It's like Christmas Eve for Bobby Petrino.
The University of Louisville football coach said he was "fired up" to get fall practice going on Thursday. The Cardinals reported to campus on Wednesday and will begin practice on Thursday morning.
"I'm excited," Petrino said. "This group has made a commitment to work hard, to have great leadership and positive attitude."
Petrino confirmed that junior-college transfer Devonte Fields, the former TCU standout and Big 12 Freshman of the Year, has arrived on campus and will be with the team to start practice on Thursday.
Tight end Keith Towbridge is "likely" going to miss the start of camp because of a toe injury, while defensive tackle DeAsian Richardson suffered a knee injury this summer and is likely going to miss the season.
Petrino noted freshman Lamar Jackson and former Penn State transfer Tyler Ferguson will be the quarterbacks that go with the "newcomers," while Reggie Bonnafon will get the first-team reps on the first day of camp. He said Will Gardner will get the first-team reps on day two and Kyle Bolin will get those on the third day.
"We're ready to go," Petrino said. "I'm excited."