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A couple hundred fans welcomed the University of Louisville Tuesday night to Three Putt Willey's in Elizabethtown, Kentucky for the second stop of the Cardinal Caravan.

A couple hundred fans welcomed the University of Louisville Tuesday night to Three Putt willey's in Elizabethtown, Kentucky for the second stop of the Cardinal Caravan.

Fans were treated to an up close and personal evening with U of L Vice President of Athletics Tom Jurich, head football coach Bobby Petrino, linebacker coach Kevin Wolthausen, head coach Tom Collen, assistant basketball coach Vince Taylor and standouts Eric Shelton and Ellis Myles.

The caravan, which will return to Joe Huber Farms this Thursday, allowed fans the opportunity to ask questions of coaches and players alike and to obtain autographs from their heros following the event.

Petrino, speaking during a Q & A hosted by Sean Moth, told the assembled crowd his team is looking forward to the upcoming season.

When Moth broached the subject of keeping the annual showdown with the University of Kentucky as the season opener for both programs, Petrino made no bones about his preference.

"I think it's the greatest opener you can have," Petrino said. "With them complaining about it and us looking forward to it."

Taylor, a former standout at Duke and in the National Baskteball Association, told the crowd the return of the 6-foot-8 Myles would play a huge role for the Cardinals next season.

"They'll be nine or ten guys laying on the floor in practice when Ellis gets back," Taylor said. "These guys don't know what they're in for when he returns."


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