During his weekly coaches radio show on Thursday, Bobby Petrino reiterated that he has “all the confidence in the world” in sophomore quarterback Jawon “Puma” Pass, and that Pass will get the start on Saturday against Western Kentucky.
Pass struggled last weekend against Indiana State, completing 8 of 14 passes with one interception, and failing to lead Louisville to an offensive touchdown. He was lifted in the third quarter and replaced by redshirt freshman Malik Cunningham, who promptly sparked the Cardinal offense and led U of L to a 31-7 victory.
Petrino said on Monday that Pass was dealing with a turf toe injury, and ultimately that was why the move was made to take him out of the game. According to Petrino, Pass has been practicing all week and has been 100 percent cleared by the U of L training staff to play in Saturday’s game.
I think this is the smart move, and the move that most of us were expecting to be made. If Pass lights up Western Kentucky Saturday night, you’ve got the offense you want heading into conference play. If we get a repeat of the Indiana State game, well, then next week is going to be a little nasty on the Louisville webisphere and radio waves.