—Spread check: Louisville by 4.5.
—Scott Satterfield said Monday that his team is fully healthy heading into game week.
—Cardinal fan Josh Mark has launched a cool and easy to use Louisville football stat tracker that he’ll be updating after every game this season.
—After a 1-2 start, the Cards are striving to play more complete football moving forward.
“Offensively, we know last game was a very poor outing by us, to say the least,” Satterfield said. “We got whipped up front, we did not make plays in the passing game. We were not in sync at all offensively, and when that happens against a really good defense you are going to look really bad.”
As for special teams, well, it hasn’t looked great at any point - particularly against Western Kentucky. Louisville has lost the field position game in every contest up to this point by an average of 12.6 yards. The saving grace in this phase is that placekicker James Turner is perfect on both field goals (4-4) and PATs (11-11).
While the Cardinals have yet to excel in all three phases of the game for a single contest this year, Satterfield knows that there are plenty of plays to be made by his team and that in the end it will simply come down to execution.
“I think that if we are able to put everything together and get our guys do what they are supposed to do, then we are going to be fine,” he said. “I think the effort is there and our guys are playing hard, but they are not doing what they are supposed to do at times and that is what we have got to get cleaned up moving forward.”
—You can help TuTu Atwell win the Biletnikoff Award by voting for him here.
—Rick Bozich has three fixes for the Louisville football team to end its losing streak.
—Teddy: Still the best.
—GoCards.com recaps the key points from Scott Satterfield’s Monday press conference.
—Cardinal Authority has its weekly football notebook.
—Donovan Mitchell and his mother, Nicole, appeared on “Today” on Monday.
Watch our full interview with Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) along with his mom, Nicole, to talk about Donovan’s self-quarantine after he was diagnosed with coronavirus. They also share a special surprise in honor of #WorldTeachersDay. pic.twitter.com/pFEukY4SPv— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 5, 2020
—A look at how Louisville players in the NFL fared in week four.
—You can lose a few hours in this Vulture list of the 100 Most Influential Sequences in Animation History.
—Former Card Jordan Travis has been named the starting QB at Florida State, a job he seems likely to beholding when the ‘Noles face Louisville on Oct. 24.
No. 8 UNC plays No. 19 VT this week.— ️♈️ (@ADavidHaleJoint) October 5, 2020
It’s 1st game between 2 ranked ACC opponents that doesn’t involve Clemson, FSU or Lville since Miami-VT in 2017 & just the 3rd one since 2012.
Also 1st time since 11/4/2017 that there will be two games between ranked ACC teams on same day.
—The CJ identifies the seven best high school football games in the area for this weekend.
—Lou City has once again made itself the team to beat in the USL’s Eastern Conference.
—Georgia Tech’s official site lays out the key points of Friday night’s game from the GT perspective.
• The Jackets enter Friday’s contest ranked among the nation’s top 25 in 10 different statistical categories — net punting (fourth – 46.14 avg.), fumble recoveries (seventh – 3), fewest sacks allowed (eighth – .67/gm), takeaways (15th – 6), rushing offense (15th – 221.0 ypg), red-zone defense (18th – .750), total offense (22nd – 454.0 ypg), defensive interceptions (23rd – 3) and offensive first downs (25th – 70).
• Offensively, Georgia Tech has amassed more than 400 yards per game in each of its first three contests this season — 438 at Florida State (Sept. 12), 471 vs. No. 14 UCF (Sept. 19) and 453 at Syracuse (Sept. 26). In marks the first time that Tech has had three-straight 400-yard games at any point of a season since 2016, the first time that the Yellow Jackets have opened a season with three-straight 400-yard games since 2013 and the first time the Jackets have opened a season with 400-yard games against three-straight NCAA Division I-A/FBS opponents since 1999.
• Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins and Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield were the defensive and offensive coordinators, respectively, on head coach Mario Cristobal’s Florida International team that won the 2010 Sun Belt Conference championship and earned the first bowl berth in FIU history with a trip to the Little Caesars Bowl in Detroit, where the Panthers defeated Toledo, 34-32.
—Jackets Online — the Georgia Tech Rivals site — previews Friday night’s game in podcast form.
—Louisville women’s soccer star Emina Ekic is the ACC Offensive Player of the Week.
—Cole Bentley continues to have a strong start to his 2020 season.
Most positively graded plays among offensive linemen (power five):— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 2, 2020
1. Cole Bentley, Lousiville
2. Jarrett Patterson, Notre Dame
2. Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame pic.twitter.com/ACgtGj6rrx
—Local radio station 106.9 has moved to its Christmas music only format a month earlier than usual.
Normally I’d have a strong opinion on this, but whatever, do whatever you want this holiday season. Christmas tree in early October? Sure. Monster Mash on repeat through November? Whatever. St. Patrick’s Day parade on the day after Thanksgiving? Let’s do it.
—Big Red Louie gives us three things to know about Georgia Tech.
—The one-time transfer rule could be coming to college sports very soon after all.
College athletes in all sports — including football — could soon be able to transfer one time and play right away.
The Division I Council is expected to vote next week to introduce the one-time transfer exception proposal into the legislative cycle, two sources told The Athletic. A formal vote by NCAA membership could take place as early as January at the NCAA’s annual convention. If adopted, the rule would take effect for the 2021-22 academic year. That means if an FBS football player decides to transfer following the 2020 season and has eligibility remaining, he would be eligible to play at his new destination next fall.
The goal of the proposal is to create a uniform rule across all sports. Right now, every NCAA-sponsored sport except football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and men’s ice hockey already uses the one-time transfer exception. Those five sports require transfers to sit out for a year unless they are granted an immediate-eligibility waiver. This proposal, if adopted, would extend the provisions of the one-time exception to all sports.
—Donovan Mitchell will be a part (Athletic link) of the NBA’s new Social Justice Coalition.
—DeVante Parker is climbing the all-time Dolphins receiving lists in multiple categories. That sentence sucks but I’m not changing it. Just focus on Vante being as good as we all knew he’d eventually be at the next level.
—Athlon has announced that it will not publish its annual college basketball preview this year because of the current chaos surrounding ... well, everything.
—Fifty days (probably. maybe. let’s get a schedule.).
—The Carolina Panthers have moved Reggie Bonnafon back to its practice team. If they reactivate him again before Sunday’s game (as they did last week), he’ll have to remain on the active roster.
—Louisville baseball’s annual Pizza Bowl event will be going down at Jim Patterson Stadium from Oct. 9-17.
—And finally, Louisville’s Nov. 20 (Friday) game against Syracuse has been changed from a 7:30 kick to a 7 kick.