—Spread check: Clemson by 24.
—Louisville is up to No. 57 in this week’s S&P Ratings. There are seven different ACC teams ranked between No. 48 and No. 58.
—Eric Crawford serves up some first impressions of the 2019-20 Louisville basketball team after Saturday’s Red-White Scrimmage.
—Halfway through its 2019 season, Louisville has one of the best offenses in all of college football.
College Offenses rank by Yards Per Play— Phil Steele (@philsteele042) October 14, 2019
1 Oklahoma 9.56
2 Alabama 8.07
3 LSU 8.01
4 Wash St 7.81
5 Ohio St 7.31
6 Georgia 7.25
7 Utah & Louisiana 7.15
9 UCF & Memphis 7.01
11 Baylor 6.98
12 Louisville 6.95
13 Tulane & SMIss 6.93
15 Arizona 6.91
16 Clemson 6.87
17 Notre Dame 6.86
Just like we all predicted.
—The 16th-ranked U of L women’s soccer team moved to 11-1-1 on the season after playing Notre Dame to a scoreless draw Sunday afternoon in South Bend.
—CBS’ updated mock NFL Draft has Mekhi Becton going in the first round.
—CCBM could not be more back, folks.
—Lamar Jackson, who on Sunday became the first NFL player ever to throw for over 200 yards and rush for over 150 yards in a regular season game, doesn’t care how you want him to play quarterback.
—Danielle Lerner has three key takeaways (Athletic link) from the Red-White Scrimmage.
Who looks like the best option at point guard?
Although his White squad lost, Perry got the best of Kimble. Perry finished with 9 points, 5 assists, 1 turnover and 2 rebounds on 4-of-7 shooting. Kimble went 0-of-5 from the field and tallied 3 assists, 2 turnovers and 1 rebound.
Perry and Kimble are expected to earn most of the minutes at lead guard, with McMahon an option if needed and Johnson available once he’s healthy. As Perry and Kimble went at each other, the differences in their playing styles were stark.
Perry has about two inches and 10 pounds on Kimble, and the junior’s size and strength factor into his bulldozer approach to offense. He can turn on the jets quickly and finished some difficult shots at the rim, making him the more explosive scorer of the two.
Kimble, on the other hand, is more nimble while relying on footwork and ballhandling. The grad transfer used behind-the-back dribbles and quick lateral movements to evade defenders, but took (and missed) a few unadvisable one-footed floaters in the paint when he probably should have passed the ball.
As Mack put it last week, Kimble “brings an off-speed pitch when Darius brings a fastball.” Assuming Kimble plays better than he did Saturday, Louisville will benefit from having two point guards with varying skill sets to counter various defenses.
—According to this study, Louisville has the second-best drivers in the country.
—Blogger So Dear recaps Wake Forest’s loss to Louisville in haiku form.
—The dream of 60,000 people in CCBMS sitting silently and motionless for three and a half hours during a Cardinal home game lives on.
Doing this for a night game around Halloween was the original dream, but if this happened Saturday afternoon, I guarantee we’d beat Clemson.
—It’s Pizza Bowl time for Louisville baseball.
—If you want to be a part of the 2019-20 Louisville basketball intro video, head to the Dirt Bowl at Shawnee Park tonight.
—Teddy Bridgewater is still mad at Saints teammate Ray-Ray Armstrong over the 2008 Florida 6-A state championship game.
—After blowing out Florida State on Saturday, Clemson has already turned its full attention to Louisville.
—The 25th-ranked Louisville volleyball team had no trouble with Wake Forest on Sunday.
—This is awfully impressive. At least I assume it is. I’m not great with numbers.
So this is a fun exercise. I took Louisville's post week 1 SP+ numbers and compared them to their numbers now. Pretty insane to see the massive change. Expected win total after the Notre Dame game? 3.830. Expected win total now? 6.38. They've added over 2.5 expected wins. pic.twitter.com/y2Ceq727LB— MarriedOnlineMan (@MadOnline247) October 14, 2019
—New U of L hoops beat writer Lucas Aulbach for the CJ takes his best guess at the Cards’ starting lineup.
—For a second straight week, Louisville’s top 10 men’s golf team brought home a tournament title.
—Maintaining his balance after doing an air bump with Mekhi Becton might be Scott Satterfield’s most impressive achievement so far.
—From the Rumble Seat (Georgia Tech) has Louisville at No. 7 in its ACC power rankings.
—Chris Mack continues to reiterate that he and his staff “didn’t miss” on any of the six freshmen who will suit up for the Cards in 2019-20.
—Louisville has the No. 1 (Conley’s keeper) and No. 2 (Hassan’s return) plays in this week’s top seven ACC plays of the week.
—Saturday Blitz has three takeaways from Wake’s loss to Louisville.
—Norton Healthcare has donated $5 million to the new sports and academic complex that’s being built in Louisville’s West End.
—Just like everybody predicted.
Per SP+, Louisville now has a 78% chance of finishing bowl eligible.— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) October 13, 2019
—Louisville City FC ended its five-year run at Slugger Field on Saturday.
—Shakin’ the Southland reviews the first quarter of Clemson’s annihilation of Florida State.
—Ireland is a wonderful place and it doesn’t deserve this.
The #Illini are headed to Ireland to take part in @CFBIreland!— Illinois Athletics (@IlliniAthletics) October 14, 2019
8.28.21 - @IlliniFootball vs. @HuskerFBNation
Get ready for an unforgettable experience in Dublin, Illini Nation!
—Top five JuCo prospect Ahlana Smith (a former top 30 recruit who spent her freshman season at UCLA) has committed to play for Jeff Walz at Louisville.
—Scottie Barnes, a consensus top 10 player in the class of 2020, has committed to play for Leonard Hamilton at Florida State.
—Kyle Kuric (or “Kurich,” apparently) is still lighting it up overseas.
—Clemson will be making a change at kicker this weekend.
—The Winston-Salem Journal has five takeaways from Louisville-Wake Forest.
—World Cup champion Rose Lavelle will be in Louisville this Friday.
—Louisville commit Trevor Reid, the No. 1-rated offensive tackle in junior college, has been as excited as the rest of us watching the Cards so far this season.
—Four-star class of 2021 small forward JaDun Michael has received an offer from Louisville.
—Shoutout to U of L equipment on busting it every weekend, especially when the Cards are on the road.
Posting this morning because last night was CRAZY! So thankful for the students and all they do. Not pictured are 4 managers who were still busy getting the team ready. pic.twitter.com/sGdiHYPYv6— Louisville Equipment (@UofLEquipment) October 13, 2019
—Boston College QB Anthony Brown, who left the game against Louisville two weeks ago with an injury, is out for the rest of the year.
—RIP to Memphis State’s “Smurf Penis Court.”
Sept. 2019 - Oct. 2019
Yep. Looks better. No more jokes. pic.twitter.com/mJVhKzrtTV— L. Jason Smith (@JasonSmith929) October 14, 2019
—Dez Fitzpatrick and TuTu Atwell both make Pro Football Focus’ ACC Team of the Week.
—And finally, R&R is celebrating the Wake Forest win and talking about everything else that went down this weekend from 3-6 this afternoon in 790-KRD. You can stream the show here.