Spring Practice Notebook

Head coach Bobby Petrino will begin on the field preparations for the 2014 season with the start of spring practice on Tuesday, March 18. Here's a quick spring practice notebook, including dates and times.

The University of Louisville football team is preparing for the start of spring practice. Bobby Petrino will welcome his team to the practice fields for the first time on Tuesday, March 18. Practices are scheduled to run every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until the annual U of L Spring Game on Friday, April 11.

All practices will be open to the public. With the excpection of Saturdays, all practice times are slated for 4:00 p.m. Three scrimmages will be held prior to the Spring Game.

Spring Practice Schedule

Tuesday, March 18 4:00 p.m. First day of practice
Wednesday, March 19 4:00 p.m.  
Friday, March 21 4:00 p.m.  
Saturday, March 22 TBA 1/2 practice, ½ scrimmage
Tuesday, March 25 4:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 26 4:00 p.m.  
Friday, March 28 4:00 p.m.  
Saturday, March 29 TBA Scrimmage
Tuesday, April 1 4:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, April 2 4:00 p.m.  
Friday, April 4 4:00 p.m. Scrimmage
Saturday, April 5 TBA Junior Day
Tuesday, April 8 4:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, April 9 4:00 p.m.  
Friday, April 11 TBA Spring Game

Out for Spring

When the Cardinals do take the field, they will be without 11 players. The following players will sit out of spring practice for varying injuries.

TE Hunter Bowles
LB Keith Brown
OL Abraham Garcia
OL T.C. Klusman
RB Corvin Lamb
OL Ryan Mack
DE Lorenzo Mauldin
CB Devontre Parnell
C Mike Romano
S Terrence Ross
K John Wallace

New Additions

Three mid-year enrollees will join the team for spring drills. A pair of three-star prospects, wide receiver Cameron Polk and running back L.J. Scott, along with four-star junior college linebacker Trevon Young will suit up with the returning Cardinals when practice begins.

Returning Starters

The departure of Teddy Bridgewater, Damian Copeland, Marcus Smith, Calvin Pryor, Preston Brown and company will be difficult to overcome, but plenty of talent returns to ease the transition period this spring.

Louisville returns 7 starters on offense, including four that logged time on the front line. Also back is potential All-American reciever DeVante Parker and Domonique Brown, the team's leading rusher a year ago.

Seven starters will need to be replaced on defense, including both safety positions. Gerod Holliman and redshirt freshman Chucky Williams are expected to get the first look. Defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin's, who has 14.5 career sacks, return was significant for a defense that will also be adjusting to the 3-4 formation.

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