Players Take Over “Strong Side”

The schedule for the University of Louisville football team is unique this week with the Cardinals having some time off following their 24-17 win over Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium.

The Cardinals return to action on Saturday, Oct. 1 versus Marshall at 3:30 p.m. at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. It’s the first meeting between these two schools since 2002.

With the players having Friday and Saturday off from practice, the coaching staff hit the road recruiting to get a jump on its 2012 recruitig class, including head coach Charlie Strong.

As Strong hit the road to bolster the Cardinals football program, seniors Josh Chichester and Dexter Heyman replaced the head coach on “The Strong Side,” the coach’s weekly television show.

Hosted by Paul Rogers, the players stood in for their coach rather well, taking over the first two segments of the show.

“I really enjoyed doing that show,” said Chichester, who was one of the seniors who were able to defeat Kentucky for the first time in their careers. “It was a lot easier than doing the radio show where we had to answer questions from the crowd. It was fun to be on an actual television set with all the cameras.”

“The Strong Side” is usually done live, but with the off week, the Cardinals taped the show for air on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

“That was a neat experience,” said Heyman, who was named the Howard Schnellenberger MVP in the win over Kentucky. “I enjoy doing different television shows and interviews that we normally do during the week. It’s great experience to be in front of the camera.”


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