LOUISVILLE CARDINALS
2014 College Football Early Preview
OFFENSE - 8
------RETURNING STARTERS------
DEFENSE - 4
KEY LOSSES
OFFENSE: Senorise Perry-RB, Damian Copeland-WR, Ryan Hubbell-TE, Kamran Joyer-OG, Teddy Bridgewater-QB (NFL)
DEFENSE: Marcus Smith-DE, Roy Philon-DT, Brandon Dunn-NT, George Durant-SLB, Preston Brown-MLB, Hakeem Smith-SS, Calvin Pryor-FS (NFL)
WR DeVante Parker
Offensive Line / Cornerback

Whoever lines up behind center will have the luxury of taking snaps behind an extremely veteran star-studded offensive line headed by three All-Conference honorees in the group. With all of the offensive talent in 2013, it was the defense that carried the load. The nation's 5th rated pass defense has three rock solid cornerbacks to work with again. Expect some shifting in this backfield to help fill the voids at safety.

Quarterback / Coaching Staff / Defensive Line
Teddy Bridgewater leaving early for the NFL really put a damper on 2014 expectations. No matter who steps in, things just won't be the same. This was the nation's No. 1 ranked rushing defense. A big part of that equation was a defensive line that was hard to move. Three full-time starters are gone including American Athletic Conference Player of the Year defensive end Marcus Smith. Also, Coach Strong was a defensive guru. Now that his services have moved on to Texas it will be up to offensive minded Bobby Petrino to take over and mold a similar defense with far less experience.
CB Charles Gaines
* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). NationalChamps.net recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2014 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
LOUISVILLE 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
OFFENSE
QB Will Gardner-So ..
RB Dominique Brown-Sr Michael Dyer-Sr
WR DeVante Parker-Sr Kai De La Cruz-Sr
WR Eli Rogers-Sr ..
WR Robert Clark-Sr Michaelee Harris-Sr
TE Gerald Christian-Sr ..
OT Jamon Brown-Sr ..
OG John Miller-Sr ..
C Jake Smith-Sr ..
OG Chris Acosta-Sr Abraham Garcia-Jr
OT Ryan Mack-Jr ..
K John Wallace-Jr ..
 
LOUISVILLE 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DEFENSE
DE Nick Dawson-So Deiontrez Mount-Sr
DT Sheldon Rankins-Jr ..
NT .. ..
DE Lorenzo Mauldin-Sr B.J. Dubose-Sr
SLB Keith Brown-Jr ..
MLB Keith Kelsey-So ..
WLB James Burgess-Jr ..
CB Charles Gaines-Jr Jermaine Reve-Jr
CB Terell Floyd-Sr Andrew Johnson-Sr
SS .. ..
FS Gerod Holliman-Jr ..
P Ryan Johnson-Sr ..

 

 

LOUISVILLE 2014 SCHEDULE

9-1-14 MIAMI FL (Mon.)
9-6-14 MURRAY STATE
9-13-14 at Virginia
9-20-14 at Florida International
9-27-14 WAKE FOREST
10-3-14 at Syracuse
10-11-14 at Clemson
10-18-14 NORTH CAROLINA STATE
10-30-14 FLORIDA STATE (Thur.)
11-8-14 at Boston College
11-22-14 at Notre Dame
11-29-14 KENTUCKY