Louisville offense improving in spring ball

Louisville offensive coordinator Garrick McGee updated the media on Tuesday night after two weeks of spring practice, including the status of the starting quarterback. Here's a quick look at what McGee had to say and some video:

University of Louisville offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said the staff would love to name a starting quarterback sometime soon.

But that's probably not going to happen.

McGee said Reggie Bonnafon, Tyler Ferguson, Kyle Bolin and Pat Thomas are all "about the same," after nine spring practices.

"This is a weird thing to say, but one of those of guys is going to have to take a step forward and start to execute at a high level for us to make a decision," McGee said. "I mean, we're ready to make a decision any day if someone would go ahead and step forward and take charge. Someone needs to step forward."

The QB position battle has been a hot topic during spring drills with Bonnafon, Ferguson and Bolin sharing reps with the first and second teams.

U of L head coach Bobby Petrino said on Saturday he was trying to put them in the toughest, pressure-packed positions on the field during spring drills.

"The theory is to apply as much pressure on them as you can to perform on a daily basis," McGee said. "We want them to be able to perform in the meeting room; to perform on the practice field, so when the pressure shows up in the game, they are comfortable in that environment. There's a lot that comes at them."

McGee said the Cardinals' offense improved from the first to second week.

"I think the scrimmage on Saturday was better than the week before," he said. "We still have a long way to go in regards to how you have to play at this level."


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