Following their first of two practices on Tuesday, University of Louisville head coach Charlie Strong instructed his players to walk from the practice fields to midfield inside Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, where they were greeted by the school marching band performing "All Hail U of L".
"What we sometimes forget is how hard other people work and we wanted to make sure to let them know that we support them, just like they support us," said Strong. "They work very hard and it gave our players a chance to learn the alma mater [song]."
Tuesday marks the final of the Cardinals four two-a-day practice sessions.
"It was a good warm day," Strong said. "I know that they are looking to get done with these two-a-days and get into the scheme and get prepared for the opponent coming up with Ohio."
The team will return to practice this evening.
Despite the warm temperature and grueling two-a-day grind, junior defensive end Deiontrez Mount described the morning session as a good outing.
"Everybody runs to the ball and coming out with the attitude that you can't give up even though our bodies are sore," he said, adding that the team is, "fighting through the fatigue and the physical pains of your body."
Strong provided an update on injuries, which included exciting news that junior wide receiver Michaelee Harris will be available for the season opener against Ohio. Harris has battled back from an ACL injury suffered prior to the start of the 2012 season. He started 12 games as a sophomore, recording 37 receptions for 455 yards and 2 touchdowns.
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