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Hey Cardinal fans!
Its looks like we are going to be playing you guys in the Sugar Bowl pending official announcement. I have nothing but respect for your team and coaching staff! I haven't really had the chance to watch you guys this year so if you don't mind, could you tell me more about your team? I'm looking to this match-up!
We have the man at QB.
Our team has huge potential but very young still. Great QB and receivers, solid RBs. Many of our playmakers are sophomores. Special teams, to be honest, has been mostly dismal this year, and our defense at times is very suspect. Coach Strong seems to be an excellent recruiter and motivator but we have run some questionable plays at times this year so I think the actual in-game coaching ability of Strong and his staff are still a concern for many UL fans, although easy for us to judge as armchair coaches.
Personally I am stoked to play Florida instead of FSU. I think if we play to our full potential it will be a game. Sadly, I can't say that we've played to our full potential for an entire game this year and if this game is a continuation of that you guys will probably light us up for a quarter or two IMHO. However it will be great to judge where we really are against a great florida team and the Charlie Strong story line doesn't hurt either.
Hi Gator fan,
I haven't watched every single SEC game, but I'd compare Louisville to a combination of Texas A&M and Missouri, at least, by the stats. Great quarterback; fairly balanced offense but better passing numbers; bend-but-don't-break defense. Your games against these two teams were both close, so maybe we'll see the same in this one.
We stink in all facets of the game. I would take us very lightly
Looking forward to the opportunity to beat a quality opponent. We have one of the best QB's in the nation and he has a ton of guys who can catch the ball. Our special teams are very special. Our D is on and off but has been letting some dudes catch long balls. Overall, we have 4 weeks to get Teddy healthy. When Teddy (Superman in disguise) is healthy, we have a chance to win.
we are good, not great. our qb is truly great. running game and defense have been shaky. our #1 & 2 rbs are done for the season. receiving is very good. special teams bad. teddy can put us on his back but uf is a tall order. we are a year away from being a great team. that being said ill he there cheering for them to take it to the gators.
This post was edited by BPSUL 16 months ago
Our QB has one leg and one arm. And we still win games.
We wont be able to run the ball against you. We go as #5 goes. Expect your game plan New Years to focus solely on him.
We are have become "Miami North". Alot quality recruits from the Sunshine state. Thru the years we've beaten Miami, Florida State, South Florida, FIU, FAU and if we don't leave for ACC next year will beat CFU. Until then Gators your next. lol. Louisville is a program that has tried to claw its way to the big stage. We have had ups and downs in the past in the national spot light but I really believe we could be here to stay with the ACC move. Expect a fight. You rarely see Charlie's team get blown out.
This post was edited by nyccard 16 months ago
It's UCF, not CFU, but I agree.
Our worst defeat under Charlie Strong has been 19 points (this season, and the game we lost our #2 RB to an ACL injury, and missing a couple of key defensive players).
Florida's strength on offense (running game) is our weakness, and that might be the most important factor on Jan 2nd. Our offense runs through the QB, and if we struggle to run the ball, we can still make plays in the passing game. We have a few talented WRs (Parker being the tallest, Copeland being the leading receiver, and Rogers across the middle).
The real question will be the health of our QB, Teddy Bridgewater. In our last game, he basically played with one leg and one arm (broken left wrist, right high ankle sprain). It is going to be the key to the game. With a month to rest, he should improve significantly, but I'm no wizard when it comes to injuries to know if he'll still be limited at that time or not. If he isn't mobile, we'll be in trouble against the UF defense.
Offense follows Teddys' example. Teddy on = Offense on
Our defense worries the everliving shit out of me, especially against your O-line and rushing attack. We will probably end up loading the box and trying to play man coverage outside. Not saying it will work but Im not sure what else we'll do because man for man in the trenches we are in trouble.
5 players that need to have great games for us to be in it -
Devante Parker/Eli Rogers/Andrell Smith ( 1 of those 3 )
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I think we can keep it competitive, but I think Florida's O-line and D-line are going to be too much for our guys. We're young, and unless our offensive line does some serious growing up in the next 3 weeks, Florida's D-line is going to eat us alive.
I honestly believe that our quarterback has the most "pro ready" game of any quarterback in college football, and I'm sure there are some pro scouts for bad teams that already have their eye on him for next year. If four men run routes he will check through his progressions like a senior, and if any of the four are open he will find him. Hell, sometimes the receivers don't even have to be "open"--they are capable of making plays in their own right. I know you guys have the best pass defense in the country, but I think Teddy will be able to put a few drives together.
Our running game is very suspect right now. We seem to run the ball for the sole purpose of keeping the safeties honest. I'd be surprised if we rush for over 75 yards, but we'll still run the ball no fewer than 20 times or so (if we're moving the ball OK that number will soar past 20).
Our defense still breaks down from time to time, and a lot of that is from missed assignments due to youth. However, they fail to wrap up on occasion, which is inexcusable. When the D is amped, however, they do a good job of keeping teams between the 30s. Our best pass rusher was out for the last month or so, and that hurt more than most fans want to admit. We don't have the depth on the D-Line we thought we would. He makes his presence known . . .
If this game plays out like a microcosm of Strong's tenure you might see UF get out to a 17-3 lead in the first half with UofL battling to within 7 or so in the second (see the bowl game v. NCSt last year) half. This team does not quit, but against teams with better talent we have trouble sustaining success in the 4th quarter. IF UofL DOES win it will be close throughout, but even if I were a UF fan I wouldn't bet any line higher than 11.
Of course, if the wheels completely fall off a la the Syracuse game this year, I'll be in bed by 10 and we'll the game by 30.
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Seriously... you guys need to make sure you watch out for our QB. He's 5'9" and wears #4. You should game plan for him. He'll be playing the whole game. We tried to fool people by putting #5 in the game against Rutgers, but he's a scrub and probably won't play at all even if #4 gets hurt. We'd just send in a WR at QB and run the wildcat. Pretend #5 is not even there and you guys will win easy.
Let's just say it. This is a bad, bad, match-up for Louisville.
Florida will run through, around, and over our defense.
Our special teams have the potential of giving away the game all on their own.
Teddy won't have more than 2 seconds to take the snap and get away a pass. He'll be in the shotgun, or on the ground, all night. We no longer have a running game and certainly won't move the ball on the ground against Florida. Only one team all year has scored more than 20 against Florida all year.
Vanderbilt can actually put some points on the board but only managed 17 this year and lost 31-17.
I hope we can keep it that close and keep ourselves within striking distance into the third q.
I'll be earnestly cheering for the Cards, but I'll steel myself for the loss. Sorry.
# 9 and # 82 have hands made of brick. Your entire defense can just worry about everyone else. They can't even catch a cold let alone a football. So you can leave them wide open all game. # 5 can't even get the ball to them. So you can just worry about everyone else. Those three guys are plum awful.
This post was edited by urcookin 16 months ago
Typically we punt the ball on second down. Make sure you put your punt return team in at that point.
And defense, we believe if you pass the ball and we catch it we will simply give it back to you - it is really the nice thing to do.
A simple question: is your butt jealous of the amount crap coming from your mouth?
Louisville is not worthy of an $EC team's presence. God we're terrible. Nothing to see here, please move along.
others will comment with more knowledge but we have a really great QB-heisman great and very good if not great receivers
tons of floridians
signed like 15 of top 25 s Fla guys two years ago per miami herald
do NOT have your depth
mike in sewall's point fl
ville first fan
uf all else
Remember Charlie Strong? Remember Adrian Bushell? Those are some former Gators who currently represent Louisville. That should tell you something about our squad aside from just "Teddy is the man"...
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You think coaches don't watch game tape?
So expect a national championship caliber D and a smothering d-line?
Seriously though, thanks to all for the info. Feel free to come over and see us on GatorBait!
If I'm not mistaken, Florida doesn't have that great of an offense.
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