We’ll be bringing you more indepth analysis and matchup breakdowns as the week goes on, but here’s a lil’ convo betwix the Straitpinkie squad about the upcoming Governor’s Cup Battle in the Bluegrass…
Carl H: I don’t really know why we need to even preview this game. Krags has already GUAR-AN-TEED a victory (see 7/1 tweet). They might as well not even play the game……
But for the sake of argument – there is simply no way Louisville wins this football game. They just don’t have the talent, or the coaching, to pull it off. How exactly are the Cardinals even going to keep it close??
Unless Krags was employing psychological warfare, and making his team look horrible against the Sycamores, in the hopes of not tipping his hand for the UK game, this one could get ugly real quick.
Miller: is this the enote convo thats gonna be posted as an art tickle?
nickev: Elizabeth Banks is pretty hot
Miller: @nickev – fine point, cannot be disputed
@ Carl H – tink you, got a 94 on my high school placement exam
anyway, i think louisville does have the talent to potentially win the game, the coaching will need to be top notch and there’s no guarantee of that occurring, but it could happen
that being said, i don’t think kragthorpe needs to win to save his job, he just needs to not get destroyed
Guy: Let’s do this argument later in the week. I can’t do it today.
Carl H: There really is no argument on Elizabeth Banks’ hotness/yump factor…. you must be confused Guy.
nickev: On the football side of things I don’t see how the Cards move the football against the ‘Cats’ defense. Vic Anderson is good but has no holes to run through and everything he got against Indiana State was all his doing and not the lines. If they aren’t creating holes against the Sycamores, how will they create holes against Kentucky? And I just don’t see them moving the ball through the air at all. Kentucky’s secondary is the strength of their defense and Burke and co. struggled against a Sycamore defense which consisted of middle school caliber corners.
And to the theory that Krags held back against Indiana State so they wouldn’t reveal their hand. There is no way you do that with a new QB.
Miller: hold on a sec, UK’s defensive line isn’t exactly a dominant unit, while Louisville won’t consistently move the ball 2006 style, they will move it some or at least more than last year’s squad
Burke did struggle, but the receivers were open all day, if you watch the game again, receivers getting open was not the problem, burke delivering the ball to them was
Carl H: yes, but that is receivers getting open against THE SYCAMORES!!!!! Not the WHOMP! Squad. Sorry but Jerry Calvert is NOT Trevard Lindley…..
Miller: Kentucky gave up 126 yds passing to Miami, I’d wager Louisville’s receivers are better than the Redhawks
so its really just a matter of whether or not you believe Louisville is better than Miami, at this point right now (Sept 14, 2009) I do
Carl H: Not sure the correlation here you are trying to extrapolate, or for that matter what the hell i just said. BUT:
Kentucky gave up ONLY 126 yards passing, holding Daniel Raudabaugh (5,000 career passing yards) to just 13 completions in 34 attempts and picking him off twice.
My point was I would hope the Louisville receivers were getting open against Indiana St. They won’t have as easy a time on Saturday.
They do have some decent talent though. Trent Guy and Long will be able to stretch the field, and the beastly Vic Anderson will get opportunities to shine. Couple that with Burke comin’ in lookin’ for redemption in his return to Lexington, the site of his player of the year campaign at Lex Cath and I’m startin’ to think the Cards might have a chance after all.
Rohrer: How about this… Louisville will win the game because we are Louisville. And with me being a fan of the Cards, Louisville will win because I believe Kentucky Sucks! We can beat sucky teams. Therefore, by fandom logic, Louisville wins easily.
That is all.
Miller: The man’s logic is flawless.