U of L head coach Bobby Petrino visited with media following Wednesday morning practice

Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino visited with the media following Wednesday morning's practice

Wednesday marks the first day of two-a-day camps for Louisville, with the first session in the morning and then the players returning to the practice fields in the late afternoon.

Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino visited with the media following the team's first practice of the day.  Here's the video from his visit, along with a quick notebook.

** The team began hitting for the first time this camp on Tuesday and Petrino was pleased with how the players bounced back for practice this morning.

** Inside linebacker Stacy Thomas continues to recover from an emergency surgery to correct a non-football related health issue.

"The procedure they performed worked and we'll know a little bit more a week from now on his status of playing," said Petrino, adding that the junior could be available by the start of the season.

"I'm encouraged that he'll play maybe in the first game, or the second game, somewhere in there."

** The Cardinals running backs performed well during Tuesday's simulated scrimmage.  Led by senior Brandon Radcliff, who arrived to his final camp lighter than in 2015, the backfield have the head coach pleased through the early work.

"I think our running backs are going to be pretty good," said Petrino.  "Brandon Radcliff has had a really good camp.

"This year we designed it to bring him lighter, so he can play fast and I think his speed really showed up yesterday."

** Senior James Hearns continues to be impressive in the pass rush. 

"He makes your tackles really work, which is going to help our tackles in the long run," said Petrino.

** While the offense was the highlight of Tuesday's work, there is still plenty of progress to be made.  The offense suffered a number of turnovers, with a "couple of them were just errors."

** The cornerback position is currently thinner than hoped due to some bumps and bruises.  Trumaine Washington and Shaq Wiggins were both absent during the past two practices.  Petrino chalked it up to the usual nicks suffered in camp.

"They are coming along, that's camp," he said.


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