Campbell practices with UofL

Jordan Campbell, a transfer linebacker from USC, arrived in Louisville yesterday. Friday morning, the former four-star prospect, joined the Cardinals on the practice field for the first time. has the scoop.

Jordan Campbell, a transfer linebacker from USC, arrived in Louisville Thursday afternoon.

It didn't take Charlie Strong long to get the former four-star recruit on the field for the Cardinals.

Friday morning, Campbell joined his new team on the practice field for the first time. Campbell wore a white Louisville practice jersey and shorts. According to NCAA rules, he'll spend the next four practices without pads before he's allowed to fully practice with pads.

Though Campbell was not allowed to speak with the media after practice, senior linebacker Brandon Heath said he's hoping the Cardinals new addition will be able to help the defense this season.

"I saw him with Coach [Pat] Moorer, our strength coach, [during practice]," Heath said. "I can't wait till he gets out here. I know Coach Moorer's going to get him in shape and get him ready."

While Campbell has been cleared to practice with Louisville, he's still awaiting word on whether or not he'll be able to suit up for the Cardinals this season.

Jordan Campbell was on the practice field Friday morning with the Cardinals.
"Hopefully [he'll help us out]," Heath said. "He's a great talent. We've seen his film and I know he's from USC. I'm looking forward to it."

Offensive Notebook

The Louisville football team has made it through two-a-days. Charlie Strong's team practiced Friday morning, and they'll be back on the field Saturday morning. Monday, the players start back to school and begin serious preparations for the season-opener against Kentucky.

"We're getting ready for game prep," junior running back Victor Anderson told "We start school next week so we've got a lot on our hands. We got to move back into our respective places [Thursday] and move out of the hotel. It will be interesting to see how guys respond to that."

Strong's fall camp has been an eye-opening experience for UofL's freshmen, according to Anderson, who has been a little 'dinged' up this week.

"The excitement is just being out here," said Anderson. "The young guys have never seen anything like this and it's going to be a great experience when they step out and see all the people in the stands and the stadium filled with red. We've got to be well-conditioned, physical and coaches are doing a great job preaching that to the team."

Through Strong hasn't publicly announced his starting quarterback, Anderson said he's seen improvement from the offense during camp.

"The offense is doing a great job," Anderson said. "It starts up front with the offensive line and they're doing an incredible job right now. As long as they keep pushing the offense will be alright."

As for the battle for the starting quarterback job between seniors Adam Froman and Justin Burke, sophomore Will Stein and freshman Dominique Brown, Anderson said he'll be confident whoever is named the starter for the opener.

"All [four] of them are competing," Anderson said. "It's going to be a great battle to see who is going to be named the starting quarterback. I feel comfortable with any of the four guys who steps out there with us and I feel any of them can get the job done."

Michaelee Harris, a freshman wide receiver who tore his PCL (knee) in practice Monday, attended Friday mornings practice wearing a brace on his left knee. He walked off the field with the aid of crutches.

Harris, a four-star recruit, was expected to contribute in the passing game this year. Who will fill his shoes?

"Kai Dominguez is a great young player also," Anderson said. "He's just got to learn the system. Kai Dominguez is a guy we should look out for. He's working really hard. We've just got to get him out of that lackadaisical high school mode. But I think he'll be a great player for us. Michaelee is going to rehab and he'll be back soon."

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