The University of Louisville football team held a final open practice on Tuesday morning.
The Cardinals' co-secondary coach Cort Dennison and two players then met with the media with safety Josh Harvey-Clemons telling the media this is the "toughest part of camp, it's all mental and it's a grind."
U of L is 16 days from the season opener against against Charlotte.
"We are just trying to get better every day, trying to improve in all aspects of the game," Dennison said. "Our guys have multiple things they have to work on, but we want them to work hard in practice to continue to improve."
Dennison said the Cardinals have been playing a lot of the dime package - only one inside linebacker - because of injuries and because of the offenses they will see this season. In that package, Harvey-Clemons plays up as a roving-type of linebacker.
"When you see some of the teams we play, you have got to be able to do it," Dennison said. "We're going to face some teams with a lot of speed on the field, and we've got to be able to counter back with the best we can put on the field."
Harvey-Clemons, who turned down a chance to go in the NFL Draft, talked about his moving around and how this is a key season for him.
"It’s a big year for me," Harvey-Clemons said. “I feel that I have a lot to show and a lot to prove. I just want to build on what I did last season. I have to make better plays on the ball and improve my tackling."
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