(LOUISVILLE, KY.) The expectations for U of L Football are the highest they've been since the 2007 season.
First, the Cards were picked by the Big East coaches to win the conference title at Big East Media Day earlier this month. Then, CBS Sports.com picked the Cards to play Alabama in the Sugar Bowl in what would be a rematch of the 1991 Fiesta Bowl. A game the Cards won 34-7 and is often recognized that put the program on the map. Now, the Associated Press has tabbed the Cards as the number 25 team in the country in their preseason poll. That is the first time the school has been ranked since the 2007 season.
On Saturday, the team held it's third and final scrimmage of the summer. Overall, Head Coach, Charlie Strong was happy with what he saw, and likes the progress his team has made over the summer. "It's all about fundamentals and technique in camp. You just want to make sure that each day, that you like at it, and you try to find players, and get them ready for the first game. We feel like we've got the players in place, now it's all about them continuing to develop and grow," said Strong.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Cards are installing a version of the West Coast offense. By all accounts, Quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater and his teammates are picking up the new offense quickly. "Its very satisfying because we know as an offense what we're capable of and we know how we produced today and it was great to see our defense come out and compete also, we'd love to see our defense and our offense competing," said Bridgewater after the scrimmage.
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