—NET Rankings Update: No. 34 (no change).
—Cardinal gift boxes are back, folks.
The University of Louisville Athletics Department has announced the launch of Louie’s Locker Subscription Boxes, a service that allows UofL fans to purchase seasonal merchandise delivered to their homes.
The subscription is a series of four boxes that includes a variety of apparel and gifts for the ultimate Cardinals fan. The seasonal boxes can be purchased individually for $75 or all four for a discounted rate of $250.
Beginning Feb. 9, the Madness Box is a basketball-themed gift box, which includes a Homefield Apparel Shirt, a Top of the World Hat, adidas Face Masks, and much more will be available for purchase.
The Back to School/Summer Box will be available to purchase on May 12 and is designed for the UofL fan to enjoy the summertime and prepare for the back to school season.
Available to purchase on Aug. 10, The Ultimate Satterday’s Football Box is the third edition in the subscription and will feature exciting football-themed options to celebrate the beginning of the 2021 UofL football season on Sept. 6 at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.
The fourth locker will be available on Nov. 9 and be shipped out in early December will feature UofL items that will arrive in time to celebrate the holiday season.
Fans should note when purchasing a box that sizes will be gathered during the checkout process. Louie will hand pick the apparel items that will be featured in each box. No returns or exchanges with be accepted.
—Even with Javian Hawkins off to the NFL, Scott Satterfield likes the strength of his running back group.
—Samuell Williamson had one of the top ACC performances from the first week of February.
—Five-star women’s basketball recruit Nyla Harris (2022) has committed to Louisville.
—Louisville native Jon Bois’ story of the worst video game experience of his life is worth your time.
—I don’t understand how this is possible given Louisville’s anemic stats around the rim recently, but whatever, I’ll take it. Good for Jae’Lyn.
NCAA’s Best Shooter by Zone— Fifth Factor Plots (@5th_Factor) February 9, 2021
(min 6 games charted) pic.twitter.com/hkWxdqt6LH
—Last night’s Miami-North Carolina game was postponed after video surfaced of UNC players partying without masks following their Saturday night win over Duke. Both the players and Roy Williams issued apology statements on Tuesday.
—Tonight in the ACC:
Notre Dame at Duke (4:30 p.m./ACC Network)
Syracuse at NC State (6:30 p.m./ACC Network)
—The recovery story of Ethan, a neglected dog who was dropped off at the Kentucky Humane Society in extremely bad shape, is one of the best things that’s happened around here so far this year.
—This is the best internet video in a long time, and if it turns out to be a hoax I’m never believing in anything ever again.
"I'm here live. I'm not a cat."— David Gardner (@byDavidGardner) February 9, 2021
A lawyer logged into the 394th Judicial District with a cat filter on and couldn't turn it off.
This may be the funniest video I've seen this year. pic.twitter.com/0RokVVpgeA
—Louisville football has made the top nine for class of 2022 twin brothers Destin and Keaten Wade.
—Scott Davenport is happy to be atop the Atlantic Sun standings on Feb. 9, but he’s more focused on his Bellarmine squad being there in early March.
—Let’s call it “Kroger Field.”
—Bill Connelly’s first S&P Projections (sub) for the 2021 college football season have Louisville at No. 47.
—Virginia isn’t as physical as they typically are in the paint, but Jay Huff’s shot-blocking ability has seemed to make up for that.
—Nice to see Ean Pfeifer getting a little bit of draft love.
Somebody in the late rounds or UDFA’s to keep an eye on this year: TE Ean Pfeifer, Louisville.— John Vogel (@johndavogel) February 9, 2021
Didn’t produce very much in a Scott Satterfield offense, but he’s a good blocker and capable receiver. pic.twitter.com/x6XNY3HqgY
—Youth and speed are the two themes of the Louisville wide receiving corp this ... spring?
—Scott Satterfield addressed the media on Monday and certainly made it sound as though the team will be operating without an offensive coordinator in 2021.
What Louisville has yet to do, is designate one of their offensive assistants to be their next offensive coordinator, the title carried by Ledford before he left for Atlanta. However, when Satterfield spoke to the media following the first practice of the spring, it sounded like Louisville may not formally assign that title to anyone.
“What we’ve done in the past, ever since I’ve been calling plays - really going back a long ways, but even since I’ve been a head coach, we’ve had years when we didn’t have a coordinator. We’ve had years where we’ve had a coordinator, I’ve had co-coordinators,” Satterfield said when asked who will assume the role of offensive coordinator.
Satterfield expanded on his answer, stating that every offensive assistant has a defined role, that everybody has a “ton of input” as to how the offense operates, and they there are all “involved heavily” in what they do. In essence, it sounds like all five offensive assistants will be co-offensive coordinators without the official title.
“(Gunter) Brewer’s got a huge role in the pass game with along with Pete Thomas,” Satterfield said. “As you start looking at the run game, De’Rail (Sims) and (Jack) Bicknell, which are new guys so they’re still kind of learning it. Stu (Holt) has been around a long time, so he’s got great input in both run and pass, obviously, coaching the tight ends.”
Satterfield has called the plays for Louisville in each of the last two seasons, something which will not change in year three.
—Cardinal Authority’s latest Louisville women’s basketball notebook is here.
—And finally, Louisville is a 7-seed squaring off against LSU in the latest Bracketology from ESPN’s Joe Lunardi.