LEWIS | Cardinals break camp with scrimmage ahead of season opener
U of L head coach Bobby Petrino says he likes how his team came together during pre-season camp
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The Louisville Cardinals broke camp Saturday with a final scrimmage two weeks before the season opener against Purdue on September 2nd in Indianapolis.
“Overall, I think we had a really good camp. Our players did a really good job of focusing on learning and getting better individually. Our offense and defense is progressing but we’re not close to where we want to be right now,” said head coach Bobby Petrino.
Petrino is liking the pass catching ability of his running backs after watching Saturday’s scrimmage. That element adds another dimension to the offense.
“Between Reggie (Bonnafon), Malik Williams and Jeremy (Smith), the running backs had a lot of catches and made a lot of yards after the catches. If we can do that, that’s just going to open everything else up for us.”
Petrino says the camp and the scrimmage also helps the coaches improve their “game,” so to speak.
“I tried as hard as I could to stay in the coach’s box. That’s probably going to be a huge challenge right there. But obviously one that has to get done,” Petrino said.
He also said he would wear glasses on the sideline for the first time in his coaching career. Petrino says he hopes that will help him see the field better and read the game plan.
“Try new things in life, right?” he joked after Saturday’s scrimmage.
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