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The Cardinal Countdown: 27 Days Until Kickoff

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#27 Collin Miller

Class: Freshman

Ht/Wt: 5-11/180

Position: Wide Receiver

Hometown: Casey, KY

Twitter: @colken32

Thoughts: Collin is a walk-on for the Cards out of Casey County where he was a do-all kid for the football team, and dabbled in some round ball as well. Listed as a wideout Collin played receiver mostly, but was a kick/punt returner, ran the ball, played some defense, and even threw a few passes last season for the Casey County Rebels. While he certainly has some shiftiness about him, it appears his major asset in high school was his speed, as he simply out ran a lot of coverage’s to get open. That’s always a good trait to have for a guy on the scout team as speed is always difficult to replicate. Good luck to Collin in his career at UofL.

Sweet Tweet:

Gonna be racking up a lot more “W’s” in that Cardinal red Collin. Get used to it.

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#27 Anthony Johnson

Class: Freshman

Ht/Wt: 6-1/179

Position: Defensive Back

Hometown: Cocunut Creek, FL

Twitter: @aj_ballout

Thoughts: Anthony hasn’t even been on campus two months and is already making headlines. Sure, his play has been just fine, and he very well may fight for some PT in his first season, but the real news is the nickname Anthony came up with for the Card’s secondary. Tax Boys. As Jaire Alexander explained…”we’re like the IRS, we’re coming for that money”. I can dig it.

When Anthony isn’t coming up with nicknames he plays some pretty solid football in his spare time. Coach Ward spoke about Johnson a few days ago and said he is happy with how is progressing but obviously has some things to learn as a true freshman… playing in the best conference in football (my words, not his). Johnson has some speed but what I liked was his “ball hawk-ability”. He has a nose for finding the ball, which is difficult to teach, and because Coach Ward pointed out that they aren’t real deep at safety we could potentially see Johnson slide back into that spot as the years wears on, depending upon how some of the other young players develop.

I spoke a briefly a couple weeks ago about the importance of the turnover margin. As much as we need the offense to hold onto the ball, it would certainly help to have the defense grab a few more turnovers this season as well. I think Johnson, if not this season than the next few for sure, can help be a big part of that. Two things in life are for sure. Death….and the tax boys getting that money.

Sweet Tweet:

Learning early I see.