HIGHLIGHTS: Louisville Football’s Newest Commit Dee Smith

Louisville picked up the 20th commitment of the 2015 Signing Class Monday morning when Darius Smith (goes by Dee) of Florence, AL made his pledge with the Cards. Darius joins Amonte Caban, Paul Harris, Trey Smith, Lamar Jackson, Jaylen Smith, GG Robinson, Traveon Samuel, Khane Pass, Matt Colburn, Tim Bonner, Troy Thingstad, TJ Jallow, James Allen, Matt Colburn, Aaron Cochran, Chandler Jones, Kareem Orr, Dahu Green and Jonathan Greenard in the 2015 Signing Class. Alabama has been a fertile recruiting ground LD Scott (Smith’s primary recruiter) for the Cards for the 2015 class.

Dee chose the Cards over offers from Auburn, Kentucky, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Tennessee, and Washington State and is a 3-star prospect by all 3 scouting services.

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Pre-Season AP Basketball Poll Announced: Louisville #8

(###) Number of first place votes
 
1
Record: 0-0
PV Rank

-

Points

1,604

2
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1,518
3
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1,483
4
Record: 0-0
-
1,415
5
Record: 0-0
-
1,346
6
Record: 0-0
-
1,274
7
Record: 0-0
-
1,153
8
Record: 0-0
-
1,114
9
Record: 0-0
-
1,090
10
Record: 0-0
-
1,061
11
Record: 0-0
-
1,027
12
Record: 0-0
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885
13
Record: 0-0
-
840
14
Record: 0-0
-
781
15
Record: 0-0
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574
16
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HIGHLIGHTS of Louisville’s Newest Football Commit: Desmond Fitzpatrick

Cardinal Bird Russell Athletic Bowl Photo By Mark Blankenbaker

Louisville secured its 3rd commitment of the 2016 recruiting class last night during the Florida State game from Farmington, MI 4-star wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick.

Desmond is currently a JUNIOR for Farmington H.S. and is a 4-star prospect by 247Sports & Scout.com and a 3-star prospect according to Rivals.com. Fitzpatrick is 6-1, 185 lbs. and sports offers from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Purdue, Wake Forest. It is still very early in Desmond’s recruitment so his offer list may grow significantly prior to his senior year.

Fitzpatrick joins Keaton Torre and Baylen Buchanan to the 2016 Cardinal recruiting class.

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VIDEO: Louisville vs. Florida State Post-Game

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COLUMN Louisville: Just another team to be doomed by Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston vs. Louisville Photo by Adam Creech

The Florida State equipment bus pulled into Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, another post-game interview with Jimbo Fisher being asked about his team’s heart and the beat rolled on for the Seminoles.

Just like it rolled on when they needed a late flag against Norte Dame to win. Just like it rolled on when they needed overtime heroics against Clemson. And just like it rolled on when they needed second half stardom from Jameis Winston to win Thursday night, 42 to 31 against Louisville

Maybe Jameis Winston is unbeatable, at least on the College Football field in a Seminole Jersey, or maybe when he’s put into unlikely spots where you expect him to falter.

“They always find a way to win,” Louisville CB Charles Gaines said after the game.

He’s right.

Louisville Wide Receiver Devante Par...

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Gallery: Louisville vs Florida State

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What does tonight mean for Louisville Football?

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It was way past by bed time and somebody started screaming about Henry Miller.

I was nine years old, I was sitting somewhere on the floor – perhaps by my grandfather’s recliner. It’s hard to recall exactly everything. It was raining, I remember that. I had school the next day, it was a week day and I shouldn’t have been up this late. Luckily my father didn’t care, he was too busy running down the hallway; screaming.

I don’t remember everything about Louisville’s overtime, monsoon win over then number four ranked Florida State. At the time I didn’t really understand it. I did know that Louisville Football had done something good, they had done something big and something that could change things.

With a clearer head and a better understanding of sports – I suppose anyway – t...

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PREVIEW: Louisville vs. Florida State

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Series History

Louisville won the 1st ever meeting over Florida State 41-14 when Johnny Unitas led the Cards BIG over the Seminoles in 1952.  After that game, the Cards lost 12 straight to FSU.  During that time the Noles beat the Cards…..BAD, by an average of 32 points per game.

Then 2002 happened when the Cards beat the Seminoles 26-20 in Overtime during the remnants of Hurricane Isidore when Henry Miller made his legendary run.  Here is the full game.

Louisville vs. FSU Podcast

HYPE VIDEO

Louisville vs. Florida State 2014 Hype Video from Mark Blankenbaker on Vimeo.

Stat Comparison

Louisville Florida State
Scoring Offense (ppg) 30.9 (58th) 37.9 (19th)
Total Offense (ypg) 370.4 (94th) 442.6 (46th)
Passing Offense (ypg) 225.8 (72nd) 316.7 (14th)
Rushing Offense (y...
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AUDIO: ACC Coaches Teleconference

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FSU Passing Offense vs. UofL Passing Defense

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  Yards Rank
FSU Passing Offense 316.7 14th
UofL Passing Defense 177 10th

Florida State can throw the football.  No surprise, the Seminoles have the reigning Heisman Trophy winner at Quarterback in Jameis Winston.  In these stats it is a side note that Jameis did not play against Clemson, a game in which FSU threw for 304 yards. That game is notable because Clemson’s passing defense is ranked a tad higher than Louisville’s and also saw Florida State have ZERO success on the ground (gained just 13 yards) and were forced to try and win the game through the air……considering Louisville’s rushing defense, we’ll probably see the same thing on Thursday night.

Florida State has thrown for over 300 yards in 5 of 6 games vs...

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