All I've seen from posts the last few days is everyone repping the U. Well I'm going on the other side of the coin tonight for a few reasons.
Bobby Petrino is a flat out BETTER COACH than Al Golden, and I think the game tonight will prove this. The guy is an absolute offensive genius and was a wonderful coach for Louisville before jumping ship to the Atlanta Falcons.
The second point I'd like to make is about the returning players for both teams. Everyone here is talking about how Louisville is losing Bridgewater, the leading receiver Parker being out, Dyer most likely being out, and having to replace 3 studs on defense, well, let me tell you all something, Louisville still has plenty of talent in the cupboard.
Watch out for true sophomore receiver James Quick tonight and senior tight end Gerald Christian for the Cards.
I know Miami is getting Duke back for this game, and didn't have them for the bowl game last year, but Duke only plays offense. Louisville stomped Miami last year, putting up 36 points and it could have been worse. The Miami D returns Perryman I know, but with Petrino now at the helm for the Cards, the game might open up more than a lot of you all are thinking, even with both teams starting new QB's.
This is Louisville's first game in the ACC. They are at home, it's Labor Day, the game is a "black out" for fans, and they will be riled up and ready to go, especially after drinking all day, and the stadium also sells alcohol.
Put me on the Cards -3.5 tonight. Should be a great game.