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Thankfully, the Louisville coaching staff didn't have the same concerns and was able to beat out the likes of Tennessee and Notre Dame for Brian Brohm.
With Brohm's commitment a few weeks ago and his signing of a Letter of Intent to play at the University of Louisville on Wednesday, U of L head coach Bobby Petrino has signed High School All-American's in back-to-back seasons, something never before accomplished at the school.
"I think one thing that we need to get used to here is signing All-Americans, so that we are the same way as the major players in college football," said Petrino on Wednesday.
The addition of Brohm also gives the Louisville football program something that seems usually reserved for the programs in the so-called upper echelon of college football; four High School All-American's poised to play significant roles on the offensive side of the ball.
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With U of L gearing up for it's move into the Big East Conference and facing a more difficult schedule in 2005, the Cardinals appear to have the athletes that will allow them to begin reaching for loftier goals.
"That will be the core that will take us into the Big East Conference and to a BCS Bowl, which is one of our goals," continued Petrino.
Having four High School All-American's on the roster for the next few seasons will, without question, pave the way for continued success and achievements rarely accomplished on the gridiron at U of L, but it is only the beginning.
Louisville's goals, which annually consist of having a winning season, being conference champions and going to a bowl game, will begin including the words, national championship as well.
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"We [should be] continually signing All-Americans every year and at the best positions," said Petrino. "That's how we want to get it…so it's that way every year. For us to win a National Championship, that is how it has to be."