The University of Louisville football team conducted one of its first four two-a-day practices on Thursday at the Howard Schellenberger Football Complex.
The Cardinals practiced at 7 a.m. and went 25 periods in full pads. The defense controlled most of the drills, dominating the line of scrimmage with their front four. Bryant Dubose and Brandon Dunn were solid most of the morning, while Lorenzo Mauldin also made a few plays to disrupt the offense. Freshman safety Gerod Holliman also made an interception during the 7-on-7 portion of the practice.
The squad went through a modified goal line scrimmage in the first couple of periods, but where the dominance showed later on was when the offense tried to come out of their own end zone.
The defense wouldn’t let the offense get out of its end zone for most period until a long run by Jeremy Wright and another by Dominique Brown, which was the highlight for the offense.
The Cardinals came back this evening and went through an 18-period practice in shorts and shoulder pads. Despite not being in pads, the intensity was just the same, which say a lot for the character of the football team.
The offense was sharp in the evening session, showing a good short passing game and an ability to run the football.
The Cardinals will hit the practice fields again on Friday morning for a single practice.