The Cardinals are 0-3 for the first time since 1984.

The University of Louisville dropped it's third straight game to open the 2015 season. What's next for the Cardinals?

What's next for the Louisville football team? The Cardinals hoped to open the season by making a statement during its first three contests, but instead, a total of 13 points are enough to force this team into an 0-3 start to 2015. 

Potentially more so than last year, there has been a constant rotation at quarterback, a rash of injuries to the most experienced receivers and a host of new faces on both sides of the ball.  The result has been inconsistency on both sides of the ball and a number of unforced errors that have caused the Cardinals to fall short in each of the first three outings.

"They're a good football team and we played a couple of good football teams, but we've got a lot of work to do to get this thing turned around," Petrino said following the 20-17 loss to Clemson.

The challenge now is keeping both the players and coaches motivated to overcome the upexpected start.

"It's definitely a challenge," Petrino said. "There's no question about that. I don't think I've ever been 0-3 before. We've lost some really close games. We've had our opportunities. We just have to go back to work."

Next up Louisville is a home contest against Samford on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 6:00 p.m.  The Cardinals will attempt to avoid its first 0-4 start since 1975.

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