Petrino gives U of L football update

University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino met with the media on Tuesday night with an update of his team after another day of fall camp. He gives an update on Micheal Dyer's health, Will Gardner's play and more. Cardinal Authority was on hand for the event.

University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino met the media on Tuesday after a practice in hot and humid conditions.

Petrino, who said he was "glad" to finally get some hot conditions for a practice in case the Cardinals see that on Sept. 1, said he was pleased with the effort.

"It was a good hot one out there," he said. "We've had kind of cool weather, so that was something that we needed. It's always something you worry will happen game week.

"Yesterday wasn't our best practice but the guys came back today and practiced with good intensity, we were sharper and executed better. We did a better job today."

Petrino gave some other updates:

On the health of Michael Dyer, the senior running back: "It's a quad contusion and he wasn't out there today. Right now he's day-to-day, we haven't gotten the swelling out." Petrino said he his hope is to have Dyer back by next week and for the Miami game.

On standouts from the scrimmage after watching on film: "A lot of guys did. It was a good scrimmage. Both quarterbacks had their ups and downs. Our timing is getting closer. We still made some mistakes. Dom Brown did a really nice job running and our offensive line is getting better. Our No. 1 defensive front can really rush the passer. That will be a luxury for us."

On Reggie Bonnafon: "Something we are really considering (playing time early). He's really doing a nice job. I am real impressed with his maturity and works extremely hard at it. He jumps in the huddle and takes control."

On Will Gardner: "Right now, he's working with the No. 1s and he's our number one quarterback right now. We haven't named a starter because I don't like doing that but I like what I see from Will. He was probably the most accurate I have seen all fall (on Tuesday), so that's good."

On the Sports Illustrated story about Todd Grantham and a potential conflict between Petrino and his defensive coordinator: "Kind of like Todd, it's laughable. I have the utmost respect for Todd. Its great having him here because of his intensity and his knowledge. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are having a really good time in camp and I see our players getting better and smarter every day on defense."


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