By Jody Demling - Cardinal Authority

Bobby Petrino tells the Louisville fans at the Kickoff Luncheon he wants to "light up the scoreboard" this season on offense

Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino gives the fans at the school's kickoff luncheon something to smile about telling them the goal is to "light up the scoreboard" once again.

University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino gave the packed house at the downtown Marriott something exciting to think about at the Louisville Kickoff Luncheon on Friday afternoon.

"It's about time we light up that scoreboard again," Petrino said.

The coach just smiled and players in the audience with the fans cheered at the notion.

"That's definitely what we need to do," said Petrino, who repeated the light up the scoreboard notion three times.

Louisville returns 10 of 11 starters from the Music City Bowl, including sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson and a boatload of wide receivers and running backs who are playmakers for the Cardinals.

Petrino said "again" likely referring to his first tenure at Louisville when the Cardinals would regularly score 35 or more points against opponents. Many national experts feel like Louisville could average that on offense this season.

"Every time we take the field we expect to score a touchdown," Petrino told the crowd. "Our expectation is that we are going to score a touchdown every time we take the field no matter where that is at on the field. I think we are getting closer and closer to that.

"We are going to have some big plays."

Later in the talk with the fans, Petrino said he wants his offense to "get back to where we used to be."

And the fans cheered.


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