U of L officials said last week that Bush was out with the flu. His right ankle, though, was heavily taped under his sock during Tuesday's practice.
Recruit ready to go
Most high school kids head directly to the beach for spring break. Not Louisville signee Troy Pascley. Pascley is currently visiting Louisville, and attended the Cardinals practice Tuesday afternoon. The 6-4 wide receiver arrived in Louisville Sunday, and has been learning and watching things intently. During the past few days, Pascley has spent time watching the Cardinals lift weights, and took in a meeting for the wide receivers.
"They look real good," Pascley said. "I can't wait to get out there with them. I'm ready to get going with the team."
Pascley said he'll enroll at U of L this June and attend summer school. He's set to play in the Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 game this summer.
Battle brewing at SAM
There's a pretty good battle brewing at the SAM linebacker position between juniors Malik Jackson and Terrance Butler. Butler saw reps with the No. 1 defense Tuesday, while Jackson worked with the 2's. Jackson began the spring listed No. 1 on the depth chart with Butler listed as the backup.
"I'll be flat out honest with you, we don't have a starter right now at SAM linebacker," linebacker coach Tom McMahon said. "Both of those guys need to pick it up and one of those guys needs to emerge as the starter."
McMahon said the reason that Butler has jumped ahead of Jackson on the depth chart is because he's been more productive during practice and scrimmages.
Holston making a move at DE
Redshirt freshman Jonathan Holston appears to be making a move up the depth chart at defensive end. Holston played almost exclusively with the first team defense Tuesday, vaulting ahead of junior Brandon Cox.
"He's really improved his desire to go out and be physical," co-defensive coordinator Kevin Wolthausen said of Holston. "He's doing a nice job and there's a quality competition between him and Brandon Cox."
Grady has emerged as a vocal
leader this spring.
Defensive tackles Willie Williams and Earl Heyman, and offensive tackle Marcel Benson stood out during one-on-one blocking drills. Williams got the better of returning starting center Eric Wood a few times, while Heyman showed his explosiveness off the ball. Benson might be the Cardinals best pass blocker because of his size and quickness.