ESPN.com Mentions Cardinals as Favorites

ESPN.com’s Andrea Adelson talks about the BIG EAST race after West Virginia, one of the favorites in the league, has left the conference for the Big 12 Conference. Here is an excerpt from the article that talks about the Cardinals.

….Louisville won a share of the Big East title in 2011 with a true freshman quarterback and over 20 true or redshirt freshmen contributing, making the Cardinals one of the youngest teams in all of college football. There were some moments of immaturity and some head-scratching losses, but there is no question about the potential of this team. Add in some excellent recruiting classes and a solid head coach in Charlie Strong, and you understand how the foundation has been built.

But Strong understands there is more that goes into winning championships than talent, and he perfectly summed that up after a loss to NC State in the Belk Bowl. “There’s going to be a lot written about this team,” he said. “Is this a team that’s going to be full of themselves? Is this a team that’s going to let complacency set in because there’s so much coming back? This is a team that has to work hard. So much is going to be said, but what is going to be the true character of this football team?”

The Cardinals will open spring ball on March 21.

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