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Louisville sophomore WR James Quick had two catches for 42 yards in Saturday's win against Wake Forest.

The Cardinals were forced to start true freshman Reggie Bonnafon at quarterback in place of the injured Will Gardner. Quick now has 19 receptions for 304 yards and three touchdowns through five games. Quick, a former Kentucky Mr. Football and five-star recruit, was rated as the No. 3 wide receiver by Scout.com when he came out.
Sep 27 - 7:46 PM

Louisville redshirt senior TE Gerald Christian had a 45-yard reception on Saturday against Wake Forest.

Christian has a reception in each of the team's five games, but he's caught more than three just once. The one-time Florida Gator grabbed 28 passes for 467 yards and four touchdowns last year in his first season at Louisville; he's at 15 catches for 210 yards through five contests. Christian has "good hands" and is a "surprisingly good in-line blocker considering his size," CBS Sports' Derek Stephens wrote in July.
Sep 27 - 7:30 PM

True freshman Reggie Bonnafon will start at QB for Louisville versus Wake Forest.

He replaces the injured Will Gardner, who is out with a knee injury. Bonnafon missed time last week after his father passed away unexpectedly, but returned Sunday. Rivals ranked Bonnafon as a three-star "athlete" recruit.
Sep 26 - 10:22 AM

Louisville redshirt sophomore QB Will Gardner has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Wake Forest.

Cardinals' coach Bobby Petrino announced on Thursday that true freshman Reggie Bonnafon will make his first collegiate start. Bonnafon, an ESPN four-star recruit (the No. 8 quarterback in the country), is 14-for-20 this season for 151 yards and one touchdown. Gardner (6-foot-5 and 226 pounds) completed 16-of-28 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns before suffering a left knee injury on Saturday against FIU.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 25 - 8:42 PM

Louisville redshirt sophomore QB Will Gardner could miss the upcoming game against Wake Forest due to a knee issue.

Gardner was sidelined following a low hit against FIU when he appeared to hut his left knee. The quarterback immediately left the game. Louisville has evaluated Gardner's knee three times since the injury. Head coach Bobby Petrino previously called the injury "day-to-day." Freshman Reggie Bonnafon would likely start if Gardner cannot go.
Sep 24 - 12:16 PM

Louisville HC Bobby Petrino said redshirt sophomore Will Gardner (knee) "could be day-to-day."

Gardner suffered a knee injury in Saturday's 34-3 victory over Florida International, but news about his prognosis has been slow to reach all parties. Gardner himself doesn't have answers, though he told the media that the knee is swollen. The young QB will undergo a consultation on Monday, and we should know plenty more about his status at that time. Gardner (6-foot-5 and 226 pounds) completed 16-of-28 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns against FIU.
Sep 22 - 5:38 PM

Louisville sophomore WR James Quick had seven catches for 174 yards in Saturday's win against Florida International.

He now has 17 receptions for 262 yards (15.4 YPC) and three touchdowns through four games. Quick appeared in nine games in his true freshman season last year. He isn't yet draft eligible, but has NFL potential. Quick, a former Kentucky Mr. Football and five-star recruit, was rated as the No. 3 wide receiver by Scout.com when he came out.
Sep 21 - 7:39 PM

Louisville redshirt sophomore Will Gardner completed 16-of-28 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 34-3 victory over Florida International.

Gardner has prototypical size at 6-foot-5 and 226 pounds, an ideal mentor in Bobby Petrino (on the field, that is), and stepped into Teddy Bridgewater's shoes with plenty of playmakers around him on offense. Because of those factors, we're interested in watching his development. Gardner was awful in last week's upset loss to Virginia, but he has a 6/0 TD/INT ratio in the school's three other games. His accuracy must improve; Gardner has completed more than 60-percent of his throws in just one of four games in Petrino's QB-friendly system.
Sep 20 - 9:35 PM

Louisville senior RB Michael Dyer has practiced all week and has a chance to play against FIU.

This is the first time Dyer has practiced for a full week since suffering a thigh bruise in during an August 16 scrimmage. Despite coaches saying the running back was expected to return last week against Virginia, Dyer has not received a carry all season. He will likely be slotted behind Dominique Brown.
Sep 19 - 9:54 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Louisville senior OT Jamon Brown "looks poorly conditioned" and "unable to handle left tackle duties."

"The past two seasons I’ve ranked Brown as a potential third round pick with one caveat; while NFL scouts view him as a tackle I feel his body type and style are better inside at guard," Pauline wrote. "That was never more prominent then on Saturday as Virginia’s speed rushers exploited Brown and his inability to slide out or adjust to protect the blindside. In my opinion Brown looks poorly conditioned and unable to handle left tackle duties, intangibles which will negatively affect his draft stock." Brown earned All-AAC first-team honors last year, his first campaign manning the left side. The massive, 6-foot-5, 350-pound Brown can move mountains but has slow feet. Pauline is not alone in projecting him to kick inside in the NFL. CBS Sports' Derek Stephens wrote the same thing in July, noting that Brown is restricted by "limited movement skills."
Sep 15 - 7:12 PM

Louisville redshirt sophomore Will Gardner completed 14-of-34 passes for 164 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 23-21 loss to Virginia.

Gardner was sensational in his first two games -- both victories -- as starter, going 33-for-50 for 339 yards and four touchdowns. Teddy Bridgewater's former caddy watched the wheels fall off in his first road start, however, posting a raw QBR score (21.0) less than half that of either other outing. Gardner has prototypical size at 6-foot-5 and 226 pounds, but he's not yet on draft radars.
Sep 13 - 7:24 PM

Louisville senior RB Michael Dyer is expected to return from a quad injury against Virginia.

The quad injury was only a contusion but it forced the running back to stay on the sideline for the first two games of 2014. In those two games, fellow senior Dominique Brown received 38 carries and averaged 4.8 yards per, while Freshman L.J. Scott took 14 and averaged 9.1 yards per run. Dyer's role has not been determined, or at least it has not been disclosed.
Sep 10 - 10:44 AM

2015 WR recruit Trey Smith, the son of Jaguars great Jimmy Smith, has committed to Louisville.

Smith, a three-star prospect, chose Louisville and Bobby Petrino over Mississippi State, Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Memphis and Troy. Trey's father had been pushing Trey to chat and get to know Petrino throughout the process. Smith ha splayed quarterback but is listed as a receiver by Rivals.
Sep 3 - 10:23 AM

In an outstanding debut as starter, Louisville redshirt sophomore Will Gardner completed 20-of-28 passes for 206 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Monday's 31-13 victory.

Gardner completed 8-of-12 passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns last season as Teddy Bridgewater's backup. With Teddy off to the Vikings via the first round, Gardner was handed the keys to Bobby Petrino's offense, and he left tire marks on the backs of Hurricanes' defensive backs this evening, even without stud WR DeVante Parker and steady veteran RB Michael Dyer, both of whom were ruled out with injuries. Gardner, whose namesake on The Good Wife is played by Josh Charles, of Sports Night and Dead Poets Society fame, has prototypical size at 6-foot-5 and 226 pounds. NFL scouts hadn't paid him much attention before tonight, but that's about to change.
Sep 1 - 11:35 PM

Louisville senior RB Michael Dyer (quadriceps) is considered questionable for the season opener on Sept. 1 against Miami.

"He still has some swelling in there," Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said Monday. It was assumed that Dyer would progress quickly enough that he wouldn't have to miss any game time, but Petrino said the running back has not healed as expected. Dyer (5-foot-9, 214 pounds) missed practice every day last week. True freshman L.J. Scott (6-foot, 228 pounds) will back up senior starter Dominique Brown if Dyer can't go on Monday.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 26 - 9:32 PM


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