—The Louisville football staff is still trying to get familiar with a lot of new faces. That’s what fall camp is for.
—The latest episode of the CC Podcast dropped earlier today.
—These videos remain great.
: Episode V— Louisville Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) August 13, 2021
The summer is over. The story is just beginning. pic.twitter.com/qeJEBcs4mI
—Louisville women’s lacrosse head coach Scott Teeter will return as head coach of the Canadian Lacrosse National Team that will compete in the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship.
—Rick Bozich writes that no violation is minor anymore for Louisville basketball.
—Bobby Petrino checks in at No. 77 and Howard Schnellenberger at No. 33 on this insider list of the top 100 FBS coaches of the last 50 years.
33. Howard Schnellenberger
National title: 1983
Conference titles: 2007 Sun Belt
The endlessly confident and gravelly voiced Schnellenberger turned Miami — a program that had considered dropping football — into a national powerhouse and created a football believer in Louisville. Then he took a startup FAU program to the FBS level and briefly thrived as well.
—Not shockingly, insiders are revealing that the NCAA has, for the last 20 to 30 years, been run by “the least innovative minds you can imagine.”
—The Louisville Zoo has named Daniel Maloney as its new director. Maloney comes to Louisville from Jacksonville.
—Single game tickets for the upcoming Louisville volleyball season, including standing room only tickets for the Battle of the Bluegrass against Kentucky, are now available.
—Your first chance to see the women’s soccer team in (exhibition) action comes Saturday.
—Louisville’s latest national championship banner is extra special for the Albiero family.
—Conferences are clearly evolving. Seth Everett writes that league networks (like the ACC network) should be evolving too.
—Joe Sonka lays out what you should know about the U.S. census data on Kentucky.
—I’m with Greenie.
—The latest episode of the Pink Seats Podcast focuses on the Cardinal offensive line.
—Jalen Mitchell is approaching fall camp with a growth mentality.
—Former Cardinal pitcher Travis Tingle has landed a coaching gig in Tennessee.
—Friday Irrelevance, double helping:
One of the funniest things I’ve ever witnessed was when this strobe light at G1C was malfunctioning and it was terrorizing this guy SPECIFICALLY pic.twitter.com/13ZE4geiW7— Kyle Ramos (@Kyle_Ramos) August 8, 2021
—LEO Weekly has five things to do in Louisville this weekend.
—The several players from Louisville have formed a “little family” on the Western Kentucky football team.
—Being back in Minnesota has made it impossible for Teddy Bridgewater not to do a little bit of reflecting.
His surgeon, Dan Cooper, the Dallas Cowboys’ team physician, had publicly called it a “horribly grotesque injury” that was like a “war wound.” Over the next two years, Bridgewater would play in one game for a total of nine snaps.
“I’ve found myself thinking about it more lately than I have in the past,” Bridgewater said Wednesday. “Just about the day I was injured and up until this point. Because I use it as motivation now. Before I used to just brush it off like, man, it happened, keep going. Now it’s just like, man, here I am where I could have been counted out. I almost had to have my leg amputated and things like that, and it’s like when I wake up in the morning I’m blessed. I get an opportunity to put my feet on the ground and go out here and play football, a game that I love to play. So I have so much fun playing this game now, more fun than I ever have, the more that I think what I went through here.”
The Broncos traded for Bridgewater the day before April’s draft opened because first-year general manager George Paton, who spent 14 years with the Vikings, including Bridgewater’s four years with the team, believed acquiring him was a win-win situation: that Bridgewater would be good enough for the Broncos to win games with if he won the job, but also a player team-oriented enough to help Drew Lock along the way if he didn’t.
“I’ve really enjoyed spending time with Teddy,” Lock said after Wednesday’s practice.
He added: “He’s always willing to help, always got a smile on his face. ... He’s just a fun, energetic guy to be around.”
—”Dog Days at the Park” are returning to Slugger Field.
—Cardinal Authority highlights the Louisville football newcomers to keep an eye on in 2021.
—And finally, the competition amongst the Louisville running backs has pleased new coach De’Rail Sims.