University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino held his weekly press conference on Monday afternoon where reviewed the Cardinals 34-3 victory at Florida International and discussed the week ahead.
Petrino, who said that the trip to FIU was "mission accomplished," left the Sunshine State feeling pleased about his defense and special teams, but remains concerned about his team's offensive play.
The Cardinals received another dominating performance from the defense, highlighted by a pair of interceptions by safety Gerod Holliman who now leads the nation with five on the season.
"Defensively, we are playing at a very high level," Petrino said. "We have guys that are excelling on the field and performing at the highest of their abilities. They are doing a great job with communication and making plays."
After four games, the Cardinals defense ranks 7th nationally in total defense and is 12th in scoring defense.
The Cardinals coach was also pleased with the improved performance of the special teams, which included nice returns by both James Quick and Brandon Radcliff.
Offensively, the Cardinals continued to struggle, something that Petrino attributes to collection of mistakes by multiple players. He was pleased with a couple of the big plays, which included a pair of deep balls to Quick, but expressed his continued concern for the progress of the offensive line.
Petrino also addressed a couple injuries suffered during the win. Starting quarterback Will Gardner left the game in the third quarter with a knee injury and freshman running back L.J. Scott also left banged up.
Watch all of Petrino's comments in the video below.