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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.
Aug 26 - 9:32 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker is graded as Todd McShay's No. 2 receiver prospect.

McShay's rankings were published before the announcement that Parker would miss 6-8 weeks due to a broken bone in his left foot. "Parker's size-speed combo is above average, although not outstanding, but he's fast enough to run under the deep ball and is dangerous after the catch, including the ability to slip tackles and pick up yards after contact," McShay wrote. "He has good separation skills, setting up defenders with footwork and head fakes and locating and exploiting openings in zone looks. His ball skills are just average, as he drops a lot of catchable passes and isn't great on 50-50 balls, but he can pluck the ball out of the air and make over-the-shoulder catches." Like McShay, Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranked Parker second, comparing him to Hakeem Nicks. The Cardinals hope Parker can return in early October, as they face a beastly early schedule that includes Miami, Virginia and Clemson during their first seven contests.
Aug 25 - 9:00 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker will miss the next 6-8 weeks due to a broken bone in his left foot.

Parker will have surgery in North Carolina. The senior is easily Louisville's best offensive threat and possible the best in the country at winning at the catch point. In fact, of the 12 receivers he evaluated during the preseason, Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranked Parker second and compared him to Hakeem Nicks. Louisville faces the likes of Miami, Virginia and Clemson during their first seven contests.
Aug 25 - 1:45 PM

Louisville HC Bobby Petrino officially named redshirt sophomore Will Gardner the school's starting QB.

"I thought Will had an outstanding fall camp. He demonstrated good decision-making and executed our offense," Petrino said. Gardner will be picking up where Teddy Bridgewater left off, but the most important piece of news should be coming Monday afternoon when Petrino updates receiver DeVante Parker's injury status.
Aug 25 - 10:13 AM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker is not expect to play in the school's season opener after injuring his left foot, according to WDRB in Kentucky.

The Cardinals open against Miami. Parker visited Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte on Sunday, and head coach Bobby Petrino is expected to comment on the injury on Monday. Parker is an outstanding talent who consistently wins at the catch point. Rotoworld's Josh Norris pegged him with a preseason first-round grade.
Source: WDRB
Aug 24 - 5:32 PM

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said "I hope so" when asked if senior RB Michael Dyer (quadriceps) will be ready for the opener.

The Cardinals open the season on Sept. 1 against Miami. Petrino continues to consider Dyer "day-to-day." With star receiver DeVante Parker also potentially on the shelf with a foot injury, a Louisville offense trying to replace Teddy Bridgewater is suddenly looking a little shaky. Dyer ranked 20th in the nation as a sophomore with 1,242 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2011 as a member of Auburn. The Cardinals' amazing backfield depth is illustrated by the fact that Dyer is Dominique Brown's backup.
Aug 23 - 9:41 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker injured his left foot in practice on Friday.

Details about the injury are sparse at the moment, and the school doesn't figure to update Parker's status until after he returns from a consultation with Dr. Bob Anderson, an ankle/foot injury expert. "I appreciate all the love," Parker tweeted late Friday night. "I'm fine." We hope he's right, but athletes aren't sent to Anderson for non-serious injuries. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound is one of the nation's best wideout prospects. With a 4.39 forty, a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, an 80-inch wingspan, and a ridiculous catch radius, Parker is considered by many to be a future first-rounder. "He's really special," coach Bobby Petrino said of Parker at ACC media day in late July. "He has a combination of size and strength. He can really control his body and make different catches in the air. The thing that excites me as much as anything is his ability to run after the catch. He's a special talent."
Aug 23 - 4:48 PM

Louisville senior RB Michael Dyer is considered day-to-day with a thigh contusion.

The injury occurred during the team's scrimmage. Head coach Booby Petrino was hopeful that Dyer would be able to play in the school's season opener against Miami. Currently the former Auburn runner is Dominique Brown's backup.
Aug 20 - 1:25 PM

There is "significant friction" between Louisville HC Bobby Petrino and DC Todd Grantham, according to sources close to SI's Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel.

"The two have feuded often since Grantham’s hiring in January," the duo reports. "So much that one source insists Petrino would have already gotten rid of Grantham if not for his guaranteed five-year contract that pays him nearly $1 million annually." Grantham left Georgia for the Louisville job. The defensive coordinator always had great talent with the Bulldogs, but we do not believe he always used it correctly and effectively. Petrino has a history of being difficult, however.
Aug 19 - 10:20 AM

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