Clemson. This is the most ever in an ABC/ESPN regular season telecast— Sanders Sullivan (@SandersSullivan) September 30, 2016
It hasn't happened yet, but the chairman of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee says two teams from the same conference could definitely make the four-team playoff.
Hoops , tunes , and smiles ... A behind-the-scenes look the 2016-17 team photo shoot. pic.twitter.com/UDxm9ebOED— Louisville Athletics (@GoCards) September 29, 2016
Practice starts today for college hoops teams across the country, and I don't think the city of Louisville has ever cared less.
With what Louisville is doing right now, the "our conference is too tough" excuse is no longer valid for Kentucky and Indiana.
NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay breaks down the games of both Lamar Jackson and DeShaun Watson.
Lamar Jackson is building on the foundation set before him by fellow Floridian Teddy Bridgewater.
Does Jackson come to Louisville without Bridgewater setting the foundation? Maybe. Maybe not. Jackson has said Bridgewater is a reason he ended up looking at the program.
In the offseason, Jackson began studying Bridgewater as a pocket passer to help improve his accuracy. That became a huge point of emphasis; Jackson completed just 55 percent of his passes last season.
They never met while playing youth football, but they have struck up a friendship since Jackson arrived on campus. When Bridgewater visited over the summer, they met and exchanged phone numbers. Their text messages picked up leading into the Florida State game.
"He was like, ‘How is it on campus? You've got to crank it up. Bring Louisville on. Turn the whole crowd up,'" Jackson recalled.
Bridgewater would know. He did that better than any other player ... until Jackson came along.
Louisville is currently the No. 14 market in the country for college football, seven spots higher than it finished a year ago.
Bud Elliott likes Clemson to cover and win against Louisville.
Next up for the ninth-ranked U of L men's soccer team is a road game against Boston College Friday night. Here's your preview.
Terry Rozier is ready to compete for serious minutes in the Boston Celtics rotation this season.
All the information you need on Clemson's clear bag policy, if you're going to the game.
Almost game day. Louisville vs Clemson I can't wait!!! Who you got? I'm red all day! pic.twitter.com/TH2k5XMwgH— Kerry Rhodes (@Kerry25Rhodes) September 29, 2016
A look at all the odds surrounding Saturday's game.
Athlon likes Clemson in a squeaker.
This is the best game of Week 5 and should have major implications on the ACC title picture and early playoff outlook. Louisville has been one of the most impressive teams through the first four weeks of the season. The dynamic ability of quarterback Lamar Jackson is tough to prepare for in one week, and the Cardinals are more than just a talented signal-caller. With an active front seven and talented secondary on the back end, Louisville's defense is going to give Clemson its share of trouble. Everything about this matchup suggests the Cardinals should win and move to 5-0. However, the Tigers are at home and seem to be putting the pieces together after an impressive win at Georgia Tech last Saturday. This one is tough to call. The home environment of Death Valley swings this one to Clemson.
Prediction: Clemson 31, Louisville 30
Will the Heisman Trophy winner be decided on Saturday? No, but it's a big deal to two of the top candidates.
Houston's playoff hopes might depend entirely on Louisville.
Louisville-Clemson highlights three top 10 matchups set for this weekend, staring with No. 7 Stanford at No. 10 Washington tonight.
Sports Illustrated says that one team will walk out of Memorial Stadium Saturday night as the ACC's top national title contender.
Clemson LB Ben Boulware has seen the Louisville offense, and he is not afraid.
While many in the nation are wondering how many points quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Louisville Cardinals (who enter Saturday's game as the No. 1 offense in the nation) will score, Boulware and the Clemson defense are not afraid.
"We respect his game, we know what he brings to the table and he's a great athlete," Boulware said. "We respect him, but we don't fear anybody. We know how much of a playmaker and how he is an elite talent, but we are up to the task."
The reason for Boulware's confidence lies in his teammates and in the preparation that has gone into this week's marquee match-up.
Boulware began studying film on Louisville as the Tigers were on the bus traveling back from Atlanta after last Thursday night's victory over Georgia Tech, and it didn't stop there for the senior linebacker.
"I watched the (Louisville vs.) Florida State game on the way home from Atlanta, the Marshall game Sunday and the other two games on Saturday," Boulware said. "I also watched our game against them from last year."
Clemson's Dexter Lawrence is likely the Tigers' most important player when it comes to slowing down Lamar Jackson.
Like every other national network, CBS is rolling with Clemson.
Deshaun Watson's stats may not be on the same level as Jackson's, but the quarterback has managed the Tigers offense well this year. Watson has thrown for nine touchdown passes so far. Watson has not run the ball as much as he did a season ago, so far he has not scored a rushing touchdown.
The Tigers have the third ranked defense in the country entering the game. They will need to come up big Saturday night. Clemson will need to focus on Jackson and make sure to keep him inside the pocket, that way he won't be able to get free easy yards if he escapes. The Tigers have also been holding their opponents to low point totals. Right now Clemson only allows 11.1 points per game. Louisville averages 63.5, so it should be a classic matchup of a high-powered offense versus a lockdown defense.
So how will this game go? The old saying goes "defense wins championships." Clemson has a ferocious defense. Don't' let Louisville's win over Florida St. fool you the Noles defense is overrated. Clemson's defense is not. The defense will be the reason why the Tigers win. Jackson will make some plays, but in the end the Tigers will take this one. Clemson has won 18 in a row at home. They will extend that streak to 19 by the end of the night Saturday. Take the Tigers in this one.
Final: Clemson 34, Louisville 27
A Clemson website asked a bunch of Clemson recruits to pick the Clemson-Louisville game, and in a stunning twist, they all picked Clemson.