Louisville goes through second practice

The University of Louisville went through its second practice of the season, which was open to the media and the public. Cardinal Authority was on hand and has a full report of what went on at the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex fields.

Two days down and U of L coach Charlie Strong is still pleased.

Strong and staff put the Cardinals through another three-hour workout on Saturday morning before around 1,700 fans on a hot afternoon.

"It was another good day," said Strong to the throng of media after the practice. "Today was the second day of practice, it's still about technique and fundamentals.

"We have to realize that we still have a young football team. We still have a lot of young guys out here. Last year, we had a bunch of first-year starters. If you have an All-American, coach him like an All-American."

Strong said he was pleased at how most of the team has performed, noting the running backs are "putting the ball on the ground too much."

The Cardinals were picked to win the Big East Conference by the media last week and Strong said his team "can't get complacent."

"We have to keep on them and we have to keep working," Strong said.

The Cardinals are off on Sunday before heading back to the practice field on Monday evening. There will be no more open practices this season.

A few notes from practice:

--Lexington Catholic senior quarterback Kyle Bolin, who has committed to Louisville, was on hand and watched practice from the sidelines. He's one of 10 players already committed to the Cardinals in the Class of 2013.

---Several freshmen players saw time with the first two groups, including linebackers Keith Brown, James Burgess and Nick Dawson, defensive lineman DeAngelo Brown and cornerback Devontre Parnell.

---Scott Radcliff, Kai Dominguez, Eli Rogers and Adrian Bushell were all four used returning punts during the second practice.

---Obviously, Teddy Bridgewater is the starting quarterback and Will Stein is the backup. Now, the quarterback running with the third-string was Luke Brohm. Freshman Will Gardner is out for the season with a knee injury.

Cardinal Authority will have more later on the open practices.


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