Grantham says focus now on Murray State

University of Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said he was pleased with his team's effort on Monday in a win over Miami. But the Cardinals are not thinking about the win, only the game ahead on Saturday against Murray State.

Two days after a 31-13 win over Miami, the University of Louisville football team was back om the practice field on Wednesday night.

And the Cardinals' defense isn't getting any time to look back on their victory by defesive coordinator Todd Grantham.

"That's in the past," Grantham said when asked how he would rate the Miami performance. "We did what we had to do. I thought the guys played with effort and energy and I was pleased with the communication on the field and sidelines.

"But it's only one game and we just have to now build on it."

Grantham said "truthfully," it was on to Murray State just after the Miami game. The Cardinals will host the Racers (1-0) on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Murray State is coming off a 73-26 win over Union last Thursday night.

"They have some skill guys who can catch it and get yards after catch and they have some runners," he said. "They are up tempo and fast. We'll have our hands full.

"Once that game was over the other night, it's on to the next game and we had to do that."

Grantham said the U of L players were off on Tuesday and the players came in on Wednesday and had a "grind day." They had scouting report and got the game plan in the morning and then had an afternoon practice.

"It was a good day," he said.

The U of L defense allowed just 244 total yards on Monday night and held the Hurricanes to 70 yards on 27 carries.

James Sample had eight tackles and an interception, while Keith Kelsey, Gerod Holliman, James Burgess and Deiontrez Mount had five tackles apiece for the Cardinals.

Here are two videos from practice:


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