—Spread check: Florida State by 6.5.
—If you’re looking for a replay of the Louisville-Western Kentucky game, that can be found here.
—Rick Bozich wonders if Louisville’s grit can overwhelm Florida State’s talent on Saturday,
—Lamar remains the best.
How can you not love this team?? pic.twitter.com/BEwzg7bw2B— Adam Lefkoe (@AdamLefkoe) September 15, 2019
—The CJ goes inside Mitch Barnhart’s inbox after he decided to not allow alcohol at Kroger Field. It’s as entertaining as you might expect.
—LJ Nesbitt shares his thoughts on the WKU win in the latest installment of BucketHatism.
—Shoutout to the 7U Derby City Cardinals on their perfect 5-0 start.
—UVA quarterback Bryce Perkins shouting out his Women and Gender Studies professor on national TV last week was pretty cool.
—The road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby has begun.
—Louisville continues to push hard for Caleb Love, who is also meeting with Cuonzo Martin and Missouri today.
Louisville's Chris Mack is expected to meet with five-star guard Caleb Love tomorrow, per a source. Love is scheduled to visit North Carolina & L'ville over the next two weekends.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) September 17, 2019
—Cardiac Hill has Louisville all the way up at No. 3 in its latest ACC power rankings.
—Louisville volleyball sits at No. 25 in the latest coaches poll. The Cards have rivalry matches against both Kentucky and Cincinnati this week.
—Lamar Jackson’s only regular season loss as a starting quarterback in the NFL came against the Kansas City Chiefs. He hasn’t forgotten about it.
—We are less than 50 days away from Cardinal basketball.
—Speaking of, the U ofL men’s basketball tipoff luncheon has been set for noon on October 16 at the Marriott Downtown.
—Nearly 50 years ago, 14 black football players at Wyoming wanted to protest a racist policy. When the players approached their coach to ask for permission, they were kicked off the team. Last Friday, they finally received an apology.
—Our guy Matteo Lambert continues to do great things in his effort to raise money to fight pediatric cancer.
I ran a long distance race today as the smallest, youngest participant. Finished 48th out of 1,608. We are all born with same size ❤️ and need not only adults but other kids to help us grow. Thanks for supporting @jbrandonslater @coleswider21 @waynethepres @VUCoachJWright pic.twitter.com/MjsJT5es7W— Matteo Lambert (@MatteoRuns) September 15, 2019
—Jaire Alexander is looking like the best cornerback in the NFC North.
—Teddy Bridgewater’s Saints audition begins Sunday.
—It’s safe to say that he has some doubters in New Orleans.
—I’m now going to be disappointed if every track on Jack Harlow’s new mixtape isn’t a dedication to a different local celebrity.
—Chop Chat wonders if Florida State should really be favored over Louisville.
—Taylor Rooks will be the host of Louisville Live a week from Friday.
—U of L serves up its takeaways from Scott Satterfield’s Monday press conference.
Jawon Pass missed Saturday’s game versus Western Kentucky, and his status is still up in the air heading into Saturday’s ACC opener against Florida State.
”Well, I think, you know, he’s a lot better today,” Satterfield said. “You know, I think, you know, we’re going to take it day by day, we’ll see, you know, I would assume that he won’t practice tomorrow, but he may come in and be ready to go. I don’t know. I mean, he’s getting close. I would think you’d be able to practice this week, you know, but I think as we sit here today. We will probably have the same type plan as we did. You know, for the game from last week. Malik (Cunningham) will get and Evan (Conley) both will get, you know all the reps Tuesday and then we’ll kind of see where we go from there. Go get and Evan both will get, you know all the reps Tuesday and then we’ll kind of see where we go from there.”
—FSU’s official website serves up five takeaways from Willie Taggart’s press conference.
—The 8th-ranked U of L field hockey team took down No. 12 Ohio State, 2-1.
—Florida State is spending this week prepping for the revitalized athleticism and rushing attack that has lifted Louisville to a 2-1 start.
Both Pass and his backup Malik Cunningham have rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown in their two games this season.
”They’re going to run the football and we’ve got to do a good job of stopping the run. It doesn’t matter which quarterback is in the game, I don’t think the offense changes,” Taggart said on his weekly talk show Monday night.
”They’re both dual threat guys and it’s gonna be another week where our guys have got to be able to defend the quarterback as well. He’s a guy who can feature with his feet as well as with his arm. We’ve got to do a good job of stopping the run. They have two really good running backs, they do a good job of doing what they do with running the football.”
FSU was mostly up to the task against a mobile quarterback vs. Virginia, holding Bryce Perkins -- who ran for over 900 yards in 2018 -- to 10 carries for 56 yards when removing the two sacks FSU secured.
—The ACC got creative with the concept of time in week three.
—Mid-Major Madness took the hair away from a bunch of college logos. Don’t ask me why they did this, but the results are hilarious.
—Through three weeks, not knowing how to finish has been Florida State’s biggest problem.
—And finally, a “Saved by the Bell” reboot is coming in 2020. This month is officially the best.