March 30, 2012
Louisville, Ky. -- - University of Louisville football head coach Charlie Strong and the Louisville football squad held two-hour practice Friday afternoon in shorts and shoulder pads at the practice fields, completing the practice week before the Cardinals scrimmage for the first time this spring on Saturday morning at 10 a.m.
The Cardinals are slated to do a few individual periods and special teams periods before going about 100 plays on Saturday morning.
"We had a good week of practice," Strong said. "We already have had six practices this spring and have got a lot accomplished in the first couple weeks of the spring. We will have our first big scrimmage of the spring on Saturday. We are going to put the ball down and let the guys go play. It will be good to see where we are at as a football team."
The Cardinals, who have been in pads all week, toned it back a little on Friday. Strong worked on third and long situations at the end of practice after focusing on individual work and special teams. The team worked on inside run and 7-on-7 drills with the linebackers and secondary.
Senior cornerback Adrian Bushell and Hakeem Smith both made a pair of nice interceptions during the drills on Friday afternoon, while senior wide receiver Andrell Smith stood out on offense, making a pair of acrobatic catches in the end zone and adjustments on balls thrown short.
Saturday's scrimmage will be practice No. 7 of the spring. The Cardinals will hit the field again on Monday at 4:00 p.m. The spring game is slated for Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m.