McGee preparing U of L offense for 'test'

University of Louisville offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said he is preparing the Cardinals' offense for a 'test' on the road. The Cardinals will play on Saturday at Virginia, a team with nine forced turnovers in two weeks.

University of Louisville offensive coordinator Garrick McGee met with the media on Tuesday night, talking about preparations for Saturday's game at Virginia.

The Cardinals are 2-0 after wins over Miami and Murray State but will hit the road for the first time this season and will face a Virgina team with a defense that has created nine turnovers in two weeks. McGee said the Cardinals are in for a "big test."

"They have a very good defensive front," he said. "They are very active. I think they have two of the best pass rushers we have seen. They have been able to get to the quarterback and have knock the ball loose. Just a very impressive, experienced defense."

McGee noted the Cavaliers had two turnovers against UCLA in a season-opening loss to UCLA and then forced seven in a win last week against Richmond.

"They have very active defensive lineman and tall defense backs and they understand what they are doing," McGee said. "They understand what they are doing and are playing well on defense.

"They're playing with a lot of speed."

McGee said that "ball security" is a big emphasis every week, but this week it does become even more important for the U of L offense. He said "you win and lose games taking care of the ball."

"We just need to keep moving forward," McGee said. "We need to worry about taking care of ourselves and keep improving."

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