Cardinals conduct first spring scrimmage

The University of Louisville football team conducted it's first contact scrimmage inside the Trager Center on Saturday morning. Cardinal Authority has comments from head coach Charlie Strong and defensive coordinator Vance Bedford.

The University of Louisville conducted it's first contact scrimmage of the spring inside the Trager Center on Saturday morning as the spring practice period reached the midway point.

Both sides of the ball reportedly played well, but the Cardinals offense, which finished third in the nation last season in red zone efficiency, were effective in finding the end zone once inside the 20-yard line.

The defense notched a few interceptions during the scrimmage, including another by receiver turned cornerback Charles Gaines.

Offensively, the standouts were Teddy Bridgewater, DeVante Parker and Dominique Brown, who defensive coordinator Vance Bedford said, "ran the ball like an angry running back should."

Brown rushed for three touchdowns and Parker scored on a short touchdown reception.

Defensively, linebacker Preston Brown, corners Calvin Pryor and Terrell Floyd, and safety Hakeem Smith performed well.

NOTES:

**Junior defensive tackle Jemaine Brooks suffered a knee injury earlier in the week and will be out for the remainder of the spring.
**Tennessee transfer Matt Milton, who injured his knee a few weeks ago, has had successful surgery and was walking with crutches on Saturday. The junior is out for the spring, but expected back for fall camp.
**Four-star quarterback commit Reggie Bonnafon attended the Cardinals practice on Saturday morning.


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