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Louisville will use 3 quarterbacks against FIU

Posted on: September 7, 2011 11:40 am
Edited on: September 7, 2011 11:42 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

Louisville's offensive performance, particularly in the second half, was less than spectacular in their debut against Murray State on Thursday. Head coach Charlie Strong acknowledged that his team, while victorious, still had plenty of things to improve on heading into their matchup on Friday with Florida International.

"It's great to get a win. But we didn't play well in the second half, it was like a tale of two halves," Strong said in this week's Big East teleconference. "The first half we scored three out of first four drives, second half we couldn't move the ball at all. You know if's your first game, but you have to finish."

Not only did the Cardinals struggle moving the ball, they also turned it over to the Racers four times. Two of those turnovers came from quarterbacks Will Stein (fumble) and Teddy Bridgewater (interception). But Strong has not changed his stance on the quarterback position at all, and he will plan to use three different players under center on Friday.

Stein will once again get the start, with the touted-freshman Bridgewater seeing some action and Dominique Brown running the specialized "Wildcard" package. Stein's success came mostly in the first half, but he finished with 226 yards passing with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Bridgewater's college debut was short lived, and the freshman did not attempt another pass after his interception.

There is a lot of excitement about Bridgewater's ability, but Thursday confirmed many suspicions that the Miami-native still has some adjusting to do before stepping in as the leader of the offense. Luckily, Stein has proven he can be a productive starter for the Cardinals while their prized recruit gets acclimated to the college game.

Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 11:31 pm

Louisville will use 3 quarterbacks against FIU

nobody is ever going to read this but damn it feels good to always be right about everything

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 2:26 pm

Louisville will use 3 quarterbacks against FIU

Yea as a Louisville fan FIU's big win over the North Texas Mean Green has me thinking they might as well just forfeit the game now because Louisville stands no chance.

Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: September 7, 2011 10:44 pm

Louisville will use 3 quarterbacks against FIU

fiu is gonna take their lunch. wesley carroll is the better then any qb louvule is gonna trot out there and t.y. hilton would be a heisman canidate if he played at a big school. bet the mortgage on fiu covering the 3

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2011 7:22 pm

Louisville will use 3 quarterbacks against FIU

yeah this is just a dumb strategy, just make up ur mind and pick one to rally around, if history has shown anything is that two qb systems never work out well. I understand that he wants to be able to utilize with these different qbs bring to the table, but the costs far outweigh the benefits

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2011 12:40 pm

Louisville will use 3 quarterbacks against FIU

Why not just use 11 quarterbacks on the field at once?

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