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FLOUNDER
11-03-2006, 12:51 AM
As much as i hate to say it. Louisville played excellent in every aspect of the game, i want to thank them for such a good game, this will become a rivalry of the next few years...

Go get em' in the National Championship game!!!

adamprez2003
11-03-2006, 12:59 AM
As much as i hate to say it. Louisville played excellent in every aspect of the game, i want to thank them for such a good game, this will become a rivalry of the next few years...

Go get em' in the National Championship game!!!

Wouldve been a different game if you guys didnt turn it over. Who knows who wins then. You guys have nothing to be ashamed of. You guys gave fans like me one helluva entertaining game

FLOUNDER
11-03-2006, 01:03 AM
I couldnt watch it anymore after the slaton fumble returned for a TD

Good luck in the NC game guys, make the big east proud!!!!!!

zachequalsgod
11-03-2006, 01:25 AM
:rawk:

LouPhinFan
11-03-2006, 01:28 AM
Too early to think about the Championship game. But I think Petrino will have the team focused on Rutgers by tomorrow. Good luck to the Mountaineers for the rest of the season!

ZolarZ_GoPhins
11-03-2006, 07:47 AM
Funny but I posted in the preview thread about this game that the key for WVU winning would be Turnovers and Special Teams.

WVU had the edge in both catagories leading up to the game and I felt if they held onto the ball and got the better field position in the return game they would win.

Funny how things turn out. WVU coughs up the ball 3 times and lets UofL return a kick for a TD.

Good game and G'Luck in the BCS hunt.

See ya next year :wink:

Motion
11-03-2006, 08:56 AM
Great game!



Now, lets go Rutgers!!!! :lol:

OSUDauby
11-03-2006, 09:23 AM
That was the WORST display of defense that I have EVER seen in a Top 10 match up. Sure, it was a good game, but all of both teams flaws were displayed in the spotlight.

Louisville was only a Top 10 defense coming into this game due to their weak schedule and we obviously saw waht happened to WVU's national championship hopes. And I don't mean to pour salt into an open wound. Plain and simple, losing is not fun. But, you have to give credit where credit is due.

Louisville's defense needs to make some MAJOR adjustments if they want to "try" and hang with Ohio State/Michigan. I mean I don't know where to begin with them. I know they average 4.5 sacks a game, but it had to be because of their weak schedule. Louisville's front 7 were non existant. Their DB's were exposed on several instances. My friend who has most likekly never watched an enitre game of football sat there with me and said many times that he coulnd't believe how bad both teams were on defense.

If Louisville should win out and play a team such as Ohio State/Michigan may the good Lord bless their souls. After that game last night, I have NO doubt in my mind that the Ohio State vs Michigan game on Nov. 18th is your National Championship game regardless of the fact that one of those two teams will go on to walk all over Louisville in a so-called "National Championship" game.

Stoy10
11-03-2006, 09:28 AM
Good game by the Cards last night. I didn't know WV was as one dimensional as they were.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-03-2006, 09:29 AM
WVU doesn't need to be two-dimensional. their running game is more than enough to win every game. they just had bad turnovers.

Motion
11-03-2006, 09:35 AM
WVU doesn't need to be two-dimensional. their running game is more than enough to win every game. they just had bad turnovers.

And a weak defense.

FLOUNDER
11-03-2006, 09:36 AM
Its not our defense thats weak. Our secondary is God-Awlful

Motion
11-03-2006, 09:38 AM
Its not our defense thats weak. Our secondary is God-Awlful

:confused: Isn't the secondary part of the defense? :tongue:

FLOUNDER
11-03-2006, 09:38 AM
Im not talking about a defense as a whole, im talking about 1 certain part. Our D-line isint bad, our linebackers arent bad. Our secondary is terrible

OSUDauby
11-03-2006, 09:39 AM
WVU doesn't need to be two-dimensional. their running game is more than enough to win every game. they just had bad turnovers.

Haha...good one.:shakeno:

FLOUNDER
11-03-2006, 09:40 AM
Its the truth, did you not see white and slaton run all over the UoL defense in the first half?

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-03-2006, 09:44 AM
And a weak defense.
:yeahthat:

if they could actually manage a stop after WVU marched down the field each time for a TD, it would've been different.

but...louisville is the #1 offense for a reason.

Motion
11-03-2006, 09:50 AM
Im not talking about a defense as a whole, im talking about 1 certain part. Our D-line isint bad, our linebackers arent bad. Our secondary is terrible

You have to admit saying:


Its not our defense thats weak. Our secondary is God-Awlful

Is kinda backwards.

Stitches
11-03-2006, 09:52 AM
I'm glad I was rooting for Louisville. I'm also glad I haven't seen anyone complain about the game, by citing Slaton's injury mid-way through.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-03-2006, 09:53 AM
slaton's injury didn't stop their offense at all. they marched 92 yards down the field and scored a TD.

Stitches
11-03-2006, 09:56 AM
slaton's injury didn't stop their offense at all. they marched 92 yards down the field and scored a TD.

I know it didn't, but you often see people reference something like an injury as the reason for thier loss. I was just glad to see no one blamed it on that.

FLOUNDER
11-03-2006, 10:16 AM
na, you cant blame it on that

LouPhinFan
11-03-2006, 10:29 AM
That was the WORST display of defense that I have EVER seen in a Top 10 match up. Sure, it was a good game, but all of both teams flaws were displayed in the spotlight.

Louisville was only a Top 10 defense coming into this game due to their weak schedule and we obviously saw waht happened to WVU's national championship hopes. And I don't mean to pour salt into an open wound. Plain and simple, losing is not fun. But, you have to give credit where credit is due.

Louisville's defense needs to make some MAJOR adjustments if they want to "try" and hang with Ohio State/Michigan. I mean I don't know where to begin with them. I know they average 4.5 sacks a game, but it had to be because of their weak schedule. Louisville's front 7 were non existant. Their DB's were exposed on several instances. My friend who has most likekly never watched an enitre game of football sat there with me and said many times that he coulnd't believe how bad both teams were on defense.

If Louisville should win out and play a team such as Ohio State/Michigan may the good Lord bless their souls. After that game last night, I have NO doubt in my mind that the Ohio State vs Michigan game on Nov. 18th is your National Championship game regardless of the fact that one of those two teams will go on to walk all over Louisville in a so-called "National Championship" game.

Sorry we didn't please you bro. I'd like to see OSU's defense try and stop WVU. It is the most unique offense in college football, and it would give both OSU and Michigan fits. As far as D-line being "non existant", that's a by product of the offense WVU runs. With the speed they possess, it doesn't take a gapping hole for Slaton to run through. Its up to the LBs and safties to make plays. I'd venture to say that OSU's defense would only do marginally better than U of L's. U of L would be able to hang with the conventional offense that OSU/Michigan run. And I doubt OSU's defense would be able to consistently stop U of L's offense...maybe last year's OSU defense, but not this years. So if U of L makes to the NC game and OSU beats Michigan (which I'm not sure they will), we'll see what happens, but I doubt it will be "walk over" by OSU.:rolleyes:

Bumpus
11-03-2006, 10:51 AM
Congrats to the Cards. Good hunting, and represent the Big East well.

finswin56
11-03-2006, 10:59 AM
Im not talking about a defense as a whole, im talking about 1 certain part. Our D-line isint bad, our linebackers arent bad. Our secondary is terribleMaybe not bad, but definitely not very good. UL dominated the line of scrimmage. You just don't win big games by losing that battle so badly.

FaninPatsyLand
11-03-2006, 11:14 AM
Entertaining game between two extremely talented football teams. As a Big East fan, this game was a nice middle finger at the ACC, after supposely leaving us for dead by raiding the "top teams" in the conference..

The Big East is alive and well, and far superior to that of the ACC. It's a beautiful thing, really.

Motion
11-03-2006, 11:16 AM
Entertaining game between two extremely talented football teams. As a Big East fan, this game was a nice middle finger at the ACC, after supposely leaving us for dead by raiding the "top teams" in the conference..

The Big East is alive and well, and far superior to that of the ACC. It's a beautiful thing, really.

So true, this year anyway.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-03-2006, 12:57 PM
look at all the great coaching in the Big East compared to the ACC. that's got to do with it as much as anything.

also, when they showed the lineups for WVU, i noticed not a single starter was actually from west virginia. lots of guys from florida and other states. really good recruiting for rich rodriguez. i think 3 or 4 starters on louisville are from kentucky.

Stoy10
11-03-2006, 02:23 PM
Sorry we didn't please you bro. I'd like to see OSU's defense try and stop WVU. It is the most unique offense in college football, and it would give both OSU and Michigan fits. As far as D-line being "non existant", that's a by product of the offense WVU runs. With the speed they possess, it doesn't take a gapping hole for Slaton to run through. Its up to the LBs and safties to make plays. I'd venture to say that OSU's defense would only do marginally better than U of L's. U of L would be able to hang with the conventional offense that OSU/Michigan run. And I doubt OSU's defense would be able to consistently stop U of L's offense...maybe last year's OSU defense, but not this years. So if U of L makes to the NC game and OSU beats Michigan (which I'm not sure they will), we'll see what happens, but I doubt it will be "walk over" by OSU.:rolleyes:

Sorry to break it to you, but tO$U and Michigan are way more talented on defense (especially Michigan) than any team that Louisville has played all year. Have you even watched tO$U play this year? Good lord, I have a hard time believing the Cards could beat UM, tO$U, or Texas. The Big East is not a football conference and WV and Louisville would not be undefeated if they played in the Big 10, SEC, or Big 12. You can take that one to the bank!!!

MikeO
11-03-2006, 02:27 PM
look at all the great coaching in the Big East compared to the ACC. that's got to do with it as much as anything.

also, when they showed the lineups for WVU, i noticed not a single starter was actually from west virginia. lots of guys from florida and other states. really good recruiting for rich rodriguez. i think 3 or 4 starters on louisville are from kentucky.

You aint kidding on the coaches. You got Robinson and Wanny who can flash Super Bowl BLING. You got Petirno who is one of the hottest coaches in the country every offseason for every job opening. Now you have Schiano and Rodriguez who are the new hot coaches up for jobs in Miami, UNC...etc.

Stitches
11-03-2006, 02:31 PM
Sorry to break it to you, but tO$U and Michigan are way more talented on defense (especially Michigan) than any team that Louisville has played all year. Have you even watched tO$U play this year? Good lord, I have a hard time believing the Cards could beat UM, tO$U, or Texas. The Big East is not a football conference and WV and Louisville would not be undefeated if they played in the Big 10, SEC, or Big 12. You can take that one to the bank!!!

I think this year Louisville might mae it through the Big 12 undefeated, but it'd be tough. And depending on thier schedule, I think they might be able to make it through the Big Ten undefeated. I mean, Louisville is better than 9 of the 11 Big Ten teams(IMO), and would put up a stong fight against Mich. or OSU.

Stoy10
11-03-2006, 02:31 PM
You aint kidding on the coaches. You got Robinson and Wanny who can flash Super Bowl BLING. You got Petirno who is one of the hottest coaches in the country every offseason for every job opening. Now you have Schiano and Rodriguez who are the new hot coaches up for jobs in Miami, UNC...etc.:sidelol:

Stoy10
11-03-2006, 02:33 PM
I think this year Louisville might mae it through the Big 12 undefeated, but it'd be tough. And depending on thier schedule, I think they might be able to make it through the Big Ten undefeated. I mean, Louisville is better than 9 of the 11 Big Ten teams(IMO), and would put up a stong fight against Mich. or OSU.
I doubt they could be Wisky. Wisky is a very good football team and they would over power the Cards up front.

Stitches
11-03-2006, 02:33 PM
:sidelol:

What's so funny? Wanny is showing he can be a very good college coach. And all Finkat said was he could flash super bowl bling. How is that innaccurate?

Stoy10
11-03-2006, 02:33 PM
What's so funny? Wanny is showing he can be a very good college coach. And all Finkat said was he could flash super bowl bling. How is that innaccurate?

And Dave has done what at Pitt so far?

Stitches
11-03-2006, 02:34 PM
I doubt they could be Wisky. Wisky is a very good football team and they would over power the Cards up front.

I'll wait until after this weekend to pass full judgement on Wisky. I love watching thier games, because it's usually entertaining, but if the struggle or don't beat Penn St. then they are an average team just like I think Penn. St. is.

Stitches
11-03-2006, 02:35 PM
And Dave has done what at Pitt so far?

Had excellent recruiting classes and I'm pretty sure he's only lost 1 game so far this season(only his 2nd season).

Stoy10
11-03-2006, 02:39 PM
Had excellent recruiting classes and I'm pretty sure he's only lost 1 game so far this season(only his 2nd season).

6-2 Have played (and lost to) one descent team (Rutgers). Hell, Michigan State beat up on them.

SCHEDULE
DateOpponentTime/Result
Sep 2Virginia (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/VA)Won 38-13 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20060902_VA@PITT)
Sep 8@Cincinnati (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/CIN)Won 33-15 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20060908_PITT@CIN)
Sep 16Michigan St. (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/MIST)Lost 23-38 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20060916_MIST@PITT)
Sep 23The Citadel (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/CIT)Won 51-6 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20060923_CIT@PITT)
Sep 30Toledo (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/TOL)Won 45-3 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20060930_TOL@PITT)
Oct 7@Syracuse (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/SYR)Won 21-11 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20061007_PITT@SYR)
Oct 13@Central Florida (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/UCF)Won 52-7 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20061013_PITT@UCF)
Oct 21Rutgers (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/RUT)Lost 10-20 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20061021_RUT@PITT)

Stitches
11-03-2006, 02:43 PM
6-2 Have played (and lost to) one descent team (Rutgers). Hell, Michigan State beat up on them.

SCHEDULE
DateOpponentTime/Result
Sep 2Virginia (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/VA)Won 38-13 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20060902_VA@PITT)
Sep 8@Cincinnati (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/CIN)Won 33-15 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20060908_PITT@CIN)
Sep 16Michigan St. (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/MIST)Lost 23-38 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20060916_MIST@PITT)
Sep 23The Citadel (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/CIT)Won 51-6 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20060923_CIT@PITT)
Sep 30Toledo (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/TOL)Won 45-3 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20060930_TOL@PITT)
Oct 7@Syracuse (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/SYR)Won 21-11 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20061007_PITT@SYR)
Oct 13@Central Florida (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/UCF)Won 52-7 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20061013_PITT@UCF)
Oct 21Rutgers (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/RUT)Lost 10-20 (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20061021_RUT@PITT)

Losing to Michigan State isn't a disgrace at all IMO. That is the freaking streakiest team in the land. They could beat anyone one day, and lose to anyone on the next. Not to mention Pitt is still showing a lot of progress under him.

MikeO
11-03-2006, 02:48 PM
and Pete Carroll STUNK in the NFL and is now one of the best coaches in college football.

Same with Spurrier and Butch. Being bad in the NFL doesn't mean you can't coach or won't be a good college coach!

Motion
11-03-2006, 03:48 PM
I think this year Louisville might mae it through the Big 12 undefeated, but it'd be tough. And depending on thier schedule, I think they might be able to make it through the Big Ten undefeated. I mean, Louisville is better than 9 of the 11 Big Ten teams(IMO), and would put up a stong fight against Mich. or OSU.

:yes: I agree

Stoy10
11-03-2006, 04:37 PM
Do you really think Louisville could beat Texas? Gimme a break.........

Stitches
11-03-2006, 04:40 PM
Do you really think Louisville could beat Texas? Gimme a break.........

Honestly? Yes, yes I do. I don't know if they could beat them 10 out of 10 times, but I think they would have an excellent chance of winning the Big XII this season.

I don't understand why it's so hard for some people to think sometimes the biggest program isn't always the best.

Motion
11-03-2006, 04:40 PM
Do you really think Louisville could beat Texas? Gimme a break.........

Absolutely

Stoy10
11-03-2006, 04:56 PM
I guess I do not get it. I have watched both teams play this year and I just don't see them being able to win, but then again that is why they play the game.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-03-2006, 05:00 PM
their offense is way too explosive to think they couldn't have a chance to win the game.

and the general rule of thumb in college is that if you have an NFL-calibur QB on your team, you can compete with anyone. louisville has that AND a great team to boot.

LouPhinFan
11-03-2006, 05:10 PM
their offense is way too explosive to think they couldn't have a chance to win the game.

and the general rule of thumb in college is that if you have an NFL-calibur QB on your team, you can compete with anyone. louisville has that AND a great team to boot.

Exactly. I"ll take a top notch QB that makes good decisions and is acurate throwing the ball over the best defense any day. Look at what Manning did to the Broncos last week.

Stoy10
11-03-2006, 05:56 PM
Exactly. I"ll take a top notch QB that makes good decisions and is acurate throwing the ball over the best defense any day. Look at what Manning did to the Broncos last week.

Or maybe Louisville has not seen a real good defense this year. WV's secondary was terrible, that kid would not put up 350 yards on either of the big 2 in the BT.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-03-2006, 06:02 PM
oh yes he will. he's an ELITE QB prospect, and he has great talent around him. of COURSE he'll play great against anyone when fully healthy. and he's NOT fully healthy!

FLOUNDER
11-03-2006, 06:38 PM
Going back to West Virginia, i think any team would have troubles stopping there rushing attack. If you disagree, then your nuts... It can be stopped, but requires great speed at every posistion

Motion
11-04-2006, 09:09 AM
Or maybe Louisville has not seen a real good defense this year. WV's secondary was terrible, that kid would not put up 350 yards on either of the big 2 in the BT.

I agree with that too, but I still think they could take Texas.

LouPhinFan
11-04-2006, 11:23 AM
I think U of L could have won the Big 12 and Pac-10 this year. I definately think they can beat Texas and USC.