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I'm scared to play UK this year...

  • Seems you want to convince us the only reason UL beat UF is that Muschamp made a mistake and called for a pass on the first play of the game. They tried to run on us early but Preston Brown did a hell of a job stuffing the runs, most of their yardage came in the second half when we played more of a prevent type defense to avoid big plays.

    I'll expand on the list from your earlier post, If you watched the game it shows #1 UL had the better coach, #2 UL was able to take UF out of what they did better #3 UL had the better QB (#4 UL dominated in the trenches on both sides #5 UF couldn't guard our receivers #6 UL out played UF in every phase despite having a 2 deep roster loaded with mostly freshmen and sophomores.

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  • Man, UKani loves to dissect UofL football games. I assume he still has the Sugar Bowl DVR'ed as well. By the way, the last time UK beat Florida in football Top Gun was in theater.
    Why don't u spent more time figuring out why you all couldn't beat WKU last year then why we WHOOPED Florida. And don't think those beatings are over either, Bobby and 5 star Damarcus are in BG now. #SECBottomFeeder4Life

  • I've already said in my post that UL had the better coaching and the better QB. So I've given props to you guys on that. I'm not trying to diminish anything that UL has accomplished. UL and Charlie Strong deserves credit. What happened in the game was the UL was opportunists..... Will Muschamp wanted to create a new identity for his team in the bowl game and UL took that opportunity to beat them. There is nothing wrong with being opportunists. A win is a win. So I'm not trying to diminish your win at all. I just love football so I'll break down film like I'm a coach. I do all kinds of football games like that.

    With all that said I'm not saying that you won the game because Muschamp decided to throw the ball on the first play of the game. I'm saying that you won the game because Muschamp decided to go away from there identity and create a new identity and UL took that opportunity and beat them. Preston Brown or anyone on the team didn't stuff the run. You don't stuff the run by stopping 1 or 2 running plays. You stuff the run by stopping several running plays and if a team is averaging over 5 yards a game there is no way you were stuffing the run. What happen is it came to a point where UF couldn't run because they were so far behind and they couldn't afford for that time to come off the clock like that so they had to pass the ball, something that they couldn't do all season long.

  • UK couldn't beat WKU last season because WKU played a robber technique in the secondary and Max Smith never adjusted to it. For whatever reason Max Smith never read that they were playing a safety as a robber so he ended up throwing 3 interceptions. At the point of attack UK wasn't tough enough so WKU moved the ball on them. In the second have UK tried to wake up, which they did, and took the lead in the game. Max Smith started playing better because the running game got going and that robber technique didn't work as well because the safety had to account for the running game and it made him out of position. The come back was all good until agian the defense proved to be too soft on the last drive where WKU was able to get the win. From that point Joker preached toughness but he never got it from his team because team reflects leadership and the leadership doesn't reflect that toughness type of personality.

    If you only knew.....lol I break down UK games, UL games, Notre Dame games......I break down film like its nobodies business. As a matter of fact I have a PVR that full of nothing but football games. I break down Cincinnati Bengals games. I'll soon be starting a Smart Football Webcast or video Podcast, whatever you want to call it, when the next football season starts. On the show we'll be breaking down stuff and talking about why things worked and why things didn't work in games and the philosophy behind stuff and all that jazz. I'm not just a UK fan I'm a football fan I watch everybody play. Just wish UK had been better in the past.

  • You act like Muschamp abandoned the running game and just tried to pass. Florida only threw the ball 29 times in the Sugar Bowl, that's only 4 more than the 25 passes against FSU.
    Just admit that 1# UL dominated in the trenches on both sides #2 UF couldn't guard our receivers #3 UL out played UF in every phase despite having a 2 deep roster loaded with mostly freshmen and sophomores.

    At least I'm mature enough to admit UK has a good coaching staff and reason to be optimistic about their future.coffee

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  • Averaging over 5 yards a game?? Lol...I'm sure you meant average 5 yards per run. Either way you're wrong, UF rushed 30 times for 111 yards, that's an average of 3.7 yards per rush. If you re-watch the first half you would see that we did stuff the run, it took a trick play on 4th down to get their only TD of the half.
    You think UF stopped running the ball just because they were down 14 with 7 minutes left in the 1st quarter...maybe you need to give up breaking down football games?

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  • You are correct that UF couldn’t cover your WRs but that came at no surprise because Florida’s secondary isn’t that good. They’ve got Matt Elam back there who will be a 1st round draft pick but its impossible for 1 DB to cover the whole field. Purifoy is an athletic freak at CB but he can’t cover anybody to save his life. Here is a bit of info for you. UK played Florida and WRs were open all day. UK had WRs running behind the Florida defense that would have been easy TDs but the problem was that UK didn’t have a QB that could get them the ball. But that was the problem with the whole SEC other than Georgia, Arkansas for half the year, and Texas A&M. Other than those teams QB play in the SEC wasn’t that good. A lot of teams had a lot of open WRs against Florida but they couldn’t get those guys the ball. When this matchup was made there were some sports analyst that follow SEC football that said that Louisville would be able to throw the ball on them. I even said it as soon as I seen the matchup. So Louisville throwing the ball came to no surprise. UL has one of the best QB’s in the nation in Teddy Bridgewater and one really good WR corps. So yes you are right Florida couldn’t cover your WRs.

    Yes Louisville did outplay Florida in every phase of the game. I didn’t say that they didn’t outplay Florida. Again I think that you think that I’m downing Louisville when I’m really not at all.

    As far as UL dominated the trenches and UL stuffing the run….. if you look at Florida all season long and you look and seen there run:pass ratio you can easily tell that they didn’t follow that in the bowl game. If you look at how Florida played all season long to run the ball to set up the pass so that Driskel could have easy throws you can tell that that didn’t happen in the game as well. That was Florida’s identity all season long but not in the game against Louisville. If you want to say that Florida did pass to setup the run then explain to me why in the first 5 plays of the game Florida passed 4 times. They started the game with 1 throw that ended in an interception and a TD and was immediately down 7-0. Florida got the ball back and they run the ball 1 time and then they pass the ball 2 times and then they had to punt the ball and immediately they were down 14-0. Florida got the ball back and they passed the ball again. So there you go 4 of Florida’s first 5 plays of the game were passing plays. So they weren’t doing what they’ve done all season long.

    And as far as stopping the run. How do you explain Trey Burton breaking a 13 yard run and then Gillislee comes back with a 10 yard run and then the next 3 plays were pass plays and then Florida had to punt the ball. So was that stuffing the run then? I mean 2 straight plays with runs at 10 yards or better and then the coach abandons what was working and went straight to passing the ball…. I guess you going to tell me that Dominique Brown hitting the ball carrier so hard led Will Muschamp to abandon the run there…. No Louisville didn’t have a thing to do with it it was the fact that Florida was down 14-0 and they had to get back in the game thus they couldn’t run the ball like they wanted to so they had to pass. It’s a common strategy in football dude.

    Sorry I’m not downing UL I’m just breaking the game down as it happened. Its accurate. Florida came in deciding that they wanted to create a new identity for themselves and Louisville took that opportunity and beat them with it while sticking with what worked the whole season. That’s why I say Louisville had the better coaching. It’s called being an opportunist and there isn’t anything wrong with it. Congrats you won and I’m not downing Louisville at all.

  • yeah I meant 5yards per run but it was an exaggeration on my part to help you understand what I was saying. Yes you are correct it was 3.7 yards per rush. Which means that if you run 3 consecutive times it results in a first down so 3.7 is good. Its not great but its good.

    As far as what I was saying about the run read what I wrote above.... as a matter of fact I'll post the last paragraph for you here, this is what I said below:

    And as far as stopping the run. How do you explain Trey Burton breaking a 13 yard run and then Gillislee comes back with a 10 yard run and then the next 3 plays were pass plays and then Florida had to punt the ball. So was that stuffing the run then? I mean 2 straight plays with runs at 10 yards or better and then the coach abandons what was working and went straight to passing the ball…. I guess you going to tell me that Dominique Brown hitting the ball carrier so hard led Will Muschamp to abandon the run there…. No Louisville didn’t have a thing to do with it it was the fact that Florida was down 14-0 and they had to get back in the game thus they couldn’t run the ball like they wanted to so they had to pass. It’s a common strategy in football dude.

  • Another thing that I forgot to post above on what happened in that WKU game was simply UK playing unsound defense. For a defense to be sound they need to be gap controled which means that you cover every game along the line of scrimmage. If you leave a gap uncovered it leaves a lane for the RB to run thus you can't stuff the run. Against WKU and a host of other teams UK would leave gaps uncovered and RBs would gash UK for big gains. This also happened in the Louisville game that why ESPN had fun with it saying that it looks like UK was playing defense with there eyes closed. This also happened in the WKU game. UK would just leave gaps uncovered as if they are inviting the RB to run up that lane and when they do team gashed UK for large runs. The defense was completely unsound.

    This is why you'd see Joker yelling at Rick Minter, the DC, on the side lines. The coaching staff in general last year was a disaster. UK's talent was good enough to make it to a bowl game regardless of being young especially before Max Smith went down but the coaching wasn't good enough to take them there.