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The Cardinal Countdown: 61 Days Until Kickoff

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#61 Bryan Hudson

Class: RS Sophomore

Ht/Wt: 6-4/310

Position: Offensive Line

Hometown: Georgetown, KY

Twitter: @HudsonBryan

Thoughts: Last December, on the heels of a Louisville Men’s basketball victory over the team down the road, the good news kept coming in as Satterfield and Ledford pulled in a big name from the transfer portal in Bryan Hudson, a former 4 star lineman out of Scott County High School who had previously suited up for Virginia Tech.

Hudson played center as a freshman and performed well enough to land himself on a couple Freshman All-American teams, but last year he made the transition to right guard and got a significant amount of time at that position. I think the feeling from the staff at the time was that he was a a great option to replace the departing Bentley in the middle, except as we read five days ago, Bentley did not depart. So with Cole returning for his super senior season Hudson now has some flexibility on the line and could see some action in the middle or at guard, spelling either Bentley or Boone. While my gut says both of those guys are fairly entrenched at those positions, we’ve seen crazier things in the fall and Hudson could have a shot at winning either job in the coming weeks, but as I noted, we’ll see him on the field no matter what happens at starter.

Part of the pull for Hudson coming back to the State of Kentucky (ignoring the dumpster fire at Va Tech) was that Bryan has family here with both he and his sister competing in Track & Field as well for the Cards. His sister (Halee) is a thrower (shot/weight) and Bryan was actually the anchor leg of the men’s 4x100…but there was some confusion about what type of “anchor” they needed, so they shifted him to shot and disc where he performed well in the spring. Welcome back home to Hudson, who has three years of eligibility left and could be a staple up front in coming seasons.

Sweet Tweet:

When someone makes some ridiculous statement like “I could probably hit a homer off a major leaguer if I got 100 pitches” lets go ahead and throw into the mix someone who thinks they could get a sack at the Division-I level. My man is tossing around three-fifty and your 210lb dadbod is gonna “swim move” past him?!? Save yourself the embarrassment. Sit this one out ‘Craig’.