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The Cardinal Countdown: 7 Days Until Kickoff

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One. Week.

Chris Redman Louisville

#7 Brock Domann

Class: Sophomore

Ht/Wt: 6-2/225

Position: Quarterback

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Twitter: @DomannBrock

Thoughts: Brock is a relatively new addition to the squad as Domann was offered and accepted a spot from the staff at the end of June. With only two months on campus its a challenge to see any real cohesiveness with Domann and the receivers much less his understanding of the playbook, but he wasn’t brought in to be the starter, he was brought in to push the starter and the likely backup (Conley) to get better.

As we’ve unfortunately seen before getting to your third string QB can not only happen, but it can happen relatively quick in a game scenario. While Brock is not ready to see consistent reps the Cards needed some additional depth in that room and bringing in another “vet” to provide some stability was a great fit for both UofL and Domann.

For those who may have watched the ‘Last Chance U’ series on Netflix Brock may sound familiar as he was the starter for Independence Community College and dropped some nice numbers while putting together an All-Conference level season. In the clips below you can see that they did ask him to air it out some but the majority of his offense seemed to focus on the 15-20 yards routes and he put the ball on the numbers more often than not. They also asked him to use his legs on occasion and Brock was showing he could make a play in space when needed.

I like the addition of Domann, especially because of some of the instability in that room with guys leaving or changing positions. I think he can be a nice piece of the group and I’ll be interested to see how his status progresses in season to come.

Sweet Tweet:

I don’t care if you’re playing pee-wee, high school ball, or JUCO….if make an “all-conference” or “all-region” team you are doing something right. Looking forward to seeing what the 6-2/225 QB can add to the squad.

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#7 Monty Montgomery

Class: RS Junior

Ht/Wt: 5-11/225

Position: Linebacker

Hometown: Norcross, GA

Twitter: @MontyTB1

Thoughts: For even the casual Louisville fan the rise of Monty over the last couple seasons has been a blast to watch. Monty came into the program as a “dog” and the staff knew they had thunder and lightening all bottled up into one package with him, they just needed to figure out how to use him until he learned the system. I think they figured it out.

In two seasons Monty became the most popular “non-starter” in the program as his attitude and aggressiveness was infectious. As a situational backer usually brought in on third down, Monty often could pin his ears back and look for a body to blowup behind the line, and more often than not he was successful. Last year, with limited reps behind Dorian Etheridge (Falcons) Monty still finished with a team leading sack total (4) and 7.5 tackles for loss. Toss in an interception, a QB hurry, and a PBU and the man was out here doing work. While many forecasted Monty sliding into the starting spot this year I had concerns he may lose that edge being an every down guy versus just needing to bring the juice occasionally. The staff and Monty may have had that same thought process because my man, by all reports, has had a monster offseason. In the gym, in the film room, Monty has been basically living at the facilities since spring working to get better.

A couple weeks ago Monty was available for media access and he spoke about his growth and maturity over the last year and how being a backup and learning from NFL caliber players was a blessing for him. I think we still see the “dog” in 2021, we just see him making those plays far more often. Should be fun to watch.

Sweet Tweet:

My man is out here putting in work every day…..I’m exhausted just watching this.