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The Louisville football media guide cover features Justify, and it’s incredible

Heisman Trophy winner out, Triple Crown winner in.

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U of L has released the online edition of its 2018 football media guide, and the cover has instantly created quite a buzz.

Hey, when you lose Lamar Jackson, you’ve gotta find a way to keep the star power around the program up.

There’s so much to love here, but let’s break down the best parts:

1. The mere fact that Justify is made to look like a member of the Louisville football team is glorious. He even gets his own identification text just in case you thought he was either an ordinary horse just tossed on the cover for no reason or a fourth Cardinal wide receiver.

2. I love that the background is a barn and not a football field. Just in case you didn’t notice that one of the four major cover subjects is a horse and not a human being, the barn really drives the point home.

3. The smiling faces of Jaylen Smith and Dez Fitzpatrick’s juxtaposed with Justify’s no-nonsense demeanor is brilliant. This horse isn’t here to take pictures, his mind is already 100% on Sept. 1. Justify wants ‘Bama.

The rest of the country seems to have fallen in love with U of L’s work here.

You can check out the full online edition of the 2018 media guide here.