The 24th-ranked University of Louisville is preparing for the program's first-ever trip to Notre Dame Stadium with hopes of further improving the Cardinals post season bowl options.
The Cardinals defense will face an a high-powered Irish squad that ranks 15th in the nation in passing, 26th in total offense and 27th in total offense.
Notre Dame is led by quarterback Everett Golson, who is a threat to pass and run. Following 10 games, Golson has accounted for 35 touchdowns. He's completing nearly 61 percent of his throws, has passed for 3,044 yards and 27 touchdowns, while also rushing for 339 yards and 8 touchdowns. He's also prone to turn the ball over when under pressure, throwing an average 1.2 interceptions per outing.
Following the Cardinals practice on Tuesday, U of L defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and safety Gerod Holliman discussed the task of slowing the Notre Dame offense.