The University of Louisville football team finished its 10th practice of the spring on Friday afternoon under cool and sunny skies.
Wearing shorts and shoulder pads, the Cardinals worked for less than two hours, going about 18 periods of individual work and special teams. The practice, even though wasn’t in full pads, was intense and spirited.
Head coach Charlie Strong ended practice with about 8 series of work in the two-minute drill. The Cardinals worked on putting the ball at different spots on the field and needing a touchdown to win in the closing minutes of a game.
Sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and senior Will Stein work the first and second units, respectively, driving the ball to attempt to win the game. The Cardinals worked a nickel look on defense with Adrian Bushell and Charles Gaines at the corners, while Hakeem Smith, Jermaine Reve and Calvin Pryor worked in the back. Strong closed practice by allowing each of the place kickers to hit from about 47 yards with the team standing within reach of the kickers to create a distraction.
Louisville will hit the practice field on Saturday morning for another scrimmage before getting ready to conclude spring ball next weekend with the Red-White game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at 1 p.m.