—Spread check: Wake Forest by 7.
—U of L serves up some primary takeaways from Scott Satterfield’s Monday press conference.
—LJ Nesbitt of The Crunch Zone is back with a post-Boston College Buckethatism.
—Coach K is taking the easy win and coming out in favor of name image and likeness rights for student athletes.
Mike Krzyzewski’s prepared statement that speaks in favor of name, image and likeness rules/laws for college athletes. pic.twitter.com/i8dRHyIjdW— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) October 8, 2019
Krzyzeski also notably said on Tuesday, “I don’t think our coaches association is very strong right now.” A current officer on said coaches association? John Calipari. Sure that’s just a coincidence.
—Former U of L DE commit Latarie Kinsler is still considering the Cards, and witnessed a “totally new culture” during his visit to Louisville last weekend.
—NBC’s Rod Dauster looks at five things that are going to determine who wins the 2019-20 ACC men’s basketball title.
—U of L women’s golf star Lauren Hartlage is tied for the lead after the first day of the Illini Women’s Invitational. As a team, the Cardinals sit in second place through 36 holes with a team score of 570, three shots off the lead.
—Streaking the Lawn’s (Virginia) Caroline Darney is picking Louisville to win the ACC and Jordan Nwora to be the league’s Player of the Year in 2019-20.
—Exactly four weeks from tonight, the Louisville men’s basketball team opens the 2019-20 season at Miami.
College basketball. Four weeks. pic.twitter.com/8judulrC0J— Blake Lovell (@theblakelovell) October 8, 2019
—Sports Illustrated’s bowl projections have Louisville facing Northwestern in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26.
—Pitchfork serves up its list of the best 200 songs of the 2010s. When “We in Da Liberty Bowl” didn’t make the 2000s list, I stopped caring.
—CBS has Teddy Bridgewater at the top of their 10 biggest NFL week five surprises.
1. Teddy Bridgewater ties his career-high in touchdown passes (four)
What a story. Bridgewater has gone from suffering a knee injury so bad that it left his teammates stunned and devastated on the practice field to resurfacing with a new franchise and tying his career-high with four touchdown passes during the New Orleans Saints’ 31-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5. Bridgewater finished with 314 passing yards and four touchdowns. It was the most yards he’s thrown for since 2015, when he was a member of the Minnesota Vikings and the Saints needed every one of them to help defeat a Buccaneers team that put up 24 points against the vaunted New Orleans defense at home.
Bridgewater had an opportunity to sign with the Miami Dolphins this offseason and compete to start, but instead, he made the correct decision to re-sign with a stable franchise that boasts an elite offensive line, one of the best offensive play-callers in the NFL, and a roster that was one blown pass interference call away from the Super Bowl in 2018. It took him a few weeks to get going, but now Bridgewater has a chance to reinvent himself just in time for what should turn out to be a luxurious free agency period for him this offseason.
—Banner Society’s “top whatever” college football rankings are always worth a read.
—Louisville is tied with Florida, LSU and Cal State Fullerton for the most alumni participating in the 2019 MLB Playoffs.
—This is wild.
Watch the fog form over downtown Louisville...— Brian Goode WAVE-TV (@BGoodeWAVE3) October 8, 2019
—Rick Bozich believes Louisville is primed to win a “wide open” ACC hoops race.
—Blogger So Dear (Wake Forest) has Louisville at No. 9 in its weekly ACC football power rankings.
—Jordan Nwora appears to be the MVP of Louisville’s first full week of practice.
—Eric Crawford writes about Louisville stepping into a different type of spotlight at ACC media day in year two under Chris Mack.
—At least one gambling website believes Wake Forest is one of the best bets in college football for the upcoming weekend.
—ACC tournament Tuesday is going to look spectacular this March.
The new looks are absolute pic.twitter.com/63BnEkcTtA— Brant Wilkerson-New (@BrantHeelsMaven) October 8, 2019
—Nick Coffey made the trek down to Charlotte for ACC media day and had a 10-minute conversation with Chris Mack this morning. You can listen to that here.
—Big Red Louie makes six bold predictions about the upcoming Cardinal basketball season.
—This is impressive work by Nick Bosa.
Damn...he had the timing down perfect pic.twitter.com/dUyWArEmPB— Adam Lefkoe (@AdamLefkoe) October 8, 2019
—Richard Sherman also eloquently eviscerated Baker Mayfield after the game for refusing to shake hands with San Francisco players before it.
“That’s some college s—. It’s ridiculous. We’re all trying to get psyched up, but shaking hands with your opponent — that’s NFL etiquette. And when you pull bush league stuff, that’s disrespectful to the game. And believe me, that’s gonna get us fired up.”
Apparently it did, as Sherman picked off Mayfield two minutes into the game. Sherman wasn’t the only one to take a shot at Mayfield on a miserable night, as Nick Bosa clowned his college-era flag-waving celebration.
Sherman said it was particularly offensive for a young player to not participate in the perfunctory ritual.
“Respect the game,” Sherman said. “You can have rivals, but pay your respect in that moment — especially when you’re young. He hasn’t earned anything in this league. How many games has he won? He’s acting like he was the MVP last year. If [Patrick] Mahomes did that, it would be one thing. But he would never do that, because he has too much respect for the game.
“And when you see a guy who doesn’t? You humble him every chance you get. Because eventually, he will have respect for the league — or he’ll be out of it.”
“That’s some college shit” is a wonderful burn.
—The Winston-Salem Journal predicts Louisville to finish 13-7 and fourth in the ACC this season. I’ll be very surprised if this U of L team loses seven conference games this winter.
—Kirshner gets it.
Legitimately smart people thought it was going to take Louisville several years to even be respectable. They've played five games and exceeded baseline competency in all of them— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) October 8, 2019
—Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson talked Louisville during his weekly press conference.
—And finally, R&R is rolling from 3-6 this afternoon on 790-KRD. We’ll have ACC media day sound from Chris Mack, Steven Enoch and Jordan Nwora. You can listen here.