Petrino mum on starting QB for Belk Bowl

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino was mum on who will start at quarterback for the Cardinals' on Tuesday night in the Belk Bowl against Georgia. True freshman Reggie Bonnafon and redshirt freshman Kyle Bolin are both available and are both expected to play in the game against the Bulldogs.

Veteran University of Louisville offensive lineman Jake Smith just smiled and gave a little chuckle when asked if he knew who was going to start at quarterback for the Cardinals' on Tuesday night in the Belk Bowl against Georgia.

Smith said he feels like even offensive coordinator Garrick McGee and line coach Chris Klenakis are "trying to figure that out."

"I think only coach (Bobby) Petrino knows, even if he does at this point," Smith said. "He has us all confused trying to figure it out."

Running back Brandon Radcliff said he also "has no idea," but said whether it's Reggie Bonnafon or Kyle Bolin the team will be just fine.

"We can win with both of them and we can win with either one of them," Radcliff said. "They're both capable of leading us to a win."

The quarterbacks were the topic of the morning at Belk Bowl media day at BB&T Ball Park just around the corner from where one of those guys - Bonnafon or Bolin - will lead the Cardinals onto the field at Bank of America Stadium.

"We're going to let you see when they run out who the starter is," Petrino said. "The good thing we have is that our players have confidence in both guys."

Bonnafon, a true freshman with five starts on the season, was replacing regular starter Will Gardner when he was injured in the first half against Kentucky in the season finale. He suffered a bone bruise but appears top be healthy now.

Bolin, a redshirt freshman from Lexington, came in for Bonnafon and threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns in the win over the Wildcats.

"I've been impressed with both," senior lineman Jamon Brown said. "Both of those guys have prepared hard and they're both ready. I don't know who he will start, but whatever guy it is we're prepared to win the game."

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