Mon October 29, 2012
Now 8-0, Cards Trying to Stay Humble
The University of Louisville football team continues to rise in the national rankings.
The undefeated Cards have the number ten spot in this week’s USA Today/coaches poll and are 12th in the Associated Press poll following Friday’s overtime win over Cincinnati.
U of L also shot up from 16th to 10th in the BCS rankings, the system used to determine the top postseason bowl match-ups and college football’s national champion.
Cards’ coach Charlie Strong says it’s an impressive showing for a team that has yet to put in a solid, all-around game.
"You know, we play in spurts, and you watch us offensively, we’re able to take the ball in most of our games we play and go score with the opening drive, and then defensively end up giving up a score, where you’d like to see us put together a complete game, offense, defense and then the kicking game," Strong said today.
U of L is one of six remaining undefeated teams in Division One college football, alongside storied programs such as Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame.
Strong says he’s established a leadership committee of players to help keep the rest of the team’s feet on the ground.
"I think I probably have anywhere from 15 to 16 guys on that committee, so I meet and I talk to them. The message they get from me they deliver to the locker room."
The Cards face Temple Saturday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.