Louisville expects big things from transfer

Cardinal Authority is counting down the days until the University of Louisville football team starts the season on Sept. 5 against Auburn in the Chick-Fil-A Classic at the Georgia Dome. It's 74 days before the game and we look at Georgia transfer Josh Harvey-Clemons and what Todd Grantham expects from the safety.

The University of Louisville posted a new roster last week and it raised eyebrows when Josh Harvey-Clemons was listed at 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds as the likely starting safety for the Cardinals.

Yes, that's one big safety.

The former transfer from the University of Georgia sat out last season and is expected to be one of the key players for the Louisville defense this coming season.

Harvey-Clemons had what defensive coordinator Todd Grantham called a "really good" spring.

"Josh knew the system a bit," Grantham said. "Now, he did step away from it for a year but he knew the system and he really adjusted back into the mix. We're expecting him to be a leader and expecting a lot from him.

"We're expecting him to do some good things for us this year."

A five-star prospect out of Valdosta, Ga., Harvey-Clemons appeared in 14 games as a true freshman in 2012 for Georgia and started 11 games as a safety for the Bulldogs in 2013.

In the second season, Harvey-Clemons had 64 tackles, three fumble recoveries and one interception.

But he left at the end of that season and sat out all last season at Louisville. He'll listed by U of L on the depth chart as the starter where Gerod Hlliman, who had 14 interceptions last season, would have been had he not turned pro early.

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