Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino said his team is working hard on its open week; Florida State is next

University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino said his team is working hard during its open week, going back and working on some basic fundamentals and also preparing for Florida State. The Cardinals play the Seminoles on Oct. 17 at noon in Tallahassee, Fla.

With his team on a two-game winning streak, University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino said there will be some looking ahead to Florida State this week as the Cardinals' have their first off week of the campaign.

But Petrino said most of the focus will be on the Cardinals' themselves.

"What we always try to do is spend half the week going back to camp," he said. "I guess where you would say we go back to working hard on technique and fundamentals. We'll do some of the drills we haven't done in a while and go against each other.

"And then we spend the other half getting some extrs preparation in for our next opponent. It always seems to work well."

The next opponent will be the Seminoles. U of L will travel to Tallahassee, Fla., on Oct. 17 for a noon kickoff in the ACC. The Cardinals are 2-3 after losing their first three games by a combined 13 points.

"I'm real proud (of the Cardinals)," Petrino said. "It was good to go on the road in a hostile environment against a good football team and get a win. That was a good win for us."

The Cardinals started six freshmen on offense in the 20-13 win at North Carolina State, including quarterback Lamar Jackson. He is 2-1 as a starter this season and was named ACC Rookie of the Week each of the past two weeks.

U of L will play Florida State and then returns home for a game against Boston College.


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