Strong says there's plenty of work to do

Charlie Strong

The University of Louisville football team had a live scrimmage for a bit on Wednesday during practice, marking the first full-team scrimmage of the fall camp. U of L coach Charlie Strong gave the media an update after 10 practices.

While praising the University of Louisville defensive line, head coach Charlie Strong said the offensive line needs to pick it up in fall camp.

Strong gave the media an update after 10 practices – including the first full-contact scrimmage of the camp – on Wednesday afternoon.

"We put the ball on the ground for the first time, just to see where we're at," Strong said. "I like the attitude and they're working hard.

"We have some issues at offensive line. We have to find some backups on the offensive line. Right now, the defensive line is overpowering the offensive line."

Strong said the issue with the line is "trying to find some depth," noting Jake Smith, Jamon Brown and John Miller are returning starters and that Ryan Mack and Nacho Garcia are battling for the right tackle spot.

"We just still have to improve and get better," he said.

Strong said running back Senorise Perry is "doing just fine," but has been and will continue to be limited to one practice on those days the Cardinals' have double-sessions. U of L will have a double session tomorrow.

"He's good and he's battling," Strong said.

Strong said the team is still in installment mode and would be that way until early next week. The Cardinals are expected to scrimmage for the first time on Saturday but Strong said "we'll just see how it goes."

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